Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug used as a monotherapy - a single drug - to treat Bipolar I disorder and schizophrenia. An injectible medication, Risperdal uses the active ingredient risperidone, and the most common side effect of taking the drug as stated on its label is weight gain. A link has been established in young men that take Risperdal as a monotherapy treatment option for Bipolar I Disorder between the use of the drug and the production of prolactin, a hormone causing breast growth. This side effect, gynecomastia, was never stated and likely never properly investigated by Johnson and Johnson, the healthcare conglomerate that markets Risperdal. Gynecomastia is often accompanied by nipple pain and/or discharge. The severity of gynecomastia is wide-ranging. Psychological distress associated with body dysmorphia and social stigma are among the most universal fallout from Risperdal’s unknown side effect, but doctors frequently recommend that sufferers undergo surgery to eliminate their gynecomastia. Everything from cosmetic liposuction to mastectomy (surgical elimination of the breasts) has been employed to remove prolactin-induced breasts in males, all costing thousands of dollars. If you or someone you love took Risperdal as a treatment for Bipolar I Disorder and subsequently developed gynecomastia, you could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, mental anguish, and other costs associated with the condition’s undeserved consequences.
Grimes Teich Anderson LLP only represents victims in cases of gross corporate negligence; let us represent you in your Risperdal-induced gynecomastia claim. Our personal injury trial lawyers have the experience, knowledge and national relationships to take legal action against negligent corporations like Johnson and Johnson, whose actions have brought significant harm to patients.
Because corporations and their leaders are only responsible for protecting their monetary assets and shareholders, you should never expect them to offer money to cover the costs incurred as a result of their reckless actions; you certainly shouldn’t expect them to pay you all that you may have a right to given your injuries. Handling a claim without legal representation might also lead you to underestimate the value of your Risperdal claim or wait too long to file it, jeopardizing the legal rights. If you know or are a young man who faced the physical and emotional pain of gynecomastia after taking Risperdal as an anti-psychotic treatment for Bipolar II or schizophrenia, contact Grimes Teich Anderson today to get a free case evaluation.FREE CASE EVALUATION
If you or someone you love dealt with gynecomastia after taking Risperdal, there could be a financial recovery available to you to cover the costs associated with the condition, pain, suffering and other harms and losses. Contact Grimes Teich Anderson LLP today by phone at (800) 533-6845 or on our website to request a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys or to fill out our fast and free online case evaluation form.
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