Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit
Those who have developed gynecomastia, or male breasts, while taking the antipsychotic medication Risperdal are urged to seek legal counsel from an experienced lawyer in Texas to learn more about their legal rights and filing a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit for compensation. The Attorney Group for Texas can provide you with a free case evaluation to help you to determine if you have a claim and can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can help you seek compensation.
Risperdal is prescribed to patients with certain mood or behavioral conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder. Although the medication has helped treat several symptoms associated with these diseases, others claim that the medication increased levels of prolactin in their bodies, which is the hormone responsible for breast growth and lactation. As a result, men and young boys who developed this condition should consider filing a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit to seek compensation for emotional and physical trauma, embarrassment, loss of income or medical expenses for surgeries including liposuction or even mastectomy.
Other possible Risperdal side effects include type 2 diabetes, sweating, confusion, seizures, drooling, restless muscle movements and irregular heartbeats. However, if you experienced rapid breast growth, nipple discharge, a cone-shaped enlarged breast gland behind the nipple or any type of swelling, pain or tenderness in your breasts or pectoral area, you may have gynecomastia and should seek medical help. If diagnosed with gynecomastia or another injury or illness you believe is due to taking Risperdal, consider seeking legal counsel to learn more about filing a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit in Texas.
Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Update
In April 2012, a Circuit Court in Arkansas entered a $1.2 billion verdict in a case filed by the state based on claims that Johnson & Johnson’s marketing of Risperdal violated state law. The Arkansas Attorney General alleged that the manufacturer used deceptive marketing techniques that made inflated and untrue claims regarding the efficacy and safety of the medication and minimized the risks of gynecomastia and diabetes associated with use of the drug. In March 2014, the Arkansas Supreme Court reversed the award on the basis that the state relied on the incorrect law to challenge Johnson & Johnson’s marketing of Risperdal. The findings of the Circuit Court were not reversed, however, and the case was remanded for further proceedings against the company.
Common allegations against the manufacturers in pending lawsuits include a failure to warn, fraudulent concealment, false advertising, breach of warranties, negligent misrepresentation and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Johnson & Johnson is also alleged to have promoted Risperdal for use in children years before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug for pediatric purposes in 2006.
Another recent finding against Johnson & Johnson occurred in Texas in 2012 and resulted in an order to pay $158 million over claims that its Janssen division used fraudulent marketing practices to promote Risperdal. If you have been injured in Texas, you may be eligible to file a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit and hold the manufacturer responsible for compensation for your injuries. Contact Attorney Group for Texas today to learn more.
Do You Have a Risperdal Gynecomastia Claim?
The Attorney Group for Texas can handle questions on behalf of plaintiffs who have developed gynecomastia or suffered from other adverse side effects while taking Risperdal. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and to pursue a claim for compensation. We can answer your questions and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can help you to file your Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit in Texas.