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Bernstein Liebhard LLP Investigating Risperdal Lawsuits on Behalf of Victims of Male Breast Growth Allegedly Caused by Risperdal
Date:10/21/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) October 21, 2013

The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com) is investigating Risperdal lawsuits on behalf of young men and boys who developed a condition called gynecomastia, or male breast growth, allegedly due to their use of Risperdal. According to court documents, hundreds of product liability lawsuits are now moving forward in a consolidated proceeding underway in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court in Pennsylvania, all of which allege an association between Risperdal and male breast growth. (In Re: Risperdal Litigation, No. 00296)

“Risperdal lawsuits pending in the Pennsylvania proceeding accuse Johnson & Johnson of concealing the alleged link between Risperdal and male breast growth. We are interested in hearing from anyone who developed this condition while using Risperdal,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Risperdal lawsuit consultations to any individual who may have developed gynecomastia due to Risperdal.

Risperdal and Male Breast Growth
According to its prescribing information, Risperdal is an atypical antipsychotic drug used to treat adult and adolescent schizophrenia, as well as bipolar disorder in adults and children ages 10-to-17. Risperdal is also approved to treat irritability in children (5-to-16 years of age) with autistic disorder.* Research also indicates that off- label use of Risperdal to treat ADHD is also on the rise.**

According to research published in 2006 in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Risperdal may cause the body to produce excessive amounts of a hormone called prolactin, which is known to stimulate breast growth and milk production in women. Excessive levels of prolacti
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