Risperdal Lawsuit Settlement Reached in Arkansas

Risperdal lawsuit attorneys note the May 2015 Risperdal lawsuit settlement reached between drug maker Johnson & Johnson  and the state of Arkansas to settle claims that the company illegally marketed its Risperdal antipsychotic medicine. The Arkansas settlement is one of several reached between the drug maker and state governments across the country on similar claims.

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.

Details About the Arkansas Settlement

Risperdal is a drug prescribed to treat schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. According to Bloomberg News, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $7.8 million to resolve Arkansas’s claims. The original $1.2 billion verdict against the drug maker was reduced on appeal, and the Risperdal lawsuit settlement was reached in lieu of a second trial in the case. The drug maker reportedly earned $4.5 billion from Risperdal sales in 2007 alone, according to the news report.

Developments in Other States

Similar Risperdal lawsuits are pending or have been reached in other states, including:

  • Texas, where the drug maker agreed to pay $158 million.
  • Kentucky, where a trial is scheduled for 2016.
  • Mississippi, where a case is pending, and.
  • West Virginia, Louisiana, and South Carolina, where cases have been resolved.

Risperdal lawsuit attorneys note that settlements with the drug maker by state governments do not preclude claims being brought on behalf of private individuals.

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
  • The permanency of the injury
  • 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 entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:

  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
  • Funeral expenses

Risperdal lawsuits are alleging these and other damages as a result of severe side effects from the antipsychotic medication.

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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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