In the midst of concerns about side effects linked to the antipsychotic Risperdal, two recent efforts on the part of medical researchers are urging doctors to better protect patient safety by identifying misleading drug advertisements and reporting medical mistakes. Late last year, a set of guidelines was published in the New England Journal of Medicine that addressed the need for more transparency when it comes to doctors reporting their own errors, as well as those of their colleagues. The FDA has also recently made a push to introduce a new program called “Bad Ad,” with the intention of training doctors to be aware of misleading pharmaceutical advertisements and false claims that provide consumers and the medical community with inaccurate and potentially harmful drug information.
Over the past several years, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, over side effects linked to various products manufactured by the company, including surgical mesh, defective hip implants and even the drug firm’s trusted Tylenol brand. Although there are different facts and considerations applied to each lawsuit, it has become clear that Johnson & Johnson has a number of potentially dangerous products on the market that may put consumers at risk for serious side effects. In 2010, J&J added to this list when it introduced its atypical antipsychotic Risperdal, which has been tied to life-altering health risks like heart attack, stroke, diabetes and gynecomastia (breast growth in males). If you took Risperdal in the past, and you have suffered gynecomastia or another serious side effect, contact a qualified Risperdal attorney for legal help.
A 22-year-old California man has filed a Risperdal lawsuit against drug maker Johnson & Johnson, alleging that side effects of the popular atypical antipsychotic caused him to develop gynecomastia – a medical condition characterized by abnormal breast growth in boys. The complaint is one of hundreds brought against Johnson & Johnson over complications linked to its widely-used antipsychotic, including male breast growth, heart attack, stroke and diabetes. If you believe you have been adversely affected by side effects of Risperdal, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical expenses. Fill out the lawsuit review form today to discuss your claim with an experienced Risperdal attorney for free.