Risperdal is a powerful antipsychotic drug that is commonly prescribed to adults and children for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and behavioral problems. Risperdal is manufactured by Johnson and Johnson and was approved for adult use in 1994. It was not approved for use in children until 2006.
Risperdal has been linked to a condition called gynecomastia, which is the growth of excessive male breast tissue and galactorrhea, which is when milk is produced by male breasts. Gynocomastia and Galactorrhea are both caused the excess prolactin levels. Prolactin is the hormone that enables mammals to produce milk.
If you or a loved one has experienced male breast growth after taking Risperdal, connect with our Risperdal attorney from Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC. We offer free consultations online or by calling (888)640-3784.
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- Pain and tenderness
- Production of breast milk (galactorrhea)
- Nipple discharge
- Severe weight gain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Endocrine system damage
- Pituitary tumors
Risperdal Fines and Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay an FDA fine of $2.2 billion, over $1 billion to state governments for the illegal, off-label, promotion of Risperdal to children. Johnson & Johnson is also facing thousands of Risperdal lawsuits from boys who developed gynocomastia as a result of taking Risperdal. The company has already settled some of these cases and has also been found liable by juries in several cases that have gone to trial.
Free Consultation With Our Leading Risperdal Lawyer
The Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC represents victims of Risperdal side effects nationwide. If you or a loved one have has experienced male breast growth from Risperdal, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. For a free, no risk or obligation, case evaluation by a leading Risperdal attorney, contact the Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC today at 1-888-640-3784 for a complete the case evaluation.