According to the findings of a new study, a child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a pharmaceutical drug every eight minutes in the United States, a statistic that has raised serious concerns among consumers nationwide. From 2002 to 2012, the researchers involved in the study found that nearly 700,000 children under the age of six experienced an out-of-hospital medication error, and out of these incidents, one out of four children was under one year old. In fact, the researchers concluded that, the younger the child, the higher the chances of a medication error. If you or your child has suffered a serious side effect of Risperdal, either as a result of a prescribing error or because of a drug defect, contact a knowledgeable Risperdal lawyer today for legal help. With a qualified attorney on your side, you can protect your legal rights and pursue financial compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.
A few of the first Risperdal lawsuits filed over breast growth side effects in males are set to go to trial soon in Pennsylvania state court. The start date of the first Risperdal bellwether trial was recently delayed until November 3, 2014, and the second trial is expected to begin in February 2015. This small group of Risperdal complaints will be heard before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and represents allegations raised in hundreds of other lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson over Risperdal breast growth side effects. If you believe you have been adversely affected by side effects of Risperdal, contact a knowledgeable Risperdal attorney today to explore your possible compensation options.
09 Oct 2014
According to the findings of an important new report, doctors may only follow recommended guidelines for prescribing controversial antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal to children about half of the time. Late last month, the Vermont State Legislature’s Mental Health Oversight Committee held a hearing on physician practices in Vermont, focusing on the prescription of powerful antipsychotic medications among children. During the hearing, the Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, Dr. David C. Rettew, noted that, while rates of antipsychotic prescriptions among children were dropping in Vermont, doctors were found to follow prescribing guidelines established by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) only about 51% of the time.