If you are a man who has developed a condition called gynecomastia, and you have been prescribed Risperdal in the past, then you may have a dangerous drug injury case against the drug manufacturer. In recent years, men have come forward, alleging that they were prescribed Risperdal as adolescents and developed enlarged male breast tissue as a result.
For a free case review from a Greenville Risperdal lawyer, please call Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers at (252) 777-2222.
Risperdal & the Development of Gynecomastia
Risperdal is an antipsychotic prescription medication. It may be prescribed for a number of conditions, including bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. Some doctors prescribe the medication for off-label uses, such as depression, anxiety and ADHD.
Research has indicated that Risperdal may lead to higher levels of prolactin inside the body. Prolactin is a hormone. When produced at high levels in a pregnant woman’s body, it typically leads to the production of milk. When prolactin is increased within a male, it may enlarge the man’s breast tissue.
Your Risperdal Claim
Gynecomastia is a devastating thing for a man to experience. In your Risperdal case, our experienced product liability lawyers will fight aggressively to recover compensation for the ways gynecomastia has impacted your life, such as in the following ways:
- Development of male breasts
- Psychological anguish and trauma
- Surgery to reduce male breasts
Surgery to reduce or remove male breasts can be expensive and invasive. If there is only moderate swelling of the tissue, then you may be able to restore a masculine chest with liposuction alone. Larger and more pronounced cases of gynecomastia may require surgical removal of the male breasts and the excess skin.
Not only do you deserve compensation to help you pay for the surgery and medical care that went into treating gynecomastia, you also deserve compensation for the pain and anguish this serious drug side effect has put you through. Gynecomastia can be very damaging to a young boy’s or man’s self-esteem and confidence. Social bullying can be unbearable, and embarrassment can affect every aspect of your daily life.