Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Oulu, Finland have found a strong connection between the use of antipsychotic drugs among patients with schizophrenia and a small but measurable decrease in brain volume. Loss of brain volume is a natural part of the aging process, but in normal cases, the atrophy begins when the individual is in his or her thirties and persists until old age. Schizophrenic patients taking antipsychotic drugs, however, were found to lose brain volume more quickly than expected through the aging process. If you have suffered side effects you believe to be related to an antipsychotic drug like Risperdal, consult a product liability lawyer today for legal help.
According to the findings of a new study, the use of potentially dangerous medications, such as antipsychotics, accounts for 20,000 to 30,000 emergency room visits each year. Furthermore, researchers found that antipsychotic drugs caused 3.3 times more emergency room visits for adverse drug events than sedatives, four times more than stimulants, and 4.9 times more than antidepressants. If you took Risperdal in the past, and you have since suffered from side effects like male breast growth (gynecomastia), consult a knowledgeable drug injury attorney to discuss your legal options. With a qualified Risperdal lawyer on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
As new information comes to light about the potential risk for gynecomastia and other serious side effects among Risperdal users, it’s important to know that men who took Risperdal during adolescence may still be eligible to file a Risperdal lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. If you believe you have been adversely affected by Risperdal side effects, such as gynecomastia, contact an experienced Risperdal lawyer today for legal help. With a qualified product liability attorney on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your alleged Risperdal-related injuries and medical expenses.