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Risperdal

Risperdal for the Treatment of ADHD Has Dire Consequences for Young Boys

“It is not the culture of U.S. medicine to report adverse events to the FDA.”

Dr. David Kessler, Former FDA Commissioner

Risperdal is a powerful antipsychotic medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism.

When the manufacturer found that Risperdal could be used as treatment for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) they began to illegally and aggressively market the drug. Unfortunately, parents quickly discovered that Risperdal was causing irreversible breast growth in boys, also known as gynecomastia. This and other extreme side effects were confirmed in early testing, but not disclosed to the public.

Patients experiencing long-term psychological and physical side effects due to this blatant negligence deserve answers, and in many cases can receive compensation.

Risperdal Manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson Puts Children at Risk

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice fined the manufacturer of Risperdal, Johnson & Johnson, $2.2 billion for illegally marketing Risperdal for the use of ADHD in children. Evidence points to J&J intentionally hiding studies that demonstrated Risperdal’s link to gynecomastia. Boys now in their teens with large female-like breasts are seeking financial settlement from the pharmaceutical giant for their psychological trauma and mastectomy surgery.

Risperdal Lawsuits & Settlement Landscape

As of March 2017, Johnson & Johnson was facing 18,500 Risperdal-related lawsuits. Young men who took Risperdal as a child and experience breast growth may be candidates for financial compensation. Millions of dollars have been paid to victims of Risperdal gynecomastia, and many more cases are expected to be filed and settled.

$70 Million Awarded to Tennessee Teenager

In 2016, a U.S. court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 16 year-old Tennessee teenager $70 million. The young man told jurors he began taking Risperdal at age 5 and was never warned about potential side effects.

Risperdal Glossary of Key Terms

ADD

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is similar to ADHD, but the patient is not hyperactive. People with ADD have trouble or are unable to focus on remedial tasks.

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that leads to poor attention, hyperactivity, and poor impulse control so much that it interferes with development.

Gynecomastia

A condition that causes breast growth in men or boys.

Male Breast Growth

A condition called gynecomastia that results from increased levels of estrogen or prolactin.

Risperdal

A powerful second-generation antipsychotic drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizophrenia, but was illegally marketed as a drug to treat ADHD in male children. It is linked to breast growth in young boys.

Health & Wellness Resources for Risperdal

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Risperdal Off-Label Use

Learn about the dangerous health industry practice called off-label use. It refers to prescribed use of a drug that was never approved by the FDA.

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Parents of children and teens diagnosed with ADHD have several treatment options that can ensure a safe and normal life.
Risperdal should not have been an option for you or your child’s treatment. You deserve justice.

Periscope Group has unique access to a network of legal professionals who have a proven track record facing pharmaceutical giants like Johnson & Johnson. Our team of advocates are standing by to hear your story, and connect you with legal representation who may be able to get you the financial settlement you deserve.

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