NY Times: Johnson & Johnson Low In Fines But Heavy In Sales

Risperdal side effects attorneys note a New York Times op-ed article stating that, while drug maker Johnson & Johnson has paid out over $2 billion in settlements and fines related to the marketing of Risperdal, it has seen more than $30 billion sales of the drug across the globe. This comes in the wake of numerous Risperdal lawsuits alleging that the drug may cause strokes in the elderly and may cause boys to grow breasts.

If you or a loved one took Risperdal and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Florida 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.

Drug Maker Has Pled Guilty to Hiding Information

Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug that has been used to treat children with autism and elderly patients who struggle with dementia. However, according to the New York Times, the drug is only approved for use in treating schizophrenia but the drug maker reinvented Risperdal for a broad range of problems, targeting everyone from seniors with dementia to children with autism.

Johnson & Johnson is alleged to have known about the risk to young boys but aggressively marketed it to doctors in order to increase the drug’s revenue. As part of its marketing campaign towards pediatricians, the company considered using toys and candy for the drug samples. Johnson & Johnson has pleaded guilty to hiding the information about the risk to boys and it is estimated that the total amount of settlements and penalties the company will have to pay, will amount to around $2 billion. However, this is a small number considering the drug has generated more than $30 billion in revenue for the company, the website reported.

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.

Contact Us For More Information

If you or a loved one took Risperdal and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Florida 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.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, and contact Attorney Group for Florida today.

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