Risperdal Lawyers in New Jersey
Risperdal is a medication used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and autism in adults, young adults and children. The drug is manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary: Janssen Pharmaceuticals and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007 as the only pharmaceutical product available to treat schizophrenia in teenagers ages 13-17, and bipolar disorder in children and young adults, ages 10-17.
Recently, studies have allegedly linked Risperdal to an increased level of Prolactin in young men and boys. Prolactin is the hormone that stimulates breast growth and triggers milk production in mammals – increased levels of Prolactin can lead to gynecomastia (breast development) in male adolescents. Gynecomastia has far reaching physical and psychological consequences. These consequences are often potentially irreversible and can lead to compounded psychological issues for those already suffering from schizophrenia, autism, or bipolar disorders.
If you or a loved one has been affected by this condition and use or have used the drug Risperdal, contact the risperdal lawyers in New Jersey at the Clark Law Firm, PC today. Our experienced accident attorneys sympathize with those who have been harmed by potentially dangerous pharmaceutical products. While this may be a difficult time emotionally, it is important that you do not stand by and let your suffering go uncompensated. If you believe that you have been harmed through the use of Risperdal, speak with a personal injury attorney at the Clark Law Firm, PC today and fight back against those who introduce potentially dangerous drugs into the marketplace.