Serious Side Effects of Risperdal
Risperdal® is an antipsychotic drug that has been prescribed to treat certain mental and mood disorders. The drug has been prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and ADHD in adults and adolescents. If you or a loved one took Risperdal®, it is important for you to know that this medication has been alleged to cause serious side effects in young boys and adolescents.
Risperdal Drug Injuries
Research has revealed that Risperdal may increase the production of prolactin which can cause gynecomastia, the development of female breasts in young men. Sometimes liposuction can correct the problem, but in more severe cases surgery (mastectomy) is required to correct the condition. As a result, the drug should be prescribed with caution when given to adolescents and children.
Risperdal Side Effects
Some of these side effects may include:
Symptoms of the condition may include: tenderness in the breasts, swollen or enlarged breasts, pain in the breast, and discharge from one or both nipples. Obviously, if you are a male, these symptoms are alarming, and if you suffer one or more of these symptoms, then you should consult a medical professional immediately. Young males who develop any of these symptoms may also suffer psychological or emotional trauma and may require treatment for this as well. However, as with most prescription medications, consult your physician prior to discontinuing the use of your prescribed drug.
It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson failed to properly research these side effects and provide adequate warnings about these risks; therefore, the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, LLP are investigating potential claims on behalf of young boys who have experienced these side effects. More than 400 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson and Johnson, the maker of Risperdal.
If you or your son has suffered any of the above stated side effects after taking Risperdal® you should consider contacting an attorney as you may be entitled to seek compensation to include medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injury related damages. With more than 160 years combined legal experience, our knowledgeable team of lawyers can provide comprehensive legal counsel on your situation and help guide you through the entire process of your claim. We have various offices located throughout the state of North Carolina and serve the following communities:
To learn more about your legal rights concerning bad drugs contact the law offices of Riddle & Brantley, LLP for a free consultation by calling 1-800-525-7111 or by clicking here to submit your request online. One of our intake staff members will connect you with one of our knowledgeable Risperdal lawyers or staff members after a few preliminary questions.
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