Risperdal Attorney

Published on January 23, 2014 by Laurie Villanueva

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If you are a man who developed breasts after taking a widely-used antipsychotic drug marketed by Johnson & Johnson, our Risperdal lawyer practice group wants you to know you’re not alone. Our Firm’s attorneys are actively filing cases on behalf of men and young boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia, a condition categorized by male breast growth, after use of the medication. We understand how painful and uncomfortable this situation may be for you, and are committed to helping you file a claim.

risperdal attorneyContact a Risperdal attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today to learn other vital information about side effects, as well as the process of filing a claim against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., who markets the medication. Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits seek compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages that may have been caused by your injuries.

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Why Call a Risperdal Lawyer?

A Risperdal lawyer can help you fully understand the side effects that have already been associated with the medication, and how to know if you are eligible to file a case against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen. Approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and adults and adolescents, as well as irritability in children ages 5-to-16 years of age with autism, Risperdal is also frequently prescribed off-label to individuals with ADHD, among other demographics not explicitly cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who did not approve the drug for pediatric uses until 2006.

Over the past few years, a growing number of lawsuits have tied the use of Risperdal to gynecomastia, or male breast growth. In hundreds of cases now pending in a consolidated litigation underway in the Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, plaintiffs have allegedly experienced the following symptoms of this condition:

  • Swollen breast tissue
  • Tenderness in the breast
  • Pain in the breast
  • Nipple discharge from one or both breasts

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you have been urged by the Risperdal attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to pursue legal help. These may be signs of male gynecomastia, which has resulted in breast sizes as large as D cups, according to some lawsuits. Risperdal patients have also reported instances of unexpected milk production, or galactorrhoea.

Studies indicate that Risperdal’s side effects are caused by the medication’s potential to produce excessive levels of prolactin, a hormone associated with breast development in women, and lactation in mothers who are nursing.

Risperdal in the News

Risperdal attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are also actively monitoring updates in Johnson & Johnson’s recent multi-billion dollar risperdal settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. After being charged with marketing this medication, along with certain others, for uses not approved by the FDA, the company was ordered to pay $2.5 billion in criminal and civil penalties to the federal government in November 2013. According to the agreement, Johnson & Johnson was found to have promoted Risperdal to elderly patients with dementia and children over the past decade, and concealed safety information related to the drug’s potential to cause male gynecomastia and other side effects.

What is My End Goal in Filing a Risperdal Lawsuit?

A Risperdal lawyer can walk you through the legal process of pursing a claim that seeks compensation for the following damages:

  • Current and future lost wages
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Disability
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing clients in Risperdal lawsuits on a contingency basis, meaning you will only be ordered to pay legal fees if a settlement is reached, or a judgment is secured. At which point, expenses paid to our Firm will be taken directly out of the suit’s recovery. If it is not successful, you will not be required to pay legal fees.

Contact a Risperdal Lawyer Today

Don’t hesitate. Call a Risperdal attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP to pursue a lawsuit alleging Risperdal gynecomastia and other side effects. For a free and confidential case evaluation, dial .