Boys or young adult males may face a risk of breast growth or gynecomastia from Risperdal side effects
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More Risperdal lawsuits are being filed around United Stated than ever before by the men and boys who have used the antipsychotic medication and developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth. Actually, as of October 2012, Johnson & Johnson has already compensated quite a few victims as Risperdal lawsuits continue to grow. It wasn’t long before the company reached a settlement with the federal government on charges related to improper marketing of its drugs with Risperdal included.
Our firm is dedicated in helping both men and boys who have developed gynecomstia from using Risperdal get compensated for the pain and suffering they have endured. We have enormous experience in dealing with these types of lawsuits where a big company like Johnson & Johnson fails to warn its customers of the adverse side effects of its blockbuster medications. Our lawyers understand your situation more than anyone and are willing to help with your Risperdal lawsuit. So if you or a loved one took Risperdal, you may be entitled to compensation if you developed:
- Liposuction, mastectomy or other surgical procedures to remove excess breast tissue
- Male breast growth
We offer complimentary Risperdal case assessment to alleged victims of this medication where our lawyer will determine if you are eligible for compensation and also fully explain all of your legal rights and options. If you would like to hold Johnson & Johnson liable for the pain and embarrassment caused by Risperdal gynecomasta, kindly get in touch with us and arrange for your complimentary Risperdal case review.
Risperdal Lawsuit and Children
Numerous Risperdal lawsuits involve children, especially boys who have used this antipsychotic drug and developed gynecomastia. As well as claiming the use of Risperdal caused male breast development, Risperdal litigations filed on behalf of children claim that Johnson & Johnson unsuitably sold the medication for pediatric use before the FDA gave it a go ahead.
In Octobber 2012, reliable reports claimed that Johnson & Johnson had settled five lawsuits over children who purportedly developed gynecomastia. Although the terms of those settlements were never made public, Risperdal lawsuits being filed in courts around the country have gained momentum ever since.
On the charges of having improperly marketed some of its medications including Risperdal, Johnson & Johnson agreed to paythe federal government $2.2 million in settlements. It is claimed that Johnson & Johnson marketed off-label use of Risperdal in mentally disabled individuals, elderly dementia patients and children.
Risperdal Consta Legal Action
Risperdal is an uncharacteristic antipsychotic medication that is used to treat adults and teenagers with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, as well as temper linked to autistic disorder in youngsters’ ages 6-to-16. Although Risperdal is also often used as treatment of ADHD, the FDA has yet to approve this. Infact, Risperdal was only approved for use by children by the FDA in 2006, after being on the market for more than a decade.
Risperidone, being the active ingredient in Risperdal, works by manipulating the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. These neurotransmitters are known to affect disposition and behavior. Invega is another uncharacteristic antipsychotic medication that is made with an active ingredient that is a metabolite of risperidone. Our lawyers are also assessing risperidone lawsuits related to Invega since it behaves the same way as Risperdal.
A couple of studies have shown that men and boys that use Risperdal may develop male breasts. In 2006, the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology published a study that discovered the use of risperidone in youngsters was linked to excessive levels of the hormone prolactin, which is responsible for milk production and female breast growth. By 2009, the Journal of Child and adolescent Psychopharmacology publish a research that discovered that these high prolactin levels could persevere for two years.
According to risperidone lawsuits, symptoms of male growth linked to Risperdal or Invega are as follows:
Nipple discharge from one or both breasts
Pain in the breast
Tenderness in the breast Swollen breast tissue
How Do You File a Risperdal Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one have used Risperdal and developed gynecomastia then you may be entitled to compensation for your emotional, financial, and physical damages. To understand more about filing a Risperdal lawsuit, kindly give us a call and arrange a complimentary case review. Our lawyers will fully explain the issues related to Risperdal lawsuits so that you know your legal rights and options. This will go a long way in helping you make an informed decision for you and your family