Risperdal Lawsuit Filed in Philadelphia Over Male Breast Growth Side Effects

Risperdal Breast Growth Lawsuit

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Risperdal Lawsuit Filed in Philadelphia Over Male Breast Growth Side Effects

Yet another complaint has been brought against Johnson & Johnson over claims that its Risperdal antipsychotic caused abnormal breast growth in males.

A Texas man has filed a product liability lawsuit against drug makers Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Excerpta Medica Inc., and Elsevier Inc., claiming that side effects of the antipsychotic drugs Risperdal and Invega caused him to grow breasts. The complaint was filed by Isaac Garza in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on September 20, and the plaintiff alleges that he experienced considerable breast growth, also known as gynecomastia, after taking Risperdal, Risperdal Consta, Invega and Invega Sustenna. If you took the antipsychotic Risperdal and you have since suffered gynecomastia or another serious side effect, contact a reputable attorney in your area to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against the drug maker, in order to pursue compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering.

Potential Side Effects of Risperdal Use

According to allegations raised in Garza’s lawsuit, he has suffered complications like weight gain, pre-diabetes and emotional and psychological damage associated with taking Risperdal from 2007 to 2011 and taking Invega since 2011. In the suit, Garza accuses the defendants of negligence, product liability, fraud, conspiracy, breach of warranty, and violating consumer protection laws, claims that echo those raised in a growing number of Risperdal lawsuits brought against Johnson & Johnson in recent years. The primary complaint in these lawsuits is that use of the antipsychotic Risperdal in young boys may increase their risk of suffering gynecomastia, or abnormal breast growth in males.

Complaints recently brought against Johnson & Johnson claim that the drug maker failed to provide adequate warnings for consumers or the medical community about the risk of boys developing breasts after using the antipsychotic drug. In some cases, plaintiffs have alleged breast growth significant enough to require breast removal surgery, resulting not only in physical pain and suffering for affected boys, but psychological problems as well, which can have a significant impact on their quality of life.

Contact a Product Liability Lawyer in Your Area

In September 2012, Johnson & Johnson settled a Risperdal lawsuit filed on behalf of a 21-year-old man who claimed that side effects of the antipsychotic caused him to undergo significant psychological trauma and required surgery to have the breasts removed. Shortly thereafter, settlement agreements were reached in Risperdal lawsuits brought on behalf of at least five other boys who claimed that they experienced abnormal breast growth after taking the antipsychotic. If you have suffered a potential drug side effect like gynecomstia and you believe Risperdal or another medication to be the cause, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can help put you in contact with a knowledgeable lawyer in your area who has experience handling product liability cases.

[box type=”note” align=”aligncenter” ]Source: http://pennrecord.com/news/11541-texas-man-claims-he-developed-female-breast-tissue-as-a-result-of-risperdal-invega-use[/box]

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