Risperdal is an anti-psychotic drug manufactured by Johnson & Johnson that is used to treat adolescents and adults with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as irritability associated with autistic disorder in children. Risperdal is also being used more and more as a treatment for ADHD, even though this is an off label use that has not been approved by the FDA. Although Risperdal has been on the market since 1996, it wasn’t until 2006 that the FDA approved the use of Risperdal for children.
Risperdal and Gynecomastia
Morris Bart, LLC is investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of young men who develop gynecomastia (enlarged breasts in men) after taking Risperdal. A number of studies have linked the use of Risperdal to enlarged breast tissue in young men. In 2006, the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology published a study showing that prolactin levels (which is tied to female breast development and lactation) can increase significantly when Risperdal was given to children. In 2009, another study in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology revealed that these high levels of prolactin could persist for as many as two years.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications with Risperdal, you may be entitled to collect compensation for surgical procedures, hospital bills, mental anguish and other damages. Fill out our free case evaluation form to see if you are eligible for a potential Risperdal lawsuit. An experienced attorney at Morris Bart will assist you in the evaluation process. Initial consultations are FREE. Click here to see more about our office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Call us at 1-800-537-8185 today.