If you, or a loved one, have been injured by the prescription drug, Risperdal, it is critically important for you to act quickly to protect your right to a possible cash award for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and more. To determine if you qualify for what could be a significant cash settlement, talk to our highly experienced and board certified Risperdal side effects lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Our nationally respected and leading law firm provides a no-cost or obligation consultation that could genuinely enhance your financial future by calling us at (903) 597-6000.
Risperdal (generic: risperidone) is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The drug had been FDA approved in 1993 as a treatment for several psychiatric conditions, including schizophrenia, severe mania, and a variety of bipolar disorders. Over the years, however, a steadily increasing number of doctors have prescribed Risperdal for off-label (non-approved) uses that include treatment for dementia and behavioral disorders in elderly patients, attention deficit disorder (ADD) in preadolescents and teens, anxiety, and autism. While Risperdal does supply some off-label use benefits, there have been no clinical trials to determine such non-approved drug use safety.
Unfortunately, numerous clinical studies have linked Risperdal usage to a lengthy list of minor to severe to potentially life-threatening adverse reactions to the drug. One side effect injury that has attracted considerable attention is known as gynecomastia, which describes female breast growth in young boys and adolescents who have taken Risperdal for antipsychotic use over a prolonged period of time. Female breast growth is particularly disturbing to many males in this age group who already suffer from a troubled mind, and they must now face treatments that can include a full mastectomy to surgically remove the breast tissue.
Again, a complete list of Risperdal side effects and injuries is particularly long, and the following is but a partial sampling of the more severe to fatal, Risperdal usage risks that include: strokes; heart attacks; pancreatitis that can lead to typically lethal pancreatic cancer; Tardive Dyskinesia (a permanent and incurable loss of muscle and bodily functions control); diabetes; immune system depression; increased incidence of death in elderly patients, rapid and extreme weight gain and more.
If you, or a loved one, have been harmed in any way by Risperdal use, act promptly by talking to our leading Texas personal injury lawyers at Roberts & Roberts. The consultation costs absolutely nothing, but it could change your life forever simply by calling us at (903) 597-6000. With our expert and dedicated Risperdal side effects lawyer at your side, you’ll get the optimal cash compensation results you deserve!