Risperdal Injury Lawyers
Have you suffered the side effects of the medication Risperdal? Risperdal is known to induce the development of gynecomastia (breast tissue) in adolescent males. If you have developed this condition due to being prescribed Risperdal you should consult with a skilled mass tort attorney handling Risperdal gynecomastia injury claims.
Please contact our team of Risperdal injury lawyers. They offer free consults and charge no legal fees if they do not recover for you. As Risperdal claims are mass tort claims our Risperdal injury lawyers are investigating these claims in all 50 states and Washington D.C. including Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Arizona and Michigan.
What Is Risperdal?
Janssen Pharmaceuticals manufactures Risperdal. Risperdal is a type of antipsychotic drug administered to teenage boys to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. It works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. Common side effects of ingesting Risperdal include the following:
- Involuntary motions of the head
- Feeling hot or cold
- Difficulty sleeping
- Abdominal pain
- Muscle and joint pain
- Decreased libido
As a result of taking Risperdal, several teenage boys have developed gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition that causes breast tissue to enlarge. It is caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts. Men and teenage boys that suffer from Gynecomastia often experience pain in their breasts. Additional symptoms include swollen breast gland tissue and breast tenderness. Gynecomastia may go away on its own. Breasts may also be removed by surgery (mastectomy) or with alternative medication.
Teenage girls who ingest Risperdal may experience increased levels of prolactin. Prolactin is a hormone that causes the enlargement of breast tissue. This can cause the spontaneous production of milk.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued several warnings to consumers about taking Risperdal. If you have experienced any of the above symptoms after taking Risperdal, seek immediate medical care. Contact our law office to speak with an Risperdal injury lawyer. We can review your case and provide you with legal advice regarding the compensation you may be entitled to for damages.
Attorneys Handling Risperdal Lawsuits
In November 2015, a teenage boy from Maryland was awarded a $1.75 million verdict after being diagnosed with with gynecomastia after taking Risperdal. In December 2015, a Philadelphia jury ordered Janssen to pay $500,000 to a Wisconsin teenager who was diagnosed with gynecomastia after taking Risperdal. On July 5, 2016, a Tennessee teenage boy who grew female breasts after taking Risperdal was awarded $70 million by a jury in Philadelphia.
As the recent cases illustrate, teenage boys who used Risperdal have successfully obtained compensation for damages arising from taking Risperdal. Consumers continue to file lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks of using the product.
Over 200 cases regarding Risperdal has been centralized in Philadelphia. In addition to civil penalties, J&J has agreed to pay millions in criminal fines to the Justice Department for illegally marketing Risperdal to dementia patients and children while paying kickbacks to doctors. As the number of Risperdal cases continues to increase, other states may centralize their cases in order to resolve claims efficiently. Currently, there is no class action case for Risperdal claimants.
How Our New York Risperdal Injury Lawyers Can Help You
Contact our Miami Florida Risperdal injury lawyers for a consultation. The Houston Texas Risperdal injury lawyers can review your case and provide you with legal guidance and advice on how to obtain compensation for your injuries. You must file your lawsuit within a specified period of time. If you fail to do so, you may be barred from recovering compensation for your injury.