Should You Consider a Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit?
The Attorney Group for Tennessee can discuss potential lawsuits on behalf of young boys and men who have allegedly developed gynecomastia, or the growth of male breast tissue, due to their use of the atypical, antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Those filing a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, allege that the company failed to properly research the side effects of the drug and failed to provide adequate warnings about the risk of gynecomastia to consumers and physicians.
To find out how Attorney Group for Tennessee may be able to help with your potential Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit in Tennessee, contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review. We can help answer your questions and connect you with an affiliated Tennessee attorney who can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Does Risperdal Cause Gynecomastia?
Risperdal allegedly causes an imbalance in the hormone prolactin, which is responsible for lactation and breast growth in females. Young boys who take prolactin and are experiencing increased levels of the hormone may be more likely to develop breasts and suffer from nipple discharge or pain. Research has surfaced supporting allegations that Risperdal may cause gynecomastia. Published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, a 2006 study stated that the generic form of Ripserdal, risperidone, can drastically increase levels of prolactin and lead to complications including gynecomastia when administered to adolescents at doses commonly used for the treatment of psychotic symptoms.
Boys or men who have experienced nipple discharge, rapid breast growth, lopsided or symmetrical breast growth, enlarged breast gland in a cone shape behind the nipple or pain, tenderness or swelling of the breasts should seek medical attention as soon as possible as these are symptoms of the condition. If you have already been diagnosed with gynecomastia, consider working with an attorney in Tennessee to file a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit and recover damages for injuries.
Risperdal Lawsuit Settlements
According to court documents, among the hundreds of cases pending against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson are 130 cases of gynecomastia. In November 2013, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines to settle accusations of improperly promoting Risperdal to older adults, children, and people with developmental disabilities.
Other allegations against Johnson & Johnson in those filing a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit across the U.S. include:
- Fraudulent concealment
- Failure to warn
- Breach of warranties
- False advertising
- Negligent infliction of emotional distress
- Negligent misrepresentation
Patients who have developed gynecomastia while taking Risperdal may suffer from severe psychological trauma. As a result, many physicians reportedly recommend that males suffering from breast development undergo surgery. Although mild cases may be resolved with liposuction, more severe cases may require a mastectomy. Plaintiffs who file a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit may be able to recover compensation for these added medical expenses as well as emotion and physical pain and suffering and lost wages.
Contact Attorney Group for Tennessee Today
If you or a loved one suffered from gynecomastia while taking Risperdal, you may be able to file a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit and seek compensation for mental anguish, hospital bills, surgical expenses and other damages. Contact Attorney Group for Tennessee to learn more about filing a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit and receive a free consultation. There is no obligation to have your claim reviewed and if you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.