Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Goes to Trial in Philadelphia

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Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit Goes to Trial in Philadelphia

A growing number of Risperdal lawsuits are being brought against J&J over side effects like male breast growth.

A Risperdal lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit over male breast growth side effects has gone to trial in Pennsylvania state court, and involves allegations that the drug makers failed to provide adequate warnings about the risk of gynecomastia potentially associated with the antipsychotic drug. If you took Risperdal in the past, and you have since been diagnosed with gynecomastia or another major complication, contact a reputable Risperdal attorney today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a Risperdal lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, in order to pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Risperdal Lawsuits Filed Over Gynecomastia Injuries

Opening arguments began on January 23, in a complaint brought by 20-year-old Austin Pledger, who alleges that he began taking Risperdal for autism when he was eight years old, and is now suffering from gynecomastia side effects so severe he may have to undergo a double mastectomy to remove the abnormal breast growth. Pledger’s case is one of more than 1,250 Risperdal breast growth lawsuits currently pending in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where the Risperdal lawsuits have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL). All of the claims involve similar allegations that J&J knew about the risk of male breast growth from Risperdal, yet withheld this information from consumers and the medical community.

Alleged Breast Growth Side Effects of Risperdal

Gynecomastia is a serious medical condition characterized by the abnormal growth of breast tissue in boys and young men. In many of the Risperdal lawsuits, plaintiffs allege that the breast growth they suffered while taking Risperdal was so severe that they required surgery to remove the breast tissue, leaving them with scarring and other physical injuries, as well as lasting psychological damage. According to a number of studies published in recent years, boys and young men taking Risperdal for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other psychiatric conditions may have a significantly increased risk of suffering from gynecomastia and other potential side effects of Risperdal, including heart attack, stroke, diabetes and a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia.

A Skilled Risperdal Attorney Can Help

Over the past few years, Johnson & Johnson has quietly been dealing with Risperdal breast growth litigation, but the number of complaints brought against the company has continued to grow as more families and young adults across the country learn about the potential for Risperdal to cause gynecomastia side effects. If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by alleged side effects of Risperdal, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can help. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers harmed by potentially dangerous drugs, and can help put you in touch with a knowledgeable Risperdal lawyer who has experience handling male breast growth claims.

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