Parents across the country whose children have been prescribed the drug Risperdal for ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or autism are now receiving shocking reports that the drug may have serious side effects. Many have seen news reports or a Risperdal Lawsuit 2013 commercial advising of widespread legal action.
The health risks of Risperdal involve abnormal breast growth as well as increased chances of diabetes in children. Below is the latest information referred to in the Risperdal Lawsuit 2013 commercial as well as how you may seek compensation if you or your child have been affected.
Authored by Gloria Mayer
Although Risperdal was designed to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, it was also heavily marketed for the unapproved treatment of ADHD in children. The maker, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has been fined over $1.2 billion for this false marketing.
Recent reports have identified a risk of gynecomastia in adults and children taking Risperdal. This condition can cause abnormal breast growth, milk production and the delay of sexual development in adult males and children as young as 5 years old.
Aside from the social trauma associated with this condition, the abnormal breast growth from gynecomastia is permanent and can only be corrected with painful mastectomy surgery.
If you saw a Risperdal Lawsuit 2013 commercial, it may also have mentioned a risk of diabetes in children. This is based on a recent study from Vanderbilt University which found the drug can triple the risk of children developing type 2 diabetes.
Lawyers are helping those affected file claims. If you or a loved one developed abnormal breast growth or diabetes after taking Risperdal, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
Johnson & Johnson already faces nearly 500 lawsuits from those affected by abnormal breast growth after taking Risperdal. As news of this threat and the risk of diabetes spreads, experts predict thousands of patients may eventually come forward for help
The first lawsuit involving Risperdal breast growth, which was scheduled for trial in 2012, involved a 21-year-old male who developed breasts so large he required a painful mastectomy surgery. However, J&J settled this case and several since for unpublicized amounts in order to avoid damaging public trials.
Now, as indicated in the Risperdal lawsuit 2013 commercial, experts believe J&J will be responsible the damages of those who developed diabetes or abnormal breasts since they fraudulently marketed the drug and didn’t properly warn of the risks.
If you or your child were affected by Risperdal, it is important to learn about your legal options before time expires. An attorney can talk with you about your case to let you know if it qualifies for the current lawsuits and how much time you have to take action.
They can also take care of gathering medical records, filing your claim and preparing for trial or a settlement at no cost to you unless you receive compensation. However, due to the complex nature of defective drug lawsuits, it is important to choose a lawyer with experience fighting against large drug companies in these types of cases.
DrugNews only recommends lawyers and law firms that specialize in defective drug litigation and have already handled Risperdal lawsuits.
For more information on the warnings, research, side effects and legal action related to Risperdal, or to speak directly with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to help.
Last Modified: Monday, March 10, 2014