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Risperdal and Gynecomastia Legal Claims
Gynecomastia is a medical condition describing the growth of breasts in males. Symptoms not only include growth of breast tissue, but also may include soreness, pain, and discharge. Several scientific studies have linked Risperdal use with the development of gynecomastia in males, including young and adolescent males. Gynecomastia also may result in elevated prolactin levels.
Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug manufactured by Johnson & Johnson that has been linked to gynecomastia. The generic version of Risperdal is Risperidone. Other drugs, such as Invega and Risperdal Consta are also considered Risperdal. Risperdal is usually prescribed to patients to treat schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, autism and other psychiatric conditions.
Risperdal was first approved for use in 1993. A generic version of Risperdal, known as risperidone, came to market in 2008. Risperdal was prescribed both to adults and adolescents, as well as children as young as five years of age. Risperdal is connected with various serious side effects including gynecomastia.
Johnson & Johnson Lawsuits: Risperdal
There are currently pending numerous cases against Johnson & Johnson alleging that Risperdal causes gynecomastia. These cases are filed in various state and federal courts around the country. It has been reported that Johnson & Johnson has settled several Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits already.
In February 2015, a jury in Philadelphia rendered a verdict of $2.5 million dollars in favor of a 20-year-old autistic Risperdal user who developed breasts as a young teenager, finding that the company failed to adequately warn about the potential side effects from Risperdal.
In 2013, Johnson & Johnson paid $2.2 billion dollars to settle federal and state criminal and civil charges related to illegal marketing of Risperdal.
Do You or a Loved One have Risperdal Claim?
The attorneys at Bohrer Brady, LLC are evaluating Risperdal gynecomastia cases. For a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation, please contact the Risperdal gynecomastia lawyers at Bohrer Brady, LLC.