More than 1,600 lawsuits are alleging that a drug maker failed to warn of Risperdal risks and serious side effects allegedly linked to the drug. Attorneys predict that even more litigation will be brought against the drug maker as juries in initial trials found that the drug maker was negligent in concealing the risks of gynecomastia, or the growth of female breast tissue, allegedly associated with the medication. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for their injuries with the help of a Risperdal lawsuit attorney.
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Risperdal Risks: Plaintiffs Claim Drug Maker Was Negligent For Not Disclosing
In over 1,606 pending lawsuits, men who took the antipsychotic medication Risperdal are alleging that they developed gynecomastia as a result. As The Pennsylvania Record reports, the plaintiffs also claim that drug maker, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, was negligent in failing to disclose this serious side effect to patients. Although Janssen maintains that its drug does not cause gynecomastia, four Philadelphia juries have heard Risperdal lawsuits to date, and three have concluded that the drug does cause breast tissue growth.
The plaintiffs in these three initial cases reportedly received compensatory damages worth a total of $4.75 million, but they were barred from collecting punitive damages. However, the decision to prohibit punitive damages in all Risperdal cases heard in Philadelphia is currently on appeal to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. As a result, these additional damages may be available to plaintiffs whose cases are heard in the future or filed in other jurisdictions, the website reports.
How a Risperdal Lawsuit Attorney Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by Risperdal may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Risperdal, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Risperdal lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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