Anti-psychotic Medication Can Have Serious Side Effects
Risperdal (risperidone) is an anti-psychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia and other mental conditions. While it has helped many individuals, it has also been known to have serious side effects in boys and young men. Specifically, it has led to breast development in young males, which is known as gynecomastia.
This type of side effect can have a lasting effect on a child’s mental and physical development. At Greene Ketchum, we hold manufacturers of defective and dangerous drugs accountable for the injuries they cause individuals in West Virginia. Our attorneys can help you through the process of bringing a claim and work to secure compensation for you or your child’s injuries.
Side Effects From Risperdal
Taking Risperdal can result in an increase in prolactin in the body. This increase can lead to missed periods, unwanted breast milk and difficulty getting pregnant if you are a woman. For men, increased prolactin can cause a decrease in sperm count as well as the development of breasts. If you or your child experiences serious side effects after taking Risperdal, you should seek medical attention and treatment.
Do You Need A Lawyer?
Serious side effects and injuries can take their toll, not only physically but also financially. If you or your child has suffered a serious injury as a result of taking Risperdal, an attorney can help you secure compensation to help cover medical costs as well as damages for pain and suffering.
At Greene Ketchum, we can explain your legal rights and options. We will evaluate your case and help you understand what you can expect. Our lawyers will act as your advocate and help you hold the drug manufacturer accountable for the side effects caused by Risperdal.
For a free consultation about your case, contact our firm online or call us at 304-521-4778. Our lawyers take all defective and dangerous drug cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe attorneys’ fee unless we are successful in your case.