You may already know that gynecomastia is the enlargement of male breast tissue, resulting in the growth of male breasts and possibly nipple lactation. You probably are also aware that Risperdal, Janssen pharmaceutical’s antipsychotic prescription medication, has been found to cause gynecomastia, or the growth of male breasts, in boys or men who take it.
Risperdal gynecomastia is the swelling of male breast tissue, as a side effect of taking Risperdal.
The swelling can be painful, but the problems associated with effects of Risperdal gynecomastia are more psychological in nature.
Problems Associated with Risperdal Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia often develops around the time a boy or adolescent hits puberty. We all know that emotions can run high during puberty, and this is a unique time for boys and girls alike, presenting its own special challenges and wonders.
For some boys who took Risperdal however, their body began to change in an unexpected manner. While other boys were developing furry mustaches, some of the boys who took Risperdal grew breasts, to their dismay.
As one might imagine, most teenage boys would be very upset if they were to spontaneously grow breasts.
Risperdal gynecomastia can cause embarrassment and social problems.
So, exactly what effect does gynecomastia have on young boys?
Dr. Brian Labow at Boston Children’s Hospital conducted a study attempting to answer this very question. Dr. Labow administered several psychological tests to two groups of boys: one group of boys had gynecomastia and the other didn’t.
The gynecomastia group consisted of 47 boys with an average age of 16.5 years.
The boys from the gynecomastia group scored lower in the following areas:
- physical health
- mental health
- eating behavior
- social functioning
Dr. Labow found that these boys were affected by gynecomastia regardless of the severity – meaning it didn’t matter how bad the gynecomastia was, it still hurt the boys in the above mentioned areas. Mild cases were considered to be as harmful as moderate or severe cases of Risperdal gynecomastia.
Psychological aspects should not be underestimated. Risperdal gynecomastia is not necessarily medically dangerous, but it’s still a very serious problem.
Treatment of Risperdal Gynecomastia
Treatment of Risperdal gynecomastia can include hormone supplements, or surgery.
It can even go away by itself. However, scientists have shown that the increased prolactin levels (the hormonal imbalance that causes Risperdal gynecomastia) can last for up to two years.
If the enlarged breasts remain for a year or more, doctors may recommend surgery.
Sometimes the procedure can be done with liposuction. Other cases may warrant actual surgical removal of the breast tissue.Risperdal gynecomastia often necessitates surgery to correct.
Breast removal surgery is called a mastectomy, a procedure that physically cuts out the enlarged breast tissue. It is invasive and can be dangerous.
Mastectomies are not without complications. Sometimes people react to the anesthesia used, which can be very dangerous. Other common problems associated with mastectomies are permanent scarring, misshaped breasts, blood clots, infection, and nerve damage.
The Risperdal Lawsuit
The Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit is happening is because the boys and men who have been affected by Risperdal gynecomastia are suffering. They have experienced the drawbacks of Risperdal gynecomastia, and have lost out because of it.
Janssen, the makers of this drug failed to warn the public about the risk of Risperdal gynecomastia. To make matters worse, they aggressively and illegally marketed the drug to both minors and the elderly, despite repeated warnings not to do so from the FDA.
The company behaved incredibly unethically when it comes to Risperdal, and now they are paying for their crimes.
The surgery to correct Risperdal gynecomastia is very expensive. Risperdal claimants are suing for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have developed Risperdal gynecomastia, it is time to seek legal assistance.
The manufacturers of Risperdal, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, have a long history of deceitful and illegal practices concerning Risperdal. If you have been hurt by Risperdal it is not your fault.
The makers of Risperdal have already paid out billions in settlements for their unethical marketing practices of this drug.
Now Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits are in court, and we can help you fight back.
We offer a free consultation for your Risperdal claim. We are happy to help you understand your case, and what your options are moving forward.
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