Patients are filing Risperdal lawsuits after the antipsychotic medication was linked to gynecomastia, or breast enlargement in male adolescents and children.
Court records indicate that over 300 Risperdal side effects lawsuits have been filed in a Mass Tort litigation underway in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Many of the lawsuits allege that the use of Risperdal led to gynecomastia in men and boys.
According to recent studies published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, breast growth from Risperdal is caused by overdevelopment of the hormone prolactin. High levels of prolactin can persist for years after Risperdal use.
If you or a loved one experienced breast development after taking Risperdal, 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.