People suffering with Bipolar I Disorder and Schizophrenia must deal with their condition every day, which can be a very tough thing to do. This is why many seek out medication to be able to live their everyday lives as complication-free as possible. One of the treatments that was once trusted to improve conditions of these disorders was Risperdal.
Risperdal was developed by Jansen-Cilag, subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, from 1988 to 1992 and was later approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1994. Risperdal is used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other behavioral problems associated with autism.
Negative side effects of this medication have now been discovered. Some of these adverse side effects listed for their drug include significant weight gain, metabolic problems and increase risk of death in people with dementia. Most recently, another side-effect, gynecomastia, has risen within boys and men who have taken Risperdal.
Gynecomastia is a disorder that causes the development of enlarged breasts in men. It is believed that this is occurring in users of Risperdal because it increases the levels of prolactin, which is the same hormone that brings about breast development for women. Understandably, this has caused great suffering for many boys that have consumed it.
If you or someone you know has developed enlarged breasts due to gynecomastia after taking the drug in Louisiana, then you may be entitled to a compensation for your suffering. Your Louisiana lawyer, Morris Bart, understands that money cannot reverse the damage and take away the pain you have suffered, but it is only right to pursue holding the responsible party accountable. Your lawyer team at the Louisiana firm of Morris Bart is here for you, and they are just a phone call away at 1-800-537-8185. We can also be contacted online. Let us starting helping you through this difficult time.