Risperdal Injuries in Adolescent Males
Risperdal, which is also referred to under its generic name of Risperdone, is most frequently used for the treatment of psychotic disorders, as well as used as a medication for those with Autism.
Manufactured and sold by Johnson & Johnson, this drug has a laundry list of side effects, most of which are properly labeled and identified as risks. However, one of the side effects that has affected a large number of people is known as Gynecomastia. Patients who are taking Risperdal were not given proper warning for this side effect, and as a result, a large number of adolescent males who take this drug are suffering from Gynecomastia, the development of male breasts. In many of the young males who are experiencing this side effect, they also complain of breast pain, as well as nipple discharge.
Studies have shown that increased levels of prolactin cause this side effect, and the treatment of it is often not simple. In some minor cases, liposuction can be used to remove the increased breast tissue, but in other cases, boys are undergoing surgery to perform mastectomies and remove the breast tissue.
If you or your child have been taking Risperdal or Risperdone, the drug injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Wagner Reese can assist you in getting the compensation you need to make a full recovery. Did your doctor warn you about the risks of this drug? If not, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your medical bills, lost income, psychological trauma, and more. Call us today at (888) 204-8440.