If you or a loved one have experienced serious side effects or complications after using Risperdal, you may be able to file a claim against the drug manufacturer. Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug that is primarily used to treat schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder in children and teenagers. Due to questions about the quality and effectiveness of the drug, numerous recalls and warnings have been made. Risperdal has been linked to numerous serious and potentially permanent side effects, including gynecomastia, which is the development of breasts in young boys and men. In order to learn more about the side effects of Risperdal and to find out whether or not you are eligible to file a claim and receive compensation, contact Atkins & Markoff today. The dangerous side effects associated with Risperdal can be extremely harmful to those taking the drug, which is why our lawyers are committed to helping those affected receive compensation and justice.
Although Risperdal has been approved to treat the disorders listed above, many doctors also prescribe the drug for unapproved uses. The potentially serious and negative side effects of Risperdal have been made public recently and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued several warnings related to the drug, which has raised awareness and led to numerous lawsuits against the drug manufacturer. Some of the most serious side effects linked to Risperdal include the following:
- Gynecomastia (growth of male breasts)
- Galactorrhea (production of milk from breasts)
- Diabetes and high blood sugar
- Bone loss
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pituitary tumors
- Involuntary movement disorder
- Extreme weight gain
- Heart problems, including heart attack and irregular heart rhythm
- Increased risk of death among elderly people with dementia
If your or a family member has experienced serious negative side effects after taking Risperdal, you should consult a knowledgeable defective drug attorney. Our lawyers are highly trained and equipped to advise and represent people who have suffered from dangerous and defective drugs like Risperdal. Even though Risperdal has been approved for children, it is not always prescribed correctly and some boys will experience side effects that will cause both physical and emotional damage. To learn more about your options or to meet with one of our experienced lawyers, please contact Atkins & Markoff today.