Claims Against Risperdal

Many of the young men prescribed the drug Risperdal for the treatment of mental health disorders, are now suffering from gynecomastia (breast growth).

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This drug belongs the family of atypical antipsychotics, and is used to treat the symptoms related to:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dementia
  • Autism
  • Tourette syndrome
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History

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the drug to specifically treat schizophrenia in adults, at this time there is no knowledge of the formation of gynecomastia in young men.
A black box warning is issued to customers after the FDA learns of the potential risk of death for the elderly taking Risperdal for their dementia.
A study from completed at Duke University revealed that there may be a link between young males suffering from gynecomastia, and young men who take Risperdal.
Risperdal is approved for treating Schizophrenia in adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 by the FDA.
A Risperdal lawsuit is filed against manufacturers after a 21 year old man who is diagnosed with gynecomastia after taking the drug.
A settlement totaling over $181 million is awarded to patients, after accusations that Johnson & Johnson was marketing the drug for unapproved uses
Studies are published stating that 130 young men suffering from gynecomastia have filed risperdal lawsuits.
The drug giant Johnson & Johnson settles 5 Risperdal lawsuits.
Johnson & Johnson is ordered to pay over $2.2 billion in both civil, and criminal, fines due to illegally promoting Risperdal before FDA approval
A jury in Philadelphia ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.5 million because they failed to alert Risperdal patients about the abnormal breast development in young men resulting from taking the drug
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What is Risperdal and How Does it Work

This medication is classed as an antipsychotic, and it works by helping to restore the balance of natural substances in the brain. Often referred under its generic name Risperidone, this drug can be taken as a daily pill, or in a long-lasting injection. Risperdal may be used in combination with other drugs to help treat depression; however, it is typically used to treat mental and mood...

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Information on the Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson and Risperdal

In more serious cases involving Risperdal, the young men affected have needed to have expensive breast reduction surgery, making it crucial for them to receive medical compensation. Many of the adolescents involved in these cases suffered severe mental strain, further exaggerating the existing mental conditions the drug was initially prescribed to treat.

Many lawsuits have...

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Do You Know Someone Suffering from Risperdal Induced Gynecomastia?

If you, or someone close to you is suffering from Risperdal induced Gynecomastia, seek legal assistance immediately. You may be eligible to file a claim against the drug maker for your pain and...

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