Risperdal Litigation Attorney
Risperdal May Cause Gynecomastia & Other Side Effects
Risperdal is an anti-psychotic medication often used as a treatment for individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is also prescribed for autistic children to treat irritability. Many users of this drug were shocked to discover that the side effects can include the development of adverse conditions, such as gynecomastia. The capable dangerous drug lawyers at Johnston Law Group are prepared to pursue legal action on behalf of people affected by these side effects.
Dangers of Risperdal
Risperdal is often prescribed for children and young adults. As such, parents are understandably upset when their child, who is already dealing with difficult issues, develops adverse side effects from the drug intended to help them. Some of these problems are reversible, while others could affect the victim for their entire life. In either case, the manufacturers have a duty to make right the wrongs inflicted upon the people who trusted them.
Possible serious effects of Risperdal include:
- Gynecomastia – This is a condition in which breast growth is stimulated in males. The growth occurs in the tissues, not weight gain, and as a result can be harder to remove. While not necessarily physically painful, it can be emotionally distressing for young men attending school and may not remedy for more than a year.
- Sexual dysfunction – These disorders manifest differently from patient to patient. While in some it has resulted in abnormally increased states of arousal, resulting in pain and discomfort, others have suffered from bouts of impotence and decreased sex drive.
- Increased risk of suicide – While intended as an anti-psychotic, Risperdal has been known to cause a mental imbalance that increases the patient’s likelihood of committing suicide. If you have a loved one on Risperdal, make frequent doctor visits so they can track the patient’s mental condition.
- Liver damage – Long-term users of Risperdal have an increased chance of sustaining liver damage. In severe cases, it can result in liver injuries and jaundice. Thankfully, in less serious cases the damage can usually be remedied.
Contact Johnston Law Group Today
It is difficult watching a loved one face challenges from the drug that is supposed to be helping them. At Johnston Law Group, our dangerous drug attorneys understand how stressful this situation can be, and work to ease our client’s burdens by making sure the right people take responsibility.
Our firm works on a contingency-fee basis. Call (844) 464-0062 today to start taking action. You will pay no attorney fees unless our firm wins you compensation.