If you or a loved one has been suffering from the side-effects of the drug risperdal, then it is important that you seek medical attention and contact one of our experienced risperdal lawsuit attorneys in your area for your free consultation and case evaluation. Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication, commonly given to children and adolescents. Unfortunately it has been discovered that taking this medication can lead to severe side effects including abnormal breast growth in young men and boys who take risperdal. The term used to describe the abnormal breast growth is “gynecomastia.” If you or your child is suffering from gynecomastia as a result of taking the drug, risperdal, then it is important to consult one of our attorneys immediately to help file your risperdal lawsuit and get you the compensation that you are entitled too.
Although there has yet to be an established class action formed, individuals still have the right to file a risperdal lawsuit, which eventually leads to a settlement prior to any court hearings. The drug risperdal is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and generates approximately 2.1 billion dollars in sales each year. The drug is commonly used to treat schizophrenia in teenagers and adult males but use of the drug has been linked to abnormal male breast growth, and J&J is being held accountable. Risperdal has also been prescribed to the elderly which can cause life threatening conditions and ailments.
Risperdal May Cause Neuroleptic Syndrome and Tardive Dyskinesia in males that have been prescribed this medication. This is a potentially fatal disorder that may cause the following symptoms:
- Muscle rigidity;
- Altered mental status; and
- Autonomic instability (irregular heartbeat or blood pressure, excessive sweating).
If you or a loved one has been prescribed the drug risperdal or similar drugs within this category and are experiencing any of the above-listed symptoms then it is important that you contact one of our risperdal lawsuit attorneys in your area today for a free consultation. Your attorney will file a risperdal lawsuit which will eventually lead to a settlement that you and your family deserve for the pain and suffering that risperdal has caused you. Your settlement will include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills (past and future), out-of-pocket-expenses, loss of consortium, and any other costs that you have incurred as a result of your injuries from risperdal. The federal government filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers of the drug and the case recently settled out of court for approximately 114 million dollars.
There is a limited time frame in which you must fie your risperdal lawsuit, and if this deadline is not met then you will be forever barred from obtaining a risperdal lawsuit settlement or bringing a claim against those responsible for the injuries and damages that you have sustained. Additionally, it is important to contact one of attorneys immediately because they will be able to get you the medical care and treatment that you need and deserve.