We are accepting Risperdal cases for male individuals who have developed breast tissue as a result of taking the prescription drug.
Our Risperdal lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases involving male patients, just like you, who have developed breasts or breast tissue, or suffering from nipple pain and discharge, or gynecomastia after taking the prescribed drug Risperdal.
The medication is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and due their failure to properly warn patients about the risk of breast tissue development, they may be held liable. Therefore, when a patient has such side effects, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and drug manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson.
Oftentimes, these drug lawsuits result in significant settlements.
What is Risperdal?
Risperdal is a medication used in the treatment of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is a product of Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The medication can be taken orally, in tablet form, or through injection. By mouth, its brand names include Riderdal and Risperdal M-Tab. By injection, its brand name is Risperdal Consta.
Risperdal (the oral tablet) was initially approved by the FDA in the U.S.
Stated in 1993, specifically for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. In 2007 the FDA approved Risperdal for two psychiatric conditions in children and adolescents, i.e., for the treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents, and for short-term treatment of manic episodes of bipolar I disorder in children and adolescents.
However, even though it is known to be an effective drug in treating medical conditions such as bipolar disorder, in recent years there have been a number of studies that reported severe side effects that users have been affected by – some young boys.
Primarily, the side effects, which include developed breast tissue, nipple pain and discharge, as well as condition called gynecomastia, is due to the increased levels of prolactin in the drug. Prolactin is a hormone that stimulates breast development in women.
Risperdal Lawsuits For Breast Development & Complications
Breast development among young boys take Risperdal is one of the serious side effects of the drug.
Patients suffering injuries after taking the prescribed drug Risperdal do have legal rights and may have a possible lawsuit against the pharmaceutical and drug manufacturer.
In fact, due to Johnson & Johnson’s failure to warn individuals of the defective nature of the drug, they may be held liable for those who are suffering severe side effects and developing breast tissue.
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.
Do You Have Risperdal Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one is suffering from severe side effects after taking Risperdal, or are a male patient developing breast tissue, there may be legal ground to pursue a dangerous drug lawsuit.
There are strict statutes of limitations for filing this type of claim. If you miss a deadline your case will be lost forever.
It is important when choosing your lawyer for your Risperdal drug case that you choose an attorney that has significant experience in representing patients injured or harmed by a dangerous drug. We work directly with other national law firms to win the best settlement for our clients.
Our No Fee Promise For Risperdal Lawsuits
We will represent you in your Risperdal lawsuit under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you.
You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Experienced Risperdal Lawyer
It is important that patients and their physicians are fully aware of the potential association between Risperdal and the development of breast tissue, as well as all other side effects.
Call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. legal team now at (800) 606-1717 if you are suffering from serious side effects after taking Risperdal.