Risperdal Cherokee Nation Lawsuit

Risperdal lawsuit attorneys note that the Risperdal Cherokee Nation lawsuit filed in Oklahoma against drug makers Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is seeking a refund of an undetermined amount of money it paid for Risperdal before the label was changed in 2003. Risperdal is a drug prescribed to treat schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder.

If you or a loved one took Risperdal and suffered complications, contact the Attorney Injury Attorney Group today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions, and if you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Risperdal lawyer. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation.

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

Lawsuit Alleges Misbranding And Non-Disclosure Of Drug Risks

According to cherokeephoenix.org, the Cherokee Nation claims that the drug makers did not brand Risperdal correctly and that it did not disclose the potential risks of the drug, especially to elderly users. The plaintiffs claim that the defendants engaged in unethical practices with the intent to defraud the Cherokee Nation, its elderly members, and the region’s disabled persons, as well as medical providers such as prescribers and health care program staff.

The lawsuit, filed in July, 2015, alleges that Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals admitted to selling the anti-psychotic drug for unapproved uses to the Cherokee Nation over a decade ago. The lawsuit is also claiming violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act, in addition to breach of warranty, negligence, and unjust enrichment, the website reported. Originally filed in April, 2015 in the Sequoyah County Court, the lawsuit has advanced to the Oklahoma Federal Court for review.

Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation

Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there are risks of harm associated with their drugs, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable for injuries that may result.

Patients who are injured by Risperdal may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Loss of income or ability to work

If a patient dies from complications after taking Risperdal, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:

  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Medical expenses
  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death

Affected families are encouraged to speak with a Risperdal lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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If you or a loved one took Risperdal and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at info@attorneygroup.com.

When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.

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