Has a young male in your family suffered after taking antipsychotic drug Risperdal
? If so, we can provide an experienced defective drug lawyer to claim financial compensation for your losses, including medical bills and pain and suffering. This can come with a Risperdal lawsuit that targets gynecomastia, a damaging Risperdal side effect.
What is gynecomastia
? It signifies the development of male breast tissue. Such development can include pain, nipple discharge, and severe psychological trauma.
If you or a loved one has experienced symptoms related to gynecomastia, then you may be entitled to compensation if you file a Risperdal lawsuit. Lawyers with Jim Adler & Associates can provide professional legal advice to help you recover from the negative effects of this medication. Contact a Risperdal lawyer to handle your claim: You won’t be sorry.
Getting Treatment for Gynecomastia
Treatments for Risperdal side effects can include:
- Liposuction to remove male breast tissue. This can be performed for less severe cases of gynecomastia.
- A mastectomy to remove male breasts entirely. This can be performed for severe cases of gynecomastia.
- Medications such as clomiphene, tamoxifen, and danazol.
A boy who’s suffered the humiliation of growing breasts also may face serious psychological and emotional trauma, and this may necessitate treatment of its own.
If you or a loved has suffered from the negative effects of this drug, then contact Jim Adler & Associates to handle your Risperdal lawsuit. Lawyers are a dime a dozen, but our personal injury law firm has some of the most qualified lawyers in Texas. Find out for yourself by scheduling a free case review with the Texas Hammer® and his staff of Risperdal attorneys.
How Does This Happen?
Risperdal can produce breasts in males via active ingredient risperidone, which increases the body’s level of prolactin, a hormone that stimulates breast development in females. If a boy who takes Risperdal as an antipsychotic has an elevated level of prolactin, he can suffer from gynecomastia, or the development of male breast tissue.
Responsible for harmful Risperdal side effects are pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen unit. Johnson & Johnson has profited greatly from Risperdal while American boys have suffered. Between 2003 and 2010, Johnson & Johnson sold more than $24 billion worth of Risperdal.
Johnson & Johnson reaped such enormous sales while illegally marketing Risperdal to children and older adults for off-label uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But there was a price to be paid. Janssen ultimately pleaded guilty to federal charges of unapproved marketing and of having misbranded Risperdal. This happened in November of 2013, when Janssen also paid $2.2 billion to settle the federal charges.
The charges alleged that Janssen sold Risperdal for off-label treatments such as dementia and ADHD. Also, Johnson & Johnson is alleged to have neglected to research Risperdal side effects sufficiently and to have failed to provide adequate warnings to consumers about Risperdal side effects.
Though Risperdal was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1993 for the management of psychotic disorders, the FDA has become aware over the ensuing years of many harmful Risperdal side effects. Besides gynecomastia, such Risperdal side effects include diabetes, excessive weight gain, and tardive dyskinesia, a disorder of the nervous system.
If you’ve been afflicted by any of these side effects, then get a Risperdal lawyer. Contact The Tough, Smart Lawyer® today!
File a Risperdal Lawsuit
If a loved one in your family suffered the Risperdal side effect of gynecomastia, notify our law firm immediately. We can stand up for you in the legal arena and fight for your right to the economic recovery you deserve from your Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit.
To begin, simply send us this site’s free case review form or call us via our toll-free number. We’ll hurry to respond and provide you with free legal advice about your potential lawsuit. Risperdal’s negative effects on your life can stop with your claim: We’ll provide an experienced defective drug lawyer for your Risperdal lawsuit to get you the compensation you deserve.
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