Our law firm is currently reviewing claims involving individuals who have developed man-boobs, medically referred to a gynecomastia due to the intake of the anti-psychotic and bipolar medication Riperdal. According to recently released information the manufacturers Risprdal failed to properly warn medical practitioners, distributors and consumers of the drug of the high risk of men developing female like breasts.
Our Law Firm
: Our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing financial compensation for victims of defective drug side effects including Risperdal from Johnson and Johnson and other pharmaceutical manufacturing companies.
Claims Against Johnson & Johnson
: In November of 2013 Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay over $2.2 billion dollars
in a settlement with the federal government. According to federal prosecutors the pharmaceutical giant had originally developed the antipsychotic drug for the purposes of treating schizophrenia but began to aggressively promote the use of the drug for a multitude of other physiological and behavioral diagnosis including bipolar disorder, ADD, ADHD and typed of Autism. The use of Risperdal has resulted in thousands of males suffering from the development of man boobs otherwise known in the medical community as gynecomastia. Teenagers and adolescents with gynecomastia are forced to deal with constant taunting and bullying from school mates often exulting in an intensification of their preexisting psychological issues.
What Can You Do to Get Compensation
: Victims of defective drugs resulting in adverse side effects are entitled to compensation. Defective product claims can be proven in one of three ways.
- False Advertising – Labeling Defect: Failure to properly warn consumers of dangerous side effects resulting from the use of the product.
- Defect in the drugs original design of the drug.
- Defect in the manufacturing process.
The amount recoverable in a defective drug side effect claim is base on several factors. With respect to Risperdal a major part of the compensation will be based on whether the victim will require breast augmentation surgery for the removal of any breast tissue that has developed. Another major factor in determining the value of your case will the amount of pain and suffering you have had to face. Gynecomastia can be a debilitating medal conditions resulting in teasing and taunting in school, depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress.
Availability of Punitive Damage:
Apart from non-economic damages another potential avenue of recovery in defective drug litigation cases is the availability for punitive damages. Punitive damages can be awarded where the defendant acted with intent to cause harm or with reckless indifference to the life and health of others.
Seeking Legal Assistance
: Our law firm is able to assist individuals who have been harmed to the use of the anti-psychotic medication Risperdal including the development of female like breast in young and adolescent males. All consultations regarding your claim are confidential and free of charge. If you have any further questions feel free to contact our law firm toll free (855)385-2529.
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