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A Senate inquiry has called for dramatic changes in the treatment options for nursing home residents with dementia, and a crackdown on the use of antipsychotic drugs to restrain the elderly. The inquiry found that powerful antipsychotic medications are being prescribed by general practitioners as a form of chemical restraint to manage behavioral symptoms in nursing home residents diagnosed with dementia, which may put them at risk for serious side effects, including stroke and death. If you believe your loved one has been adversely affected by side effects of antipsychotic treatment, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the resulting injuries and medical bills. Contact an experienced drug injury lawyer today to discuss your legal options.


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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.


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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.


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