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American consumers are used to wading through side effect warnings when they pick up a prescription for a new medication. Sometimes, sitting in a doctor’s office and going over their options, they even decide to take one medication over another simply to avoid a potential side effect that they find particularly risky. But patients can only do that when they’re actually warned of the potential side effects introduced by a medication. Sometimes, however, just as in the case of the antipsychotic, Risperdal (risperidone), drug makers decide not to warn consumers of the risks—putting their lives and health in danger and taking the power of informed decision making away from them.
The Wall Street Journal Report
In 2015, The Wall Street Journal reported that there were more than 1200 lawsuits currently filed against Johnson & Johnson throughout the United States, all for problems with Risperdal. Not only will these lawsuits go far in helping make whole those who’ve suffered as a result of taking Risperdal, but they also help to hold drug makers responsible for the dangerous and illegal decisions they make to withhold information about side effects from patients.
Risperdal & Gynecomastia Injuries
We now know that Risperdal carries the risk of gynecomastia, which means abnormal breast tissue development in males. But before the general population found this out, Risperdal was prescribed to countless adults and children to treat disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression and more.
In some cases, the gynecomastia was so severe that male patients had to undergo a breast removal procedure called a mastectomy. In one case, the family of an autistic boy sued drug maker Johnson & Johnson after their son developed 46 DD breasts as a result of taking Risperdal. His family was awarded $2.5 million by the jury who heard the case. This came after Johnsons & Johnson was already forced to pay out $2.2 billion for illegally marketing Risperdal to the elderly and children before getting proper FDA approval.
Risperdal Lawyer Referral For Gynecomastia Lawsuits
At Pravati Legal Networks, we’re dedicated to helping patients recover the damages they’ve suffered at the hands of pharmaceutical companies and others. To that end, we’ve spent years cultivating a network of Risperdal lawyers with the right experience to effectively fight these cases. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of being prescribed Risperdal, you may be entitled to damages. Fill out our free form to get matched to a Risperdal lawyer who has the experience you need to effectively fight Johnson & Johnson. Our Risperdal lawyers begin working on your case without any upfront fees or retainers, choosing instead to work on a contingency fee basis and only getting paid after winning your case.