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Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on Settlement in Risperdal Marketing Investigation
Date:11/4/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.therisperdallawsuit.com) involving allegations that use of the antipsychotic drug caused gynecomastia, or male breast growth, continue to mount in courts throughout the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $2.2 billion to settle a government probe into the marketing of some of its drugs, including Risperdal. According to a press release issued today by the U.S. Department of Justice, the settlement includes $4.85 million in criminal fines, and $1.72 billion in civil penalties. Among other things, the agreement resolves charges that Johnson & Johnson misbranded Risperdal and promoted off-label use of the drug for children, elderly nursing home patients, and those with mental disabilities.*

“This news is of great interest to our firm. Like the government, plaintiffs in lawsuits involving Risperdal and gynecomastia have alleged that the drug was improperly marketed to children,” 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.

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Risperdal is approved to treat schizophrenia in adults and adolescents, bipolar disorder in adults and children ages 10-to-17, and to reduce 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.****

Risperdal may cause the body to produce excessive amounts of a hormone called prolactin, according to a 2006 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Excessive levels of prolactin were associated with gynecomastia in b
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