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More than 600 Risperdal Lawsuit Claims Have Been Filed Alleging Male Breast Growth after Using Antipsychotic Drug
Date:8/9/2014

s used to treat children and adolescents with behavioral disorders associated with autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. A study published in the April 2014 issue of Health Day News reviewed data from more than 260,000 children enrolled in one state’s Medicaid program in 2006. According to the report, nearly one-third of children in foster care who had been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) were prescribed antipsychotic drugs, including Abilify, Risperdal and Seroquel, even though the drugs have not been approved by the FDA to treat children with ADHD.
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Court records indicated that a Risperdal lawsuit was filed June 12 on behalf of a San Francisco, California man who began taking Risperdal in 2008 when he was 20 years old and continued until 2013. Wright & Schulte learned through court records that the gynecomastia lawsuit purports the San Francisco man developed enlarged breasts, which caused him severe psychological trauma and led him to undergo a double mastectomy in 2011, when he was 24. The lawsuit further purports that the man continued taking Risperdal after the surgery because he did not know that Risperdal allegedly caused the gynecomastia and other side-effects including pain and swelling in his chest, pain in his testicles, testicular shrinkage, loss of sex drive, gastrointestinal problems, anxiety and impaired motor skills. The Risperdal lawsuit accused Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. of misrepresenting the drug as a safe and effective treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar mania even though they knew the drug caused serious side-effects including gynecomastia. The Risperal lawsu
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