Victims May be Able to File a Lawsuit Based on Risperdal Injury
Risperdal is one of the most popularly prescribed antipsychotics across the United States. However, it has led to many lawsuits associated with Risperdal injury.
Victims who have suffered significant side effects about which they were never warned are coming forward to file a Risperdal injury lawsuit to hold the manufacturer accountable.
This potent prescription drug is approved to treat bipolar disorder, irritability associated with an autism diagnosis, and schizophrenia. Doctors use the drug for adolescents, children and adults for a variety of unapproved uses, which can always carry significant risks of Risperdal injury.
One of the most commonly reported forms of Risperdal injury is the development of gynecomastia for young men and males or enlargement of male breast tissue. A broad range of different side effects have been reported as a form of Risperdal injury.
Common Risperdal Side Effects
Although any drug carries a risk of potential side effects, when the manufacturer does not warn the medical community or the patient about the risks and the patient suffers an injury as a result, the manufacturer could be held accountable in a lawsuit.
Some of the most commonly reported side effects associated with Risperdal include anxiety, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, increased saliva, stomach pain, restlessness and problems with vision.
Some of the more serious side effects reported as a Risperdal injury include uncontrollable movements, confusion, stiff muscles, seizures, problems swallowing and breathing and a fast and irregular pulse. Other people who have filed a Risperdal injury lawsuit have come forward to allege that there may be a connection between using Risperdal and developing Parkinson’s disease, impotence or gynecomastia.
A recent study evaluated by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease says that there are also connections between the use of the medication and a Risperdal injury in the form of liver abnormalities.
Those patients who have reported a Risperdal injury in the form of development of male breasts or gynecomastia may face additional complications should they choose to move forward with removal.
In many of these cases, the only way to minimize or eliminate the impacts of gynecomastia is to undergo surgery.
Surgery presents its own unique risks and side effects including nerve damage, blood clots, infection, prominent scarring and anesthesia reactions.
The psychological and physical impacts of these injuries may follow the victim for many years to come. Many of these victims have come forward to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Risperdal alleging that the drug maker knew about the serious risks but failed to tell patients about them.
Allegedly, patients were not able to make an informed decision about the use of the medication until it was too late and after they had already developed a Risperdal injury.
If you find yourself in this situation, consult with the experienced lawyers at McDonald Worley to walk you through the aspects of your claim. Fill out the form located on this page to learn more.