Risperdal Lawsuits & Injury Information
The personal injury lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan are investigating possible lawsuits on behalf of boys and teens who have taken Risperdal and developed breasts.
If you or someone that you love has suffered these side effects, contact our legal professionals today for a free review of your case—you may be eligible for financial compensation.
There are no upfront costs and we are ready to help you today.
Does Risperdal Cause Boys to Develop Breasts?
Medical literature indicates that Risperdal can cause an increase in Prolactin which is the hormone that causes breast development and lactation.
The medical term for a male who develops breasts is “gynecomastia.” Although the FDA has only approved Risperdal (Risperidone) for a very narrow category of mental illness, it has been heavily marketed for off-label use to children for years.
Until 2006 Risperdal was not approved for use in children for any purpose.
There have been well over 150 lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson (and its Janssen unit) claiming that Risperdal has caused breast development in males. The Risperdal cases have been consolidated in Pennsylvania State Court, and there is also a consolidation of Risperdal cases pending in California. Several trials were scheduled, and it has been reported that Johnson & Johnson has settled some of these cases for a confidential amount.
In November 2013 Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $1.6 Billion for misbranding of Risperdal (Risperidone) into commerce.
The FDA has only approved Risperdal for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute mania, and certain episodes of bipolar disorder. It was not approved for use by children until 2006.
Young boys and teenagers who develop breasts can suffer from severe psychological trauma, and many end up needing breast removal surgery. What makes the Risperdal problem even worse is that the young boys who take Risperdal generally have other psychological problems. The development of male breasts, and the embarrassment and teasing that can ensure, is happening to a very vulnerable population of patients.
Contact The Risperdal Lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan Today
If you or someone you know took Risperdal and developed breasts, we are interested in speaking with you about your potential claim against Johnson & Johnson and/or Janssen.
Our team of legal professionals has many years of experience and a proven record of successfully recovering compensation on behalf of our clients.
For more information, contact us today at 301-589-2999 or reach us online via our free website contact form.
Your initial case review is free and there are no upfront costs to you.