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.