RISPERDAL Lawyers (RISPERDAL CONSTA®/ INVEGA®)
Have you or Someone You Know Been Injured by The Drug RISPERDAL®/ RISPERDAL CONSTA®/ INVEGA®? The Roberts Law Firm, PC Can Help
What Is RISPERDAL®?
RISPERDAL® is an atypical antipsychotic drug approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and irritability associated with autism. This drug is also prescribed off-label for treatment of dementia, ADHA, tics, conduct disorder, disruptive behavior disorder, depression, Tourette syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other behavioral conditions.
RISPERDAL® manufactured by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceutical a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, was approved by the FDA in 1993 for the use of adults and in 2007 for the use of children and adolescents.
RISPERDAL® has been linked to many serious side effects such as gynecomastia. RISPERDAL® has been found to increase a hormone called prolactin which stimulates breast growth and in some cases experience nipple pain or discharge. Male breast growth, a condition known as gynecomastia, has been seen in boys taking the drug RISPERDAL®. The condition is usually permanent, and in most cases, boys with RISPERDAL®-associated gynecomastia must undergo breast reduction surgery or mastectomy to correct the problem which is a very painful surgery.
A number of RISPERDAL® lawsuits have been filed around the country that allege Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen unit were aware that RISPERDAL® could cause gynecomastia, but concealed that knowledge from the public. Thus far, most of the lawsuits involving gynecomastia allegations have been individual claims, rather than RISPERDAL® class action lawsuits. In October 2012, Bloomberg News reported that the companies had begun settling some RISPERDAL® gynecomastia lawsuits that were pending in a consolidated litigation in Pennsylvania State Court in Philadelphia.
In 2012, it was also reported that Johnson & Johnson had agreed to settle charges with the federal government over the way it marketed some of its drugs, including RISPERDAL®. Reported by Law360 on November 8, 2013, Johnson & Johnson settled with the U.S. government for $2.2 billion resolves off label marketing claims over the anti-psychotic drug, but it will have little effect on the product liability litigation where Plaintiff’s attorneys expect the drugmaker to continue the fight against claims that the drug caused health problems in teenage boys.
How The Roberts Law Firm Can Help You
We believe that if you or someone you know has suffered from a problem or complication resulting from the use of RISPERDAL® you should be fairly compensated for your damages. Damages can include:
- Medical Bills
- Permanent Injuries
- Emotional Suffering
- Potential Risk of Future Medical Complications/Surgeries
- Increased Health Insurance Costs
- Lost Wages
The Roberts Law Firm, P. C. would like to assist you in pursuing compensation for your injury or the injury of a loved one. We are currently evaluating claims on behalf of men/boys who may have suffered injuries resulting from complications due to RISPERDAL®. We are representing injured parties on a contingent fee basis which means that there are no legal fees owed unless you are awarded compensation for your injury. For a free, no obligation case review please call 866-585-4570 toll free or fill out our online contact form and we will contact you to answer any of your questions. If you or a loved one has been injured after having RISPERDAL®, The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help.