Gynecomastia Claims: Male Breast Growth Side Effects
Risperdal is a prescription medication used to treat autism, schizophrenia, and the mixed and manic states of bipolar disorder. Male children who take this drug have suffered serious side effects including:
- Breast growth
- Breast pain and discharge
- Gynecomastia (development of breast tissue in males)
The product liability attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively investigating claims related to Risperdal, also known by the generic name risperidone. If you or your son took Risperdal and suffered from these side effects, you may be eligible for compensation. Because strict time limits apply to filing a Risperdal claim, please contact us as soon as possible to receive a free case review. Inquiries are free, confidential, and carry no obligation.
What is Risperdal?
Risperdal was originally developed by Janssen-Cilag, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The drug is an antipsychotic medication first approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of adult schizophrenia in 1993. The FDA subsequently approved the drug for treatment of adult bipolar disorder in 2003. Three years later, it was approved for the treatment of irritability in autistic children. In 2007, the FDA approved Risperdal for the treatment of child bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Why are consumers filing Risperdal lawsuits?
Consumers nationwide are filing Risperdal lawsuits due to side effects for which the manufacturer failed to provide warnings. Risperdal side effects may increase the amount of prolactin in the bloodstream, which cause boys to develop gynecomastia. To correct this side effect, surgery may be required. In addition to surgery, which carries its own risks and expenses, injured Risperdal users are filing claims due to the physical pain and emotional trauma suffering the side effects may cause.
Johnson & Johnson allegedly marketed Risperdal illegally for uses that were not approved by the FDA as safe. The so-called “off-label” marketing of Risperdal is yet another reason injured consumers are filing Risperdal lawsuits.
How do I contact a Risperdal attorney?
The experienced product liability attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively investigating Risperdal claims. If you or someone you love was injured by Risperdal, please fill out our short contact form and we will be in touch. All inquiries are confidential, free, and carry no obligation. If you miss the statutory deadline for filing a Risperdal claim, you will be ineligible for compensation so we recommend contacting us as soon as possible.