The trials of men who have taken the drug risperdal, which can cause them to grow breasts, is finally getting national attention. CNN has made a report on what’s been happening with risperdal lawsuits.
Risperdal is meant to treat mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, but for teens and men, it has another side effect, gynecomastia. This makes their breasts grow like a woman’s and is irreversible without surgery. Many males miss this symptom at first because it can look similar to weight gain, a common side effect with certain psychiatric medications.
Thousands of men wish to sue Johnson & Johnson for not disclosing this side effect sooner. They believe that the company hid the side effect so they could increase sales. The shame and ridicule these men experienced have pushed some of them to leave school and believe they will never live a normal life, especially if they can’t afford expensive breast reduction surgery.
Johnson & Johnson has already had to settle billions of dollars of lawsuits related to the use of risperdal. Notably, it was being prescribed to people with dementia when it was only approved for schizophrenia. In 2013, they had to pay out a huge health care fraud penalty because of this. It’s proof that the company is more after profits than protecting the health of users.
At least 13,000 men have joined the latest class-action lawsuit against the company for not revealing gynecomastia as a side effect of risperdal. If you believe taking this drug has enlarged your breasts, you deserve to be a part of this legal action. Call John Foy & Associates for more information.