Risperdal (Risperidone / Invega) is an anti-psychotic drug approved by the FDA in 1993 for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. In 2006 and 2007, it was approved for additional uses, including schizophrenia in children, bipolar disorder in adults and children, and behavioral disorders related to autism in children.
Shortly after it’s approval, reports of serious side effects and the inappropriate marketing of Risperdal began to surface due to the manufacturers heavily marketing the drug for off label uses in children and adolescent’s. Since then, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has been forced to pay billions in criminal penalties, fines and lawsuit settlements.
Risperdal is known to cause unwanted side effects, such as excessive weight gain and growth of male breast tissue or Gynecomastia. Male breast growth is often mistaken to be a result of the weight gain, however, this is simply not the case. Gynecomastia is caused by an increase of the hormone prolactin, which stimulates breast growth. Most males have higher prolactin levels in their body when taking Risperdal.
The Brad Morris Law Firm is currently accepting male clients who were prescribed Risperdal, Risperdone or Invega, and developed breast growth or gynecomastial after taking the drug.
The Brad Morris Law Firm and our team of experts are committed to holding the big pharmaceutical companies liable for injuries people suffer from the companies’ negligence. The Brad Morris Law Firm has helped recover millions of dollars for people injured because of someone else’s negligence. We can help you with your defective drug claim.
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