If you or a man you love grew Risperdal breasts after taking the anti-psychotic medication, your situation is far from uncommon. A growing number of Risperdal lawsuits brought on behalf of individuals alleging Risperdal gynecomastia, or male breast development, after using the medication prescribed to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other conditions in adults and children have already been filed, and are continuing to move forward in the U.S.
To find out if you are eligible to receive compensation for the embarrassment, pain and discomfort Risperdal gynectomastia complications have caused you and your family, call an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today. The Firm’s lawyers are currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to individuals who may have been injured as result of Risperdal. Claims involving this medication seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
A wave of research conducted over the past few years has added to concerns about Risperdal breast development in men and young boys. According to a study published in a 2006 issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, this may be caused by the medication’s potential to produce excessive levels of prolactin, a hormone associated with milk production and female breast growth.
If you or a loved one experienced the below symptoms after taking Risperdal, contact a medical professional right away. These may be signs of Risperdal gynectomastia:
According to lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., mastectomies and liposuction may be necessary to repair Risperdal breast complications in men and children. Some reports indicate that individuals have experienced growth resulting in D-cup size breasts.
Prolactin levels in those who took Risperdal also may stay elevated for a substantial amount of time after use of the drug ends, studies have shown.
A rising number of lawsuits alleging Risperdal male breast growth have been filed in courts throughout the U.S. In October 2012, a Bloomberg.com report indicated that Johnson & Johnson agreed to settle five claims filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas at the time. Court documents indicate that several other lawsuits against the makers of Risperdal are currently pending in Pennsylvania state court.
Claims involving Risperdal allege that its manufacturer failed to warn doctors and patients about the side effects associated with its product, which was designed defectively given its potential to cause complications.
Men and boys who may have developed Risperdal gynecomastia complications stemming from the anti-psychotic medication may be eligible to seek compensation for damages caused by their injuries. Call Bernstein Liebhard LLP today to find out if you are eligible to file a claim at .