Am I Eligible to File a Risperdal Lawsuit?
Patients are filing lawsuits after Risperdal was linked to gynecomastia, a condition that causes breast growth in male adolescents and children. Court records indicate that over 300 Risperdal lawsuits have been filed in a Mass Tort litigation underway in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Breast growth from Risperdal is caused by overdevelopment of the hormone prolactin, according to recent studies published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Risperdal was approved by the FDA in 1993 for the treatment of schizophrenia and acute mania. However, Risperdal has also been prescribed off-label to treat dementia, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety and autism in children.
If you or a loved one experienced Risperdal breast growth, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP for a free case evaluation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out our free contact form on the right of this page.