Risperdal is a psychiatric medication. It has been prescribed to both adolescents and adults to help treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism and dementia. Medical professionals also used the drug off-label to treat attention deficit disorder (ADHD), anxiety and sleep disorders. For some men and young males, their physical and mental wellness suffered after taking Risperdal. These males underwent surgeries (mastectomies), missed out on work and school and also, dealt with physical and mental anguish; all after they developed the medical condition gynecomastia (male breast growth) as a result of taking the drug.
The product liability lawyers with Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys are now reviewing Risperdal lawsuit claims for men and young males who may have developed male breast growth after taking Risperdal. Diagnosed with gynecomastia after taking Risperdal? We strongly encourage you to consult with our Risperdal injury lawyers as soon as possible. Talk to one of our dangerous products attorneys today. So, don’t wait.
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Prior to 2006, drug manufacturers were not approved by the U.S. FDA to market Risperdal to children for treatment of autism and psychiatric disorders. Even though Risperdal eventually gained approval, manufacturers now face accusations of misrepresenting the benefits and concealing the overall risks and possible severe side effects of the drug. Gynecomastia is one of the severe side effects that young males may develop after taking Risperdal. The basic compounds of the drug can cause an increase in production of the hormone prolactin which is responsible for breast growth in pubescent girls and lactation in pregnant and nursing women.
When prolactin levels increase in young males and adult men, permanent breast tissue may develop; they may also start to lactate. A way to reverse these developments is through a mastectomy and/or reconstructive surgery.
Can you answer yes to the majority of these questions?
- Prescribed Risperdal before October 2006?
- Developed breasts after taking Risperdal?
- Experienced lactation after taking Risperdal?
- Diagnosed with gynecomastia?
- Elevated levels of prolactin?
You may have a Risperdal claim. If you believe that you or your young male child developed gynecomastia as a result of taking the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, you may be entitled to compensation for pain, losses and suffering. We can help you every step of the way.
Complete the form located at the upper right side of this page, or call the Risperdal injury lawyers with Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation to find out if you may be eligible to pursue a Risperdal – Gynecomastia lawsuit claim against drug manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and Janssen.
Our product liability attorneys are here to help evaluate your options and provide professional legal consultation. Contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.