The victims show it. And the juries will know it. Risperdal poses a risk to male children about which allegedly the manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, either knew or should have known, and should have adequately warned. Instead the manufacturer marketed the drug to youth and unfortunate outcomes resulted across the nation.
Risperdal is the brand name for risperidone. It is an antipsychotic. “Risperidone may cause children to gain more weight than expected and for boys and male teenagers to have an increase in the size of their breasts,” according to Medline Plus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Risperdal lawsuits stem from the alleged relationship between the use of the drug by male teenagers and the development of abnormally enlarged breasts. It is a condition known as gynecomastia.
Medline Plus goes on to read, “Talk to your doctor about the risks of giving this medication to your child.” Unfortunately, Janssen failed to issue proper warnings such that health care professionals could make the appropriate risk-benefit analysis.
The result is shocking – teenage boys developing female-like breast tissue. How does one explain that to other boys and girls? Imagine what changing in a locker room must be like. The stigma, quite frankly, is unimaginable. It’s unthinkable. Such a youth’s body belies nature. His condition is his lasting childhood reputation. A teen male suffering from Risperdal-related gynecomastia goes through hell every day.
Every. Single. Agonizing. Day.
It is practically impossible to quantify the damage suffered by young Risperdal patients suffering from gynecomastia. Nevertheless, with their 30 years of experience in trying cases against pharmaceutical corporations, the skilled attorneys at Reich & Binstock will petition the court to do just that, quantify in recoverable damages what the Risperdal victim suffered.
Reich & Binstock’s attorneys will file a Risperdal lawsuit and fight hard for justice. Reich & Binstock has considerable expertise in trying product liability cases and can be a valuable asset to any young man apparently damaged by Risperdal. It costs nothing to get Reich & Binstock to analyze the circumstances and to determine whether there is a viable case for a Risperdal lawsuit.
The patient is entitled to a free attorney consultation. Simply call Reich & Binstock toll-free or fill out an electronic form posted on the national law firm’s website. Reich & Binstock operates in all 50 states and will come to the aid of a victim anywhere in the U.S.