Harmful Drugs: Risperdal

Protecting Victims Of Risperdal Injuries

At Leigh Law Firm in The Woodlands, Texas, we are investigating cases involving the pharmaceutical drug Risperdal. If you or your child or another loved one suffered serious side effects from this drug, we can help.

Risperdal is the brand name of the drug risperidone, which is used to treat schizophrenia in teenagers and adults. It is also prescribed to those over 10 to treat bipolar 1 disorder and to children for irritability associated with autism.

The Food and Drug Administration approved Risperdal in 1993, but the drug became very controversial when medical research and complaints linked it to severe complications, including:

  • Adolescent male breast enlargement, gynecomastia
  • Diabetes in elderly patients
  • Increased risk of death in elderly patients

In 2013, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $2.2 billion in civil and criminal fines for improperly marketing Risperdal to children, people with disabilities and the elderly. This is the third largest pharmaceutical settlement in U.S. history — and just one of many lawsuits against the company involving the controversial drug.

Should You File A Risperdal Injury Lawsuit?

Demanding compensation for the harm you've suffered because of a defective or poorly marketed drug is not easy. However, drug companies can and should be held accountable when they deceive the public, put profits over safety, and cause harm to individuals and families.

If you or someone you love has taken Risperdal and developed gynecomastia or suffered other complications, you need an experienced attorney by your side to protect your rights.

We are experienced and accomplished lawyers who know how to face large companies and win. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages — and we will do everything we can to deliver this as well as accountability, peace of mind and closure.

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Contact us today to discuss your concerns with an experienced lawyer. If you are unsure whether you have a legal case on your hands, it is OK. We don't charge anything for initial consultations, and we are happy to review your case and inform you of your options. Call 281-816-5906 or 866-688-9219 toll free or fill out this form to schedule a consultation at our law office or a place convenient for you.