When you take a medication prescribed by your doctor, you expect it to be safe. You expect it to treat or cure the illness that you are suffering from—not make things worse.
That’s why it’s so devastating to be harmed by a medication. Not only are you dealing with the original injury or illness, but now you also have to handle a new ailment. Your pain and suffering only increases, and it is a frightening and difficult experience.
If you’ve taken Risperdal and experienced serious side effects, you’re not alone.
Risperdal is a antipsychotic medication prescribed to treat certain mental and mood disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, many people like you have been harmed by this drug as a result of pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson’s shady business tactics.
The U.S. Justice Department brought a case against Johnson & Johnson for illegally marketing the drug. Despite only being approved for certain uses, the company is alleged to have marketed the drug to older patients with dementia and children with behavioral problems—despite the health risks to these people.
In many cases, Risperdal caused gynecomastia (male breasts) and other serious side effects. For those who developed gynecomastia, multiple surgeries, such as mastectomies, were often required to correct the issue. Dozens of lawsuits have been brought against the company because of this side effect.
If you or your loved one are between the ages of 12 and 30 and have developed male breasts as a result of taking Risperdal, please call us today. During your free consultation, we’ll let you know all of your options and give you the guidance you need.
The Huntsville, AL personal injury and product liability lawyers at Martinson & Beason want to help you get justice for your pain and suffering. Your claim could compensate you for your hospital bills, surgical expenses, emotional trauma, and other losses.