Risperdal patients who developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, are being urged to contact a Risperdal lawyer to learn about compensation that may be available to individuals who experienced this painful and embarrassing side effect. Already, dozens of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson by alleged victims of Risperdal gynecomastia, and many more are expected. The Risperdal attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are investigating potential claims, and can provide you with a free, no obligation legal review. To learn more, please contact our legal staff today by calling .
A Risperdal attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP may be able to help men or young boys obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages if they used this powerful antipsychotic and experienced:
In addition to providing Risperdal gynecomastia victims with free legal consultations, the risperidone lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are representing our clients on a contingency-fee basis, which means you will not be required to pay any up-front legal fees. In fact, no payment will be due at all unless we make a financial recovery in your case. If your Risperdal attorney does secure a settlement or judgment on your behalf, your legal fees will be taken from a portion of that recovery. All of this will be clearly detailed in the retainer agreement you sign with Bernstein Liebhard LLP should you choose to work with our Firm.
According to recent research, risperidone, the active ingredient in Risperdal, may stimulate the body to produce excessive levels of the hormone prolactin. Under normal circumstances, prolactin plays a role in the development of female breasts and lactation in new mothers. However, high levels of prolactin in boys and men can result in the development of breast tissue, or gynecomastia.
Risperdal lawsuits are now being filed in courts around the country, all of which accuse Johnson & Johnson of downplaying the association between risperidone and male breast development. Plaintiffs also allege that the company improperly promoted the use of Risperdal in children. While a handful of settlements have been reached in these cases, risperidone attorneys report that lawsuits involving gynecomastia continue to mount.
In November 2013, Johnson & Johnson reached a deal with federal prosecutors to pay $2.2 million to resolve criminal and civil charges involving improper marketing of Risperdal and other drugs. Among other things, the U.S. Department of Justice had charged that the company promoted the use of Risperdal in children before it was ever cleared for pediatric use. Risperdal did not obtain such clearance until 2006.
If you or someone you love developed gynecomastia that might be linked to the use of Risperdal, the legal staff at Bernstein Liebhard LLP can help you explore your legal options. Once you contact our office, a Risperdal lawyer will take the time to answer all of your questions and explain the complex legal process involved in pursuing a claim against Johnson & Johnson. To get started, simply give our office a call today, at .