Representing Clients Injured by Risperdal in Class Action Lawsuits
For decades, people have been taking Risperdal to treat bipolar disorder, acute mania, and schizophrenia. Unfortunately, Risperdal users of all ages have suffered serious effects and injuries from the drug. Numerous people have filed lawsuits against manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Co. seeking compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Mass tort claims against giant pharmaceutical corporations are never simple. You need assistance from an attorney who understands how class action claims work and how to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the Benner Law Firm for more information today.
Risks of Risperdal
While the FDA approved Risperdal for certain uses, many lawsuits claim that Johnson & Johnson marketed the drug for purposes that were not approved or even tested by the FDA, including for treatment of children. The company has already paid billions of dollars in criminal and civil fines due to misbranding the drug and providing kickbacks for unapproved use of the drug.
Research indicates that Risperdal causes increased levels of prolactin in patients, which can cause lactation in women and development of female-type breast tissue in men. Many male patients of all ages have developed breasts, which can cause severe emotional distress. Johnson & Johnson has also downplayed or tried to conceal risks of Risperdal side effects, including:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Metabolic syndrome
- Weight gain
- Tardive dyskinesia
If you or a loved one suffered required medical treatment and/or experienced physical or emotional pain and suffering from Risperdal side effects, discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable attorney right away.
Learn about Your Rights from Our San Diego Risperdal Lawyer Today
The Benner Law Firm in San Diego helps people who suffered serious side effects and losses from taking Risperdal. You should be able to trust that medications are safe, and we work to hold companies accountable for dangerous drugs. Contact us online or call 619.595.6795 for a free consultation.