Risperdal Lawsuit – Class Action Information 2014

Risperdal Lawsuit – Class Action Information 2014

Risperdal is a antipsychotic medication used for the treatment of psychological disorders including  schizophrenia manufactured and distributed by Ortho-McNeill-Janssen Pharmaceuticals  a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. Recent studies have presented a link between the use of Risperdal and the development of male breast tissue amongst young males. Below is important information regarding the filing of class action of single party product liability lawsuits against the manufacturers of Risperdal.

Legal Assistance: If you have any further legal questions feel free to contact our law offices toll free (855)385-2529. All consultations with a risperdal attorney from our law offices are free of charge and confidential.

Class Action Lawsuit for Risperdal

Class action lawsuits take place when there are a large number of victim plaintiffs with a near identical claim against an individual defendant. In the United States class action claims are based on Rule 23 and 28 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Most class action lawsuits which include multiple plaintiff across numerous states are consolidated via Multi District Litigation within one jurisdiction. Several elements need to be shown in order for a group of  plaintiffs to be indentified an consolidated under a class action lawsuit.

1. Commonality – common legal or factual claim amongst all party member.

2. Adequacy  – the individual who is the representative plaintiff of the class is bale to adequately represent the rest of the members.

3. Numerosity – There are a large number of plaintiffs so as to make individual lawsuit impracticable.

4. Typicality – the claims of the plaintiffs are identical of close to identical.

Should I Join A Class Action or File a Single Party Product Liability Claim: Class action lawsuits are usually beneficial for the judicial system because of the reduction in court costs and judicial efficiency. However in many instance victims of defective drugs would fare better if they file a single party lawsuit instead of joining a class. The main reason why a single party claim may be more beneficial than a class action is that in a class action all plaintiff receive an equal apportioned amount of the settlement amount despite an disparities in the severity of the injuries suffered. For example: one member of a class has $300,000 in current and future medical health needs while another member of the class has only $30,000. In a class action settlement both partied would receive the same amount.

Deadline to Filing a Lawsuit for Risperdal – Statute of Limitations: The statute of limitations for filing a product liability claim varies based on the jurisdiction where the injury to the individual took place. For example the statute of limitations for filing a civil injury lawsuit in the state of California is 2 years from the date of the accident; while the statute of limitations in the state of North Dakota is 4 years from the date of the injury. For more the statute of limitations for all jurisdiction in the United States see here

Compensation Available for Victims of Dangerous Drug Side Effects

Victims are entitled to compensation for all losses incurred due to severe adverse effects from the use of defective drugs. The value or monetary level of compensation is bases on sever factors including

  • Cost of medical and health care including revision and reconstructive surgery
  • Future medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish due to physiological trauma
  • Lost wages and loss of future income
  • Punitive damages – often awarded by court when defendants drug companies knew of the potential harm caused by the use of the medication but failed to warn the consumer.

Legal Options: To learn more about your legal options regarding medical complications caused by the use of Risperdal contact our law firm toll free (855)385-2529. All consultations are free of charge and completely confidential.

Further Infomration:

Deadline for Filing a Risperdal Lawsuit

Average Settlement – Case Value for Risperdal Claims

Risperdal Use Linked to Breast Lactation in Men

COMMENTS (6)
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Have a 14 yr old grnd’son who used resperdal for several yrs. body shape and tardive dyskenesis issues occurred. Interested in information about class action. Child is high functioning autistic.

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youth was in junville services when medications was given these facility’s should have a record are copies of his medical file.

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He is incarcerated now would he still be able to apply.

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i took the medication and even 10 years later it effects me. it had not only formed brests it also slowed my motabolizum. i use mucle milk to be able to lose wait and eat watermelon and reduse meals to be able to lose wait.

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JUNE 15, 2014

I HAVE BEEN TAKING RISPERDAL SINCE DEC, 2012. I HAVE DEVELOPED A HEART MURMUR AND JOINT PROBLEMS.

MY KIDNEY CLEARANCE TEST WAS HIGH.

ATTACHED IS MY LAB RESULTS.

THANKYOU

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I was wondering about a different drug that I was given back in 2012 it did the same thing to me. when It first started my breast on the right side was so sore that I went to the doctor and they checked me for breast cancer it grew and stayed very sore for around a year now the left on is doing the same thing, I am not young but this still is not right. I quit taking the drug after the doctor visit but as I said I am still dealing with it.

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