According to the findings of a new study, antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal are becoming a more popular course of treatment for foster children and teens struggling with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Researchers involved in the study found that antipsychotics were used to treat close to one-third of foster care youths between the ages of two and 17 who had been diagnosed with ADHD, even though the use of these powerful medications for ADHD treatment has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you believe you have been adversely affected by side effects of Risperdal, consult a reputable drug injury attorney to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to reimbursement for your injuries and medical bills, which a Risperdal lawyer can help you pursue.
New research published online by the American Academy of Pediatrics this month provides further evidence that youths who take antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal may have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. According to the study authors, teenagers and young children being treated with antipsychotic medications like Risperdal have a three-times increased risk of suffering diabetes complications during or after treatment. If you took Risperdal in the past, and you have since suffered from diabetes or another serious side effect like gynecomastia (male breast growth) or heart attack, consult a knowledgeable Risperdal lawyer to discuss your options for legal recourse. With a knowledgeable Risperdal attorney on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve.
The Arkansas Supreme Court last week reversed a roughly $1.2 billion jury verdict in a lawsuit accusing Johnson & Johnson of improperly marketing its controversial antipsychotic drug, Risperdal. According to the court, the previous ruling by a lower court could not be upheld because the state of Arkansas, which had brought the case against J&J, sued under the state’s Medicare fraud law, which covers healthcare facilities, not drug manufacturing companies like J&J and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals subsidiary. If you took Risperdal in the past and you have since suffered from complications like heart attack, stroke or male breast growth, contact a Risperdal attorney today who has experience handling product liability cases.