Risperdal Gynecomastia Causes Depression Symptoms

Johnson and Johnson is currently still involved in litigation regarding one of their premiere drugs, Risperdal, and the medical links that have been made between this drug and gynecomastia or male breast growth. The litigation stems from this drug being marketed to children without FDA approval, which is very illegal and unethical, this drug was given to children while the side effects had not yet been tested for patients that young. In many of these cases, especially teenage boys, Risperdal gynecomastia was formed and is unable to be resolved with out costly corrective surgery or intensive testosterone treatment. Often times these surgeries are considered cosmetic and are not covered by many insurance companies and also may cost up to $3,500 out of pocket. As risperdal is one of the few antipsychotics that is covered by medicaid and though this surgery may seem like it is at the lower end of the cost spectrum, will likely remain out of reach for most of these patients. Especially considering these growths are an effect from a medicine that they were prescribed to help them, not ruin their lives.

The issue of Risperdal gynecomastia is very real and it is being found that many of these cases are having other than physical symptoms associated with this side effect. Teenage boys are having enough issues dealing with puberty, though they are growing up, they are still children and many of them may not have the capacity to handle all of this added stress. Not to mention the social ramifications of a teenage boy walking the halls of a high school with breasts, as it is common knowledge that bullying is very real in schools and has even been expanded with the premiere of social media less than 10 years ago. These are our children that are being tormented by the public and also by themselves. They are going through such a personal issue, yet they receive no understanding from their peers and often times their parents. It is not as though there are Risperdal gynecomastia support groups that are readily available as it is a fairly common, yet misunderstood ailment, so there they are left alone with nothing but their negative thoughts about themselves.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for these patients suffering with Risperdal gynecomastia. As of September 2014, there were just over 600 plaintiffs involved in this litigation and the number is increasing by the day. The settlement at that point was looking to be about $2.2 billion dollars and if that was split evenly with this low amount of plaintiffs, that would be just over $3.6 million a piece. As this is settlement is still under negotiation and the plaintiffs are coming into the light more and more, this number will likely change, but one thing is for sure, Johnson and Johnson is not going to be getting off easy in the least as far as accountability is concerned.

Our attorneys at Band Gates & Dramis are here to support you and your family. Just concentrate on your recovery and don’t worry about payment until you receive your settlement. For a FREE consultation either fill out this form to the right or call us today.

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Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Update

For all of the men out there dealing with the effects of being prescribed Risperdal, we would like to offer a Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit update. According to our sources, there is a settlement in process that is in the ballpark of 1.4 million dollars per claimant. This will more than cover the cost of the reconstructive surgery that many of the victims in the Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit face, but it will more than compensate them for the emotional damage that an injury so personal may have caused.

The common warning signs of gynecomastia include:

  • swelling and soreness in the breast tissue in men
  • lactation
  • Abnormal growth of the breast tissue

There are quite a few claimants involved in this suit, but there are still many more out there. We would like to extend our services to those men who are too ashamed or even just going through this alone. We want to tell you that you are not alone and we are going to continue to reach out to potential claimants and encourage them to join our crusade against these drug companies that lack integrity and only have their bottom line in mind. We want you to know that the more people begin to stand up for the rights they have and don’t exercise, the more these rights will be relevant in their daily lives.

To all of the victims in the risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit, we invite you all to come together against Jonson and Johnson for withholding this information from you that caused this condition. The more voices we have speaking on this injustice, the louder and clearer our point becomes.

If you or any of your loved ones have been diagnosed with gynecomastia after taking Risperdal, please fill out the claims form at the top of the page and we would be happy to fight diligently for the compensation you deserve.

One of the newer and horrible settlements to come p recently is is the zofran lawsuit. Zofran much like risperdal was marketed off label. It was given to pregnant mothers to stop nausea. It was originally only approved for chemo patients. The zofran birth defects are devastating.

Risperdal Statute of Limitations

Risperdal Gynecomastia

If you have been affected by Risperdal gynecomastia, you may be eligible for a claim in the Risperdal lawsuit.

As you may already know, there is now accumulating scientific evidence showing the link between Risperdal and the swelling of breast tissue in males.

Taking Risperdal can cause elevated levels of a hormone called prolactin. Prolactin is normally found in expectant and breast feeding mothers, and aids in the lactation process in breastfeeding.

However, when prolactin levels are abnormally high in males, this can cause the swelling of breast tissue, which can result in male breasts. This can be painful and embarrassing for the often young men taking Risperdal.

Risperdal Illegally Marketed to Children

The Risperdal statute of limitations is really unfortunate for some, and here’s why:

Risperdal was released to be sold for public use in 1993. At the time, it only had FDA approval to be used for adults with schizophrenia.

It wasn’t until 2006 that Risperdal became approved for any use with children, and that was for the treatment of the irritability associated with autism spectrum disorders in children aged 5-17.

In 2007 Risperdal was approved for the treatment of psychosis related to schizophrenia in adolescents aged 13-17, and mania from bipolar disorder in kids aged 10-17.

However, Risperdal was being prescribed to children long before the FDA approval.

Doctors and healthcare providers are allowed to make “judgement calls” when they feel a medicine might help, and prescribe it for non-approved, of off-label uses.

Risperdal was prescribed to children many years before the FDA ever gave approval for it.

But the intentions of some of these doctors and institutions are questionable, as Risperdal manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, illegally marketed the drug for use with children.

In addition, it has been proven in a court of law that Janssen bribed doctors to prescribe the drug.

Not only did Janssen illegally market the drug to children, they were involved in a scam of providing illegal incentives to doctors and pharmaceutical companies to prescribe their drug.

As a result of Janssen’s misconduct, many children were prescribed Risperdal prematurely, before there were proper safety testing procedures and clinical trials.

Now that Risperdal has been approved for some use in children, studies are being published showing that Risperdal can cause hormonal imbalance, and the painful swelling of male breast tissue leading to Risperdal gynecomastia.

Risperdal Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations is different in each state, but is impacting the Risperdal lawsuit.

Some states start the Risperdal statute of limitations from the day a person was diagnosed with gynecomastia, others start the Risperdal statute of limitations from the first time the breast swelling occurred or was noticed by the individual.

The problem is, the children who were prematurely prescribed Risperdal before the FDA approval may have experienced Risperdal gynecomastia and never knew it.

Gynecomastia sometimes occurs during puberty all on its own. But gynecomastia occurs at a much higher rate when the young adolescent is taking Risperdal.

Thus, these children may have experienced Risperdal gynecomastia, and all the problems associated with it and never even knew.

Until now.

Now, science is pouring in on the adverse Risperdal side effects, including Risperdal gynecomastia.

However, for those who were prematurely prescribed Risperdal 10 or 15 years ago, the statute of limitations may have already run out.

Statute of limitation sanctions vary greatly state by state; it is recommended that you seek the counsel of a Risperdal lawyer to determine if you are affected by the Risperdal statute of limitations. We can help you with this, at no charge.

It’s important that if you have a claim, you start the Risperdal claims process immediately.

At Band Gates & Dramis we pride ourselves in the expedition of the Risperdal claims process, getting your claim to the best Risperdal lawyer available, and ensuring it gets the attention it deserves.

We offer a free, no obligation consultation. If your claims becomes a part of the Risperdal lawsuit, our attorneys do not charge a fee until you collect a fair Risperdal settlement.

Don’t let time pass, as the Risperdal statute of limitations may be approaching.

Call Band Gates & Dramis Attorneys to get started on your Risperdal lawsuit today.

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