Filing a Risperdal Lawsuit in Florida
Suffering Unintended Side Effects After Taking Risperdal?
Risperdal is a drug that was created to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, as well as other behavioral problems in both adults and children. The drug was developed by Janssen-Cilag, which is a subsidiary medical company of Johnson & Johnson. While the drug has been useful in controlling behavioral issues in some patients, it has also produced an unexpected side effect in some victims. If you have suffered from serious side effects after taking Risperdal, we at The Florida Law Group can help you file a personal injury claim against the manufacturer.
What Is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a disease which causes an excess of prolactin in males that take Risperdal. The prolactin is a hormone that is found in females and causes the growth of breasts as well as lactation. When men get too much prolactin from this drug, they can experience physical changes and may even grow female breasts that develop on excess tissue, rather than fat. While the breast enlargement is normally non-cancerous, it can have severe psychological implications and can be extremely embarrassing. Gynecomastia is most common in prepubescent and teenage boys.
Because many of these individuals already have behavioral problems, the gynecomastia can aggravate their condition. Gynecomastia can also lead to galactorrhea, which is a condition that causes a milky white discharge to come from the male’s breast.
Gynecomastia Can Sometimes be Treated with:
- A mastectomy
- Cosmetic surgery, such as liposuction, in order to remove the excess tissue
- Risperdal Patients Can Seek Damages! Call Our Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers.
If you were on Risperdal and experienced these frustrating symptoms, call The Florida Law Group today. We are passionate about seeking justice in dangerous drug lawsuits, and we will do our best to fight for you in your case. Johnson & Johnson has already faced hundreds of lawsuits for product liability, failure to warn, and other claims as a result of Risperdal-induced gynecomastia. Don’t hesitate to talk with our firm if you would like to initiate a lawsuit of your own and seek damages for all medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of this condition.
Call today to talk with our compassionate Tampa dangerous drug lawyers at our firm.