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Risperdal Lawsuit News: Johnson & Johnson To Pay Over $2.2 Billion In Risperdal and Invega Settlement Draws Comment From Wright & Schulte LLC
Date:11/5/2013

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 05, 2013

Risperdal lawsuits may take a new turn with news coming out of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), according to the experienced personal injury law firm of Wright & Schulte LLC. The DOJ is reporting that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries will pay over $2.2 Billion to resolve a criminal and civil liability involving allegations pertiaining to the prescription drugs Risperdal, Invega and Natrecor. Current Risperdal lawsuit filed contend that Risperdal can increase hormone levels in boys and young men, leading to breast development.
[justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/November/13-ag-1170.html, November 2013]

According to Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury law firm, on behalf of young men and boys who developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) allegedly due to Risperdal, court documents state there are more than 230 Risperdal lawsuits pending in a Mass Tort proceeding currently underway in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. All Risperdal lawsuits filed in the proceeding allege Risperdal can increase hormone levels in boys and young men, leading to breast development. The complaints also accuse Johnson & Johnson of concealing the risk of male breast growth from patients and the medical community. (In Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case ID. 100300296)

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) indicated Risperdal was introduced in 1993 and is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It wasn’t until 2006 that Risperdal was approved for pediatric use.
[fda.gov/safety/medwatch/safetyinformation/ucm262813.htm, FDA, September 2011]

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