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Representing Young Boys and Men Against Johnson & Johnson

Risperdal is an oral antipsychotic often used to treat severe mood disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The drug, made by Johnson & Johnson, is sometimes used in conjunction with antidepressants. Although it is effective in helping many patients with psychiatric disorders get their lives back on track, Risperdal is also linked to breast development in boys, a condition known as gynecomastia.

When patients suffer unexpected side effects, their trust in a drug’s ability to help them may wane. Conditions like gynecomastia can be especially emotionally challenging. Our team wants to help you file for compensation if you or your child has been affected by Risperdal. The Gilbert Law Group® has the experience and resources necessary to take on complex pharmaceutical cases. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you.

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Risperdal and Breast Development in Boys

A study of young men between the ages of 15-25 who used Risperdal (active ingredient risperidone) found the drug made them 4 times more likely to experience gynecomastia, or breast growth, when taking the drug. This is because Risperdal may increase levels of prolactin, a hormone that stimulates breast development. Boys who use this drug may experience breast growth, pain, and nipple discharge.

Breast development in young boys can lead to severe psychological trauma and may require surgical fixes including liposuction or a mastectomy. Between medical costs for this surgery and the emotional toll associated with unwanted changes to one’s body, those who were affected in this way deserve accountability and compensation from Johnson & Johnson.

How Johnson & Johnson May Be Liable

Claims made against Johnson & Johnson by those with Risperdal-induced gynecomastia claim the company:

  • Concealed Risperdal’s health risks
  • Misrepresented its benefits
  • Misrepresented the risks to children.
  • Illegally marketed the drug for the treatment of autism and other psychiatric disorders from 1993-2004

If you or your child suffered gynecomastia or other serious side effects like excessive weight gain or diabetes or took the drug for a condition it was not approved to treat, you may be able to file for compensation.

The Gilbert Law Group® can help you understand your legal options in a free consultation. Call our Risperdal (risperidone) attorneys at (888) 711-5947, no matter where you are in the nation.


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At The Gilbert Law Group®, our attorneys are committed to fighting for those whose lives were changed by Risperdal. No parent or patient expects to suffer such side effects, especially when there is no warning given. Our defective drug attorneys can help you request compensation for:

  • Surgical expenses
  • Hospital and other medical bills
  • Mental anguish

Johnson & Johnson must be held accountable for the many lives it changed and the years of worry, shame, and mental hardship patients faced because of Risperdal’s side effects. If you think you have a claim, reach out to us with your story.


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