Have You Suffered Male Breast Growth After Taking Risperdal?
Risperdal Users With Male Breast Growth Should Seek Legal Help
Researchers have found a link between the Risperdal antipsychotic drug and gynecomastia, which is the enlargement of male breast tissue. Gynecomastia is not cancerous. But the growth of male breasts can cause severe embarrassment and lasting psychological and social harm. Surgery may be required to correct the condition.
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, is working to assist young men who have experienced breast growth after taking Risperdal. Our goal is to secure maximum compensation for any physical and emotional harm you may have suffered from this medication.
What is Risperdal?
Risperdal, or risperidone, is mainly prescribed to treat schizophrenia in adults and adolescents ages 13 to 17 years old. A case study published in 2004 in the journal Psychiatry found a “clinically significant relationship” between risperidone and a condition called hyperprolactinemia.
Hyperprolactinemia involves elevated levels of the hormone prolactin. When prolaction levels are high, the conditions it may cause include erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, decreased libido and, in particular, gynecomastia. One may also experience tenderness in one or both of the breasts, swollen nipples and darkened or reddish skin around the nipples.
Risperdal Manufacturer Faces Complaints, Fines
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., have been the subject of numerous personal injury lawsuits over Risperdal, including more than 100 alleging that the antipsychotic has caused gynecomastia in young men, Bloomberg News and Forbes report.
Additionally, in 2012, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay a $181 million settlement with 36 states and the District of Columbia over its marketing of Risperdal, The New York Times says.
Let Us Help With Your Risperdal Male Breast Growth Lawsuit
The Driscoll Firm, LLC, has a successful track record of holding drug manufacturers accountable for undue physical, emotional and financial harm they cause innocent customers. We have an extensive record of using our skill, experience and resources to take on major corporations.
The nationally recognized drug injury lawyers of The Driscoll Firm, LLC, want to help you if you have experienced male breast growth after taking Risperdal. We can provide a free, confidential and thorough review of your case and get started on seeking relief for you.