The U.S. Department of Justice has recently stated that J&J illegally marketed Risperdal and Invega. According to a former Johnson & Johnson employee, the company didn’t wait to obtain FDA approval before promoting its use for children. Risperdal may increase the levels of prolactin (a hormone that activates breast development in women) in its users. Young adolescent boys who have been taking this medication have shown increased levels of prolactin and thus developed breasts. This condition is referred to as Gynecomastia.
Many lawyers across the US are investigating and filing Risperdal lawsuits on behalf of young men who have apparently developed male breast tissue due to the ingestion of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Numerous doctors have suggested that adolescent boys who suffer from Gynecomastia should undergo surgery. Less severe cases can be corrected with liposuction, while more severe cases could require a mastectomy. Not only would these young adolescent boys suffer from breast development but they would also suffer from the following symptoms:
- Puffy Nipples
- Painful Breasts
- Nipple Discharge
- Enlarged Nipples
If you or someone you love suffered due to Risperdal, get a FREE case review today to learn your options! Taking legal action may help you and your family cope with the financial burden that comes with these complications, as well as help you gain access to the best possible medical care for any ongoing issues.