According to the findings of a new study, more than half of all dementia patients in U.S. nursing homes appear to be given unnecessary drugs that may expose them to serious health risks. In the study, published last week in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine identified a number of medications that are commonly prescribed to dementia patients, even though they may put them at risk for serious side effects, with little chance of benefits. If you believe you have been adversely affected by side effects of Risperdal, contact an experienced Risperdal attorney today to explore your possible compensation options.
New research contributes to a growing body of evidence linking Risperdal and other antipsychotic medications to an increased risk of diabetes in children. According to the findings of the study, published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, children administered certain antipsychotic drugs may have triple the risk of developing diabetes, compared to children who don’t take antipsychotics. If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by side effects of Risperdal or another antipsychotic drug, contact a knowledgeable Risperdal lawyer today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a Risperdal lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, in order to pursue financial compensastion for your injuries.
The atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal has been shown to cause males to suffer gynecomastia, a rare condition characterized by abnormal breast growth in boys, and recent research has found a link between gynecomastia and psychological trauma in young men taking Risperdal. If you took Risperdal, and you have since experienced abnormal breast growth (gynecomastia) or another life-altering side effect possibly linked to the antipsychotic drug, consult a knowledgeable Risperdal attorney to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a Risperdal lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.