After growing 46DD breasts, Alabama man wins $2.5 million from drug company

February 26, 2015 6:28 PM

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A 20-year-old Thorsby man with autism was awarded $2.5 million in damages on Tuesday by a Philadelphia jury that found a drug he began taking as a child caused him to grow large breasts and that his family was not "adequately warned" of this side effect, according to a report by The Philadelphia Daily News.

A Common Pleas jury found that Pledger, his family and his doctor were not aware that the drug Risperdal -- an anti-psychotic made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson -- could cause him to grow 46DD breasts, Pledger's attorney Thomas Kline told the Daily News.

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