Risperdal Side Effects and Lawsuits

Have you or someone you know been negatively affected as a result of taking the medication Risperdal? Many men have suffered by developing male breasts, or gynecomastia. If you are suffering, it is important to seek justice. There currently are various Risperdal lawsuits up against the manufacturers of the prescription medication. You could be eligible for some financial compensation that can help you with your pain and suffering.

About the Risperdal Prescription Drug

Risperdal, which also goes by the generic name risperdone, is used as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is instrumental in treating the symptoms of schizophrenia in adults, as well as for other uses that have been determined since it was released for public use in 1993.  Among the other diagnoses for which it is prescribed are bipolar disorder and for irritability in children and teenagers who are on the autism spectrum.

The manufacturer of Risperdal is Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. It is one of the more popular prescription drugs from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, bringing them in billions of dollars in profits. This company was involved in a prior lawsuit regarding their illegal promotion and marketing of Risperdal. Those cases were settled in federal court, resulting in a settlement of $2.2 million that was split among the participants.  However, none of this money goes toward actual victims. This was a separate lawsuit only about their illegal marketing. If any individual suffered, they must file their own lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson to receive compensation and hold them accountable.

Gynecomastia Issues with Risperdal Use

Most lawsuits against the manufacturer involve the Risperdal side effect of gynecomastia. This imbalance of hormones causes swelling of breast tissue and the growth of breast tissue in males. The effects of this have been far reaching for individuals suffering from this condition. It has been known to cause issues with self-esteem, body image issues, a change in eating habits for boys and men, and other psychological and physical effects. As a result, individuals who have been harmed in such a way from Risperdal prescription drug use may deal with a great deal of suffering in their lives for a long time after the gynecomastia initially begins.

Risperdal Manufacturers Should Pay for Their Wrongdoing

A company such as Janssen Pharmaceuticals should hold themselves to a high standard when it comes to being honest with the general public about any risks associated with Risperdal prescription medication and other medical drugs. Since they did not make the public aware of this Risperdal side effect, they must be held accountable for their actions now. Justice can be met through receiving a settlement from a Risperdal lawsuit against this company.

The Jones Ward law firm deals with class action and mass torts lawsuits. If you or someone you love has an eligible claim for the Risperdal class action lawsuit, contact us right away by calling 1-888-595-2922. You also may find out more information and fill out a form at our website here. A member of our legal team will get back to you as quickly as possible. This is a time sensitive legal matter, so be sure to contact us immediately to discuss your eligibility for submitting a claim to be a part of the class action suit.