According to the findings of a new study, some of the most widely used psychotropic drugs, like antipsychotics and antidepressants, may increase the risk of birth complications when taken by pregnant women. In the study, published last month in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, researchers from France examined four major classes of psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and hypnotics, and found that some of the medications increased the risk of neonatal hospitalization, while others increased the risk of low birth weight. If you took the antipsychotic Risperdal while pregnant, and your child suffered a serious side effect or birth complication, contact a reputable Risperdal attorney today for legal help.
Even as antipsychotic drug use among children continues to soar across the United States, research shows that the rate of antipsychotic metabolic testing among children remains distressingly low. In fact, according to a new study, metabolic screening rates for children and adolescents beginning treatment with second-generation antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal are nearly as low today as they were before recommendations for such screening were first issued by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2004. If you believe you or your child has been adversely affected by side effects of Risperdal, consult a reputable Risperdal attorney to discuss your legal options.
A Philadelphia jury ruled on March 20 that Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit failed to provide adequate warnings about the alleged link between Risperdal and male breast growth (gynecomastia), but the jury awarded no damages to the plaintiff, after failing to find a direct connection between the man’s Risperdal use and his gynecomastia injuries. If you believe you have been harmed by gynecomastia side effects of Risperdal, contact an experienced Risperdal attorney today to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a Risperdal lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, in order to pursue financial compensation for your breast growth injuries.