A Kansas Risperdal lawyer notes that the antipsychotic drug Risperdal can cause breast development in males, and the company knew this and tried to conceal it from the public, according to a series of lawsuits filed against the company. Affected patients may be eligible to seek compensation with the assistance of Kansas Risperdal attorneys.
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Report: FDA Denies Receiving Gynecomastia Warning From Drug Maker
Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is under fire for allegedly failing to warn patients about a known link between the antipsychotic prescription medication Risperdal and gynecomastia, or the development of breasts in males. According to Salient News, numerous lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn the public about the risk while aggressively marketing the drug for children and adolescents, a claim the company denies.
At the heart of many of the lawsuits is a debate between Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Johnson & Johnson claims to have informed the FDA about the gynecomastia link, and the company asserts the FDA then informed the medical community. A former commissioner for the FDA refutes this claim, alleging it was actually the FDA who pointed out the risk to Johnson & Johnson, which the company promptly ignored. Johnson & Johnson has already paid amounts ranging between $500,000 and $2.5 million in three cases it lost to plaintiffs making similar allegations, the website reported.
How a Kansas Risperdal Lawyer Can Help
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits 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
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Risperdal encouraged to seek the advice of a Kansas Risperdal lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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