Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication that has been linked to gynecomastia, a condition which causes breast enlargement in male adolescents and children. Patients experiencing gynecomastia can contact Risperdal lawyers to determine whether they are eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
According to court records, over 300 Risperdal 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.
Recent studies published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology reported that 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.