Risperdal, also known by the generic drug name risperidone, is a prescription atypical antipsychotic drug designed to influence brain chemistry and lessen the symptoms commonly associated with schizophrenia, acute mania, and bipolar I disorder, as well as for treating autistic disorders in children. The drug works by blocking the activity of dopamine in the brain, but this blocking action also has an impact on the functionality of the pituitary gland, which regulates hormone production and some body systems.
While Risperdal blocks dopamine activity, it also stimulates activity in the pituitary gland. The unintended and unfortunate byproduct of taking Risperdal is that the hormone prolactin is released into the body, which can cause abnormal breast tissue enlargement in males, among other conditions. Many individuals who have been harmed as a direct result of taking Risperdal have filed a lawsuit directly against Risperdal’s manufacturers and marketers, Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit. If you have been harmed, you should contact a Risperdal attorney as soon as possible.
At present, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen for claims related to Risperdal. These lawsuits claim that the makers of Risperdal:
If you or your child has been harmed as a direct result of taking Risperdal, you should consider filing a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen as soon as possible. Not only will a lawsuit bring attention to the inadequately disclosed risks of the drug for others, but a lawsuit also helps to hold large pharmaceutical companies accountable for their negligence. Additionally, a lawsuit can help you to recover financial damages such as compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Each state has its own statute of limitations in which you are legally permitted to file your claim. Based on where you reside, your statute of limitations may already have expired. That is why it is so important that you consult with a defective pharmaceutical attorney as soon as possible.
For assistance understanding the statute of limitations for bringing claims or how to file a Risperdal lawsuit, or if you would like to discuss why it is important for you to take legal action, consult with the skilled defective drug attorneys. Schedule a free consultation with one of our Risperdal attorneys today by contacting us online.