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As Risperdal Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on New Report Detailing High Rate of Psychotropic Drug Use among California Foster Kids
Date:8/26/2014

New York, New York (PRWEB) August 26, 2014

As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/) mount in courts throughout the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication a new report that raises troubling questions about the use of psychotropic drugs among children in California’s foster care system. According to The Los Angeles Daily News, 1 in 4 adolescent foster children in the state are currently being treated with power psychiatric drugs like Risperdal. That’s three times the nationwide rate. Among other things, the newspaper’s investigation suggested that these medications are not always prescribed for mental illnesses, but instead are used as a “quick fix” to control children with behavioral issues.*

“This report is worrisome, as it notes that medications like Risperdal can be associated with some serious side effects. In fact, hundreds of Risperdal lawsuits are currently pending in courts throughout the country that allege the drug caused patients – many of them children – to suffer serious complications, including excessive growth of male breast tissue,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free legal consultations to men and boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) due to their use of Risperdal.

Risperdal Gynecomastia Allegations
Risperdal is currently approved for the treatment of adult and adolescent schizophrenia, as well as bipolar disorder in adults and children ages 10-to-17. The drug’s approved uses also include irritability in children (5-to-16 years of age) with autistic disorder. However, recent research also suggests that off- label use of Risperdal to treat ADHD is also on the rise.**


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