Lawsuits have recently been filed against the pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson, for manufacturing a prescription drug named Risperidone. The shelf name of this drug is Risperdal. In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this drug as a treatment for autism, schizophrenia and mania. Risperdal was designed to alter certain hormones and substances in the brain, and is classified as an antipsychotic drug. Although users were experiencing an improvement of their mental condition, there was an associated increase in the risk of development Gynecomastia in boys and young men. The young men have experienced the highest risk, due to the continuing development and growing of their bodies.
Some of the victims have experienced and suffered from enlarged breasts to double mastectomies. The side effects in men and the increased risk of Gynecomastia are terrifying. The side effects not only include the growth of female-like breasts, but also emotional trauma, work depression, and anxiety. The implications of the social side effects are heavy in men with careers due to the emotional baggage that Gynecomastia can bring into your life. Also, there is no guarantee that a procedure such as a mastectomy will remove the emotional scars cased by the embarrassment and pain while engaging in every day life with a condition as such.
The victims of Risperdal have suffered from the effects far beyond what any man should ever have to endure. Johnson & Johnson has paid billions in fines over Risperdal lawsuits, and are continuing to feel the heat from the FDA, attorneys, and victims of this potent drug that was carelessly manufactured. Several Risperdal Gynecomastia, enlargement of male breast, actions have been reported and filed against Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary, Janssen.
Mental health physicians strongly encourage these young boys and men to take action before significant mental and emotional pain take over their life. The shame and humiliation can be healed and recovered and we want to help you. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Gynecomastia and has experienced side effects as such listed, you may have a claim against one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the nation. Call The Willis Law Firm at 1-800-883-9858 for your free case evaluation or fill out the Online Form to the Right ->