ADHD Medication Breast Enlargement Lawsuit: Risperdal Gynecomastia Claim

ADHD Medication Breast Enlargement Lawsuit: Risperdal Gynecomastia Claim

According to the Food and Drug Administration and based on several studies conducted by scientific based research institutions the use of certain Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHA) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) medications including Risperdal can result in significant male breast tissue growth gynecomastia.

Our law firm is currently investigating a potential for class action lawsuits and or single party drug defect claims against the Johnson and Johnson for the manufacturing marketing and distribution of anti-psychotic medication known to result in breast tissue enlargement

Link Established Between Risperdal and Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the abnormal growth and enlargement of breast tissue in males. In some instanced individuals who develop breast tissue growth also suffer lactation and the production and secretion of milk.Despite numerous studies and FDA warnings the manufacturers of risperdal increasingly marketed the drug to individuals suffering a host of other psychological issues including attention deficit disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. According to evidence presented at a trial involving manufacturers and marketers of Risperdal, “repeatedly disregarded agency admonition to mot market Risperdal beyond its initial approved use for psychotic disorders including schizophrenia.”

Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit – Wining Your Case in the Court of Law

Drug side effect lawsuits are based on proving one of three distinct product liability bases causes of action.

1. Cause of action based on defect in the original design of the product.

2. Cause of action based on defect in the manufacturing process of the pharmaceutical medication .

3. Defect in labeling – failure to properly warn individual consumers of the dangers associated the use of the drug.

Joining a Class Action Lawsuit

Class action lawsuits take place where there are a large number of individual victims claims against one liable manufacturer. Class action lawsuits require certification by the court where the case is to take place. Certification is based on the showing of several factors present in the claim at hand. Those elements include

  1. Showing the presence of a significant number of victims.
  2. Common issue of fact of law against the at fault party.
  3. The claim of the class representative is neatly identical to those of other claimants.
  4. The class representative is able to adequately represent all other plaintiff who join the class action.

Class action lawsuit jury awards and settlements are compensated on an equal basis amongst all class members.

Types of Compensation Available for Victims ADD and ADHAD Medication: Victims defective drugs side effects resulting in male breast tissue growth are entitled to all economic and non-economic damages sustained. The estimated settlement or jury award value of a case involving Risperdal and male tissue growth is dependent on several factors. Some of the most important factors in determining a case value are as follows

  • Present and future health and rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering including emotional distress, depression, anxiety disorders, and PTSD
  • Los wages and or a loss of future income due to inability to work in an intended field
  • Punitive damages – punitive damages can be awarded when a pharmaceutical drug manufacturers failed to properly warn consumers of known or knowable dangers associated with the use of their products.

Attorney Assistance: If you have any further legal question regarding your claim feel free to contact our low offices toll free (855)385-2529. All legal consultations regarding claims against drug manufacturers are provided free of charge and are completely confidential.

Further Information:

Class Action Lawsuits Agaisnt Risperdal

Statute of Limitations for Filing a Risperdal Lawsuit

COMMENTS (51)
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My husband was on a bunch of ADHD medicines as a child and he now has breasts. He is not a large guy. We don’t know what medicines he was on as a child as we no longer speak to his parents. Is this something you could help us with?

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My son has been on methylphenid 27mg.. & he is now developing breast! He also says they hurt.. He’s very embarrassed by it.. would we have a case?

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I have taken adderall and have developed large amounts of breast tissue as diagnosed by my doctor do I qualify

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My son has taken multiple ADHD medications since the age of 3 he is now 16yrs. Between the age of 11 and 12 or since he started puberty he started developing breasts. He is very self conscious of his chest. He wears baggy shirts so kids at school will stop making fun of him. How would I know if I qualify for this class action suit? My husband and I are planning to take him to the doctor to see if there is anything that can be done about this. My son is a great kid and we can’t have this standing in his way. A few medications he has taken are:
Vyvance
Adderall
Ritalin

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I wod like to speak to someone .

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Brief description of my personal situation, I’m 25 years old, have had gynecomastia Since puberty, had taken numerous different types of ADHD medications throughout my adolescent and preteen years, can’t remember the exact names of those medications. I have decided to get gynecomastia surgery next month, tired of suffering from embarrassment even though I work out 5 to 6 days a week. Was wondering if I have any kind of case, please contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you so much.

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My grandson had taken Concerta and Adderall since kinder guardian . He is now 18 and has man boobs and is very self conscious about it. Did either of those drugs have that side effect? We have raised him since his mothers passing in 2008.

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My son has male breast, he has been on so many different meds for his adhd how could I found out which meds he was on and do we have a claim because he now has male breast

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My son has taken 3 different as he medications since 2009. In 2013 he started developing breast. The doctor said it was part Of puberty and it should go down in 6 months. It has been 2 damn years what can I do. He is 14 now and want to to wear his shirts 3x to big

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My son is 12. He is a big boy, but his breast are like that of a firl. I know bing big he would have fat there, but his are bigger than any other child his size. He has been on numerous ADHD meds since about age 4. Most recent being ritalin and concerta. Dont think he has ever taken risperdol. But, do other ADHD meds cause this.

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My son took concerta and adderall since first grade stopped at sixth grade but now going through puberty is developing male breast he is on the thin side and he is getting self concious I was wondering if these drugs were realated to the law suit

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Hi, my son is now 10 and he has been taking concerta for about 2years ago. He now has the breast tissue? How do I start the legal process, and can I file my case pro-se?

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I AM A 24 YEAR OLD MALE WHO WAS TAKING CONCERTA SINCE I WAS A CHILD AND I HAD WEIGHT SWINGS AND DEVALIPED LARG AMOUNTS OF BREAST TISSUE AND WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS A LAW SUIT IN PROCESS AND IF I CAN FILE A CLAIM AS WELL (702)-467-3611

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My son has been on ritilan 10 mg twice a day for about 5+ years he is now 15, he has significant breast formation and is not over weight or have any thyroid problems. No matter how much he exercises or works out lifts weights he can not shed his breast formation. He is very embarrassed by this as he now is in high school plays sports which often require locker room changes showers working out shirtless. I can
honestly say he started to develop breast tissue around the time of medication was started. If he goes off he has trouble focusing in school and grades etc…help!

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My son is 11 and has been on methylphenidate since he was 8. he has started puberty but his breasts are growing when they shouldn’t be. I am worried its his medication.

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I had adhd as a child and still as an adult.. i was on ritalin for years. As a child and teen… Then was switched to cylert and i believe risperdal… now at 34. I have had gyno twice. And have had it removed twice… at ages 28 and 31… adhd meds are bullshit. They make u feel like a zombie!! Thc works way better i believe…

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Please call my son been on ritalin from 5 to 10 yrs old on vyvanse and daytrana for a shott while he took him off medicine around 12 he has very large man boobs need help to compensate to fix his problem thx

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I’m having the same issue wit concerta I stop taking it I was on it for 3 and 1/2 years no one would help me I Called many lawyers if anyone runs into any lawyers that would help me also email me aviverette81@icloud.com
It was so bad for me I was put on testosterone

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My son was put on many different ADHD meds starting when he was 6, he is now 15 and has developed gynecomastia, which has greatly decreased his self esteem. He mentions his “boobs” all the time, which seem to be hendering what should be some of the best years of his life. Does he qualify?

Medications: Ritalin, Adderal, Vyvanse and Concertta

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My son was on Concerta and developed breasts. He had surgery when be was 12-13 yrs old because of the daily teasing from kids at school. Was Concerta a drug that was causing breast tissue growth?

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I have almost the same exact story as Misty Gruver and others!!! My son was on vyvance, adderall and I remember Ridperdal as well though doctor denied it. He is now 16, he has been off all meds for years now. We took him off everything because he was not growing, his growth was stunted!!! We took him off and within the year he gained approx 30lbs and grew 4-5 inches. He has been developing breast for the past 3-4 years and are now quite large!!! Is there any help?!

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As a child and preteen I took Adderall and Ritalin for ADHD. I developed breast tissue and that has absolutely ruined my high school and college life. And I’m struggling with the through adulthood now. This has taking a very negative Effect on me psychological. Even when was in the best shape of my life playing college football and going trough the police Academy I never could get that area fixed. The only thing I could do was continue to pack muscle under fat. I’ve gotten to
the point where I don’t even care to workout anymore. My best friend mentioned surgery as an option but I’m not sure what to do. Can someone anyone please help me

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I think we all are having the same issues. I taken concerta and got the same outcome I have contacted many lawyers and they told me that they can’t help me but if it was multiple people who has this issues from the same medicine then they could help me

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My 12 yr. old son has developed enlarged breasts from taking generic concerta for 2 1/2 yrs. I wish we could get enough people this has happened too to come forth?

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ever since i was 6 years old i took adderal for add and adhd and it also gave me seizures by the age of 11-14 i started forming man boobs and ive been bullied through my highschool and middle school life it was embarassing for me and still is need the help so i can be flat chested again and be able to work out like i want to again please help me

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I agree with by collern I’m having the same problem son taking foclin and now concerta and breast has enlarge. He is 13. If anyone get a lawyer please let me know. Help help

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My 12 yr. old son has been taking the ADD medication Concerta 54mg for several yrs. Ever since he started taking it, he has developed breasts. He is very self conscious about this and it has caused him to become depressed. I have recently taken him off of the medication, because I have seen on the internet other people complaining about the same thing. Is there a lawsuit going on regarding Concerta? Or, is there a possibility one could be started?

Thank You,
Colleen Charping

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I have an 11 year old son. He’s been on several ADHD medications over the past 5 years. He has male breast that recently developed during puberty.

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My son was taking ritalin,concerta and focus med since he was a lil boy.Age 15 I stop him from taking the medicine his breasts are large .My son wears a under shirt everyday under his shirt because his breast stick straight out.

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Hey my name is Marcus Duhart I was on risperdal when I was younger because I was diagnosed with ADHD and from me taking it over the years when I was younger has effected me all though my adult hood with gyno in my chest im a pretty fit guy so it was very noticeible to me I had no idea about a lawsuit for this until one day a friend seen it and told me about it I need surgical procedure to get this removed. I’m not here to waist anyone’s time or money this is a good case because I know for sure what’s in my chest and were it came from I just need your help go get this all done

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MY 12 year old son has been taking concerts since he was 8 years old and now he has male breasts. My 9 year old also has enlarged breasts and he has taken because, cocaine, intuitive, and strattera.

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My husband and I are guilty or poor parenting, so a medication has has always been the best alternative. Would we qualify for this class action suit? We have never been able to tell him no.

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Not too much to add. I am like everyone else in the post…was medicated as child and end up as a teen, now adult, with breast tissue!

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Same thing , my son took Ritalin when he was young and now has breast tissue. Please help.

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My son is 11 years old and has been taking Concerta for the last 3 years. At his recent 11 year old check old I was told that he has developed breast tissue. I do not know to do. I feel like I need to stop him from taking the drugs and hopefully he will not continue to grow breasts. I do not want this for my son. I feel helpless.

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My son is now 13 , he was diagnosed with adhd when he was 5 , he has been on vyVance since then. Since he started puberty he’s growing male bests and is very upset over this. He’s an amazing boy and I really do not want this to affect his future. Can you help me

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My son was on methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release tablets generic of concerta since he was 6 years old for ADHD. He is now 17 and he has what is called man boobs. He gets made fun of amd is very insecure with this issue. He swims with a short on and won’t wear clothes that properly fit. He wears oversized shirts. He finds it hard to interact with females from this issue because he doesn’t want them to get close enough to be able to tell he has them. He was on the generic of concerta which is methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release tablets. Could this be the issue for his problem?

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My son was also prescribed Adderall and has same issues. Your not alone.

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Can anyone tell me what I should do to see if my son can be compensated. I’m lost

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My son took aderall for add and he has developed breasts. This has affected his entire life. He is so embarrased

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When are we going to do something about this? Down town LA. Law.?

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My name is Ryan Salamah. I used to take adderal everyday sense I was in pre-k until 1st grade. I am now 17 years old and I am 6″2 at 160lbs. I have had abnormal breasts sense I stopped taking adderal. It started to develop in 2nd grade and by 4th grade I had bigger breasts then most femal teenagers. I starved myself thinking I was over weight and I lost body fat everywhere else other then my chest at 15 years old. I thought of a new strategy so I started working out rigorously everyday hoping that building muscle would help but they just won’t go away. I stumbled upon this website as I was looking for surgeons to get rid of this embarrassing problem. Until I remembered a few years back seeing a commercial about law suits against adderal. I have had this problem sense an early age and I never feel comfortable taking my shirt off. I also have a older brother that took adderall as a child and he also has breasts at 29 years old. My middle brother that was not prescribed adderal does not have the same problem and he is 24. So I know it’s not genetics. Thank you for reading my case, have a nice day.

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Please do something about this problem .

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My son is now 20 yrs old and has taken as he drugs most of his adolescent life due to adhd. He has been on several different medication including concerta, vyvanse, foclin, adderall and to many to remember. He now has man boobs. Is there anything that can be done to these companies making these medications. My son would like to talk to a attorney about his situation. Thank you.

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My son took concerta and now has man boobs and wear a jacket all the time to hide it even when its a 100 out side anything i can do

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How many of these comments and how much humiliation ddo these young men have to go through before you lawyers do something about it. Start the case.

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Is the condition only due to Risperdal? My son is now an adult but he took other ADHD meds for about 5 years. He developed the enlarged breast tissue as well and wore tight fitted t-shirts underneath other shirts for years to hide the condition. I feel so bad for him as we are not able to afford surgery and he knows it. Therefor, he pretendsaid like it does not bother him but I know it does.

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My son also taken the drug Ritalin for ADHD when he was very young. He started developing large breast in his adolescent years. He was picked at a lot in school and was very depressed a lot. To help my child through this difficult time, I to seeked a doctor to do breast surgery. The surgery reduce his breast very little. My son is now 34 years old and still today he suffers with large breast. He goes to the gym religiously every day. Please help, if there is a case against the manufacturer of this drug, please include my son.

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My son is 14 he has only took two kinds ADHD med and now he has growth of boobs. Focalin and Vyvanse is all he has took

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Well, my son is 17 today, he was diagnosed with ADD, and ADHD at the age of 9 and put on Ritalin, changed to Concerta, then to Vyvanse. We noticed almost immediately a weight gain and the man boobs. The medicine made him very emotional and he did not like taking it. We let him stop taking it about a year ago, however the damage is done. He eats normally yet has packed on the weight to the tune of 275 lbs. at 5’11”, with those very embarrassing man boobs. His self-esteem is very low and he is always depressed about his chest size and weight. We began seeing an Endocrinologist to try and get some help with loosing weight. He hasn’t quite put his finger on a cure for him but, has determined he is insulin resistant as well as low testosterone. Both of these conditions make if hard for him to loose weight and build the muscle tone that most boys his age can do very easily. I wonder if this could also be related to the bad meds. He now has to take metformin and testosterone supplements. I feel the whole thing is related to taking the ADD and ADHD meds. We exercise everyday and eat well and the weight and man boobs are not getting any better. This is going to be a life long struggle. As a parent I feel I fail him and was ill advised to medicate him for high strung behavior. I would have rather the school and teachers deal with extra energy and lack of attention that young boys struggling with weight gain and depression the REST of their lives…..I will be happy to join a group in a law suit against whom ever is responsible for this.

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I have had this issue since I was little, it harms your self esteam greatly

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