Risperdal® Injury Lawyers
Compassionate Counsel for Injured Patients & Their Families
Risperdal® (risperidone) is an antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). It is also prescribed to treat symptoms of irritability in autistic children. Risperdal® is a powerful drug and has been linked to serious side effects. One of the most startling is gynecomastia, the development of large breasts in young boys and male adolescents. It has even been associated with galactorrhea, the spontaneous flow of milk from the breasts not associated with pregnancy.
Crumley Roberts is currently investigating claims related to Risperdal® and gynecomastia in male patients. If you or your child developed male breasts or experienced galactorrhea while taking Risperdal®, we welcome you to call our offices for a free consultation. We are ready to answer your questions and will take your concerns to heart as we offer guidance in your time of need.
The drug injury attorneys at Crumley Roberts are prepared to treat your case with the attention to detail, time, and commitment it deserves. After all, when you come to our firm, you become a part of our family. We will treat you as such through every stage of your Risperdal® lawsuit.
Risperdal® & Gynecomastia in Young Male Patients
Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Risperdal® to treat specific psychiatric conditions in children in 2006 and 2007, Bloomberg uncovered that Risperdal® manufacturer Johnson & Johnson marketed the drug to doctors before it was approved for pediatric use.
Studies have since shown that Risperdal® can cause serious side effects in young male patients who take the drug, specifically hormonal changes that can trigger the development of male breasts. One study showed that 3 out of 10 adolescent males who took Risperdal® developed gynecomastia.
If you were a minor and took Risperdal®, or your child took this antipsychotic drug and experienced gynecomastia as a result, Crumley Roberts is here to help and we can help take away the worry. We welcome you to call our offices any time, day or night, to discuss your case and concerns.
Please give us a call at (866) 691-0607 to get started. We look forward to speaking with you.