Get Legal Help for Risperdal Breast Growth
Sunday March 09, 2014
Risperdal (or risperidone) is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, manic episodes, and certain behavioral problems. The drug was first approved by the FDA in 1993. Since that time, however, studies have revealed that Risperdal may strongly increase the risk of gynecomastia when administered to adolescents.
Gynecomastia is the growth of abnormally large breasts in male patients. Risperidone side effects like gynecomastia can be especially troubling for young males already confronting disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or autism. Risperdal lawsuits are now underway to compensate gynecomastia victims and their families.
Risperdal Lawsuits Now Pending
In September 2012, Johnson & Johnson, the company which manufactures Risperdal, paid the first reported gynecomastia lawsuit settlement. The 21-year-old plaintiff alleged that he developed breasts after taking prescription risperidone as a young child. The plaintiff was nine years old when he began Risperdal and complained of psychological trauma after growing breasts which required surgical removal.
The settlement followed shortly after an Arkansas judge in a separate proceeding ordered J&J to pay $1.2 billion in fines for improperly marketing Risperdal. Other states had already imposed hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties against J&J for its deceptive marketing practices, including claims that the company promoted Risperdal for use by children without regulatory approval.
The developing Risperdal litigation aims to compensate the boys and young adults who suffered unnecessarily from risperidone breast growth side effects.
Consult a Risperdal Lawyer at No Cost
Our law firm is actively investigating claims on behalf of Risperdal users affected by gynecomastia. The Risperdal lawyers at our firm are recognized leaders in defective drug litigation and can provide a prompt and accurate evaluation of your potential case. All consultations are provided at no cost and with no obligation.
The firm encourages those who may have grounds for a Risperdal lawsuit to speak with an attorney in timely manner in order to safeguard the right to pursue compensation. Call (888) 849-5117 or send a message using our online form at any time.