Patriot is the generic medication of Risperdal. Just the same as Risperdal, Patriot is used to primarily treat patients who suffer from psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and to help manage symptoms of irritability in autistic children.
The generic drug is distributed by Patriot, which is a subsidiary of McNeil-PPC, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. There are several other pharmaceutical companies that manufacture a generic Risperdal, however Patriot Risperdal is considered to be the “authorized generic pharmaceutical.”
However, even though the medication is considered to be the authorized drug, there have been multiple lawsuit filings arising out of the serious side effects patients are suffering from as a result of taking the prescribed medication.
Am I Eligible To File A Risperdal Lawsuit?
The following criteria needs to be met in order to be considered a candidate to file a Risperdal lawsuit:
- Usage of Risperdal or generic drug as a minor (ages 17 years or younger).
- Usage of brand name drug (Risperdal) for at least 30 days.
- Requires formal diagnosis of gynecomastia before filing in court.
- Cannot be a Michigan resident.
Some of the most common serious side effects that patients have suffered from and can give rise to a Patriot Risperdal drug lawsuit include:
- Nipple pain and discharge
- Development of breast tissue in males (breast development)
- Heart problems
- Tardive dyskinesia
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
If you or someone you care about is taking Patriot Risperdal and have suffered from any of the above complications you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. It is important that you consult with an experienced dangerous drug attorney who can explain your legal rights to you and determine whether or not you are eligible to file a Patriot Risperdal drug lawsuit.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our Michigan dangerous drug lawyers have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of cases. This allows us to achieve the best possible settlement or jury verdict against large pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson for our clients.
We are currently accepting cases on behalf of patients suffering from serious side effects due to Patriot Risperdal.
To get started on your Patriot Risperdal drug lawsuit, call our top rated law firm office now at (800) 606-1717. We will discuss your case with you, explain your rights and determine if you are eligible to file a claim.
There are strict statute of limitations for filing these types of lawsuits so it is important you do not wait to speak with one of our award winning Michigan attorneys.
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