If you or your son took Risperdal and developed gynecomastia and/or enlargement of male breast tissue, you may be entitled to compensation from a risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit or settlement. Contact a Risperdal injury lawyer for a free review.
A team of class action attorneys and personal injury lawyers has launched an investigation into Risperdal (generic Risperidone), an antipsychotic medicine used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism. Risperdal is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J).
Risperdal has reportedly been linked to an often painful and irreversible condition known as gynecomastia resulting in abnormal breast development in male patients or male breast growth. Studies have reportedly linked Risperdal to increasing levels of Prolactin in young men and boys. Prolactin is the hormone that stimulates milk production and breast growth in mammals and can reportedly lead to the development of gynecomastia (breast development or breast growth) in boys, male adolescents and young adult men.
Gynecomastia is an often emotionally and psychological damaging condition, with patients suffering embarrassment due to enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia treatment often includes surgery. In mild to moderate cases of gynecomastia, liposuction may be used to remove breast tissue in male patients, while in more severe cases of gynecomastia, male patients may require a breast reduction, mastectomy, or surgery to remove the male breast tissue and excess skin.
Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit and settlement claims potentially being investigated include cases of boys, male adolescents and young men who have experienced the following complications, symptoms, side effects and/or injuries after taking Risperdal:
- Male breast growth or development
- Enlarged male breasts
- Swollen or tender breast tissue
- Pain in the breast(s)
- Uneven or lopsided breasts
- Lactation or nipple discharge
- Excessive levels of the hormone prolactin
- Surgery to Remove Breast Tissue
- Psychological or emotional issues
If you or your son developed gynecomastia and/or enlargement of breast tissue as a result of ingesting Risperdal, you may be entitled to compensation from a Risperdal lawsuit or settlement.*
*If you or your son used Risperdal and suffer from gynecomastia, male breast development or other side effects, we urge you to promptly consult your doctor or physician for an evaluation.
**The listing of a drug manufacturer (i.e., Janssen Pharmaceuticals or Johnson & Johnson) or prescription drug (i.e., Risperdal or Risperidone) is not meant to state or imply that the company acted illegally or improperly or that the drug is defective; rather only that an investigation may be, is or was being conducted to determine whether legal rights have been violated.
***The use of any trademarks, tradenames or service marks is solely for product identification and/or informational purposes.
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