Risperdal Boys Breast Lawsuit FAQs
Answers to the Most Common Risperdal Boys Breast Lawsuit Questions
This page answers the questions most commonly asked of our attorneys in regards to filing a Risperdal lawsuit. After reading this page, if you still have questions related to your particular situation, please contact our attorneys working on Risperdal male breast lawsuits. Fill out our online contact form (located at the right side of your screen) and one of our lawyers will be happy to respond to discuss your situation in detail. Read here to learn general information that is applicable to most Risperdal claims for breast growth in boys and men.
How do I know I know if my breast development was caused by Risperdal?
There are multiple medical conditions that can result in the swelling of breast tissue in boys and men. Having a doctor confirm that breast tissue has developed as a result of gynecomastia, or a hormone imbalance involving elevated prolactin levels, rather than another medical condition is an important step in determining if you have grounds for a Risperdal breast lawsuit. To see if your male breast growth is indeed gynecomastia, a doctor may use blood testing, mammogram, CT and MRI scans, testicular ultrasounds, and tissue biopsies. These tests can serve to confirm elevated hormone levels and rule out other causes of abnormal breast growth.
How long have medical experts known there was a link between Risperdal and male breasts?
Pre-market testing of Risperdal indicated that elevated prolactin levels were a side effect of the drug. Gynecomastia is the abnormal growth of breasts in boys and men that results from elevated prolactin. In numerous Rispedal lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson has been accused of marketing Risperdal to children prior to receiving FDA approval to do so, in spite of knowledge that the drug was dangerous to children. Johnson & Johnson and the company’s pharmaceutical subsidiary, Janssen, have also been accused of downplaying the degree to which boys and men may be in danger of developing breasts from taking Risperdal.
Who can make a Risperdal boys breast growth claim or file a Rispderal lawsuit?
Boys and men, or the family members of boys and men, who have been diagnosed with gynecomastia and have taken Risperdal may have grounds to make a Risperdal breast claim by filing a Risperdal lawsuit.
Does it cost anything for you to review my case?
We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.
Who is most at risk for developing male breasts from Risperdal?
Any male who takes Risperdal is at risk for developing gynecomastia. Some research indicates that teen boys may have a particularly high risk of abnormal breast development from Risperdal. Experts say teen boys are most vulnerable to emotional harm as a result of growing breasts.
What are the dangers of breast growth from Risperdal?
Gynecomastia, or the growth of breasts in boys and men, is not typically accompanied by medical complications. However, some boys who grow breasts will require surgical removal. Males who grow breasts are vulnerable to a variety of emotional traumas, including shame, self-loathing, social isolation, fear, poor body image, and depression. Men and boys who have grown breasts report feeling emasculated, and are subject to teasing and peer ridicule that results in humiliation and shame. The emotional impacts of prolonged shame, humiliation, and self-loathing can have long term negative impacts on an individual’s life course.
How much will it cost to file a Risperdal male breast lawsuit?
We will represent all persons involved in a Risperdal lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our attorneys handling Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits will contact you to answer any of your questions.
Aren't most drug and products liability lawsuits just class action lawsuits where the plaintiff receives very little money?
The majority of our drug cases are handled as a MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff.
We're not the type of people who sue; do we really need to file a lawsuit?
If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.
How much time do I have to file a Risperdal lawsuit?
Most states have Risperdal male breast growth lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all persons having been diagnosed with gynecomastia will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your claim, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.