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Risperdal Lawyer Washington, DC

Risperdal Lawyer Washington, DCIf you have suffered from negative and damaging side effects of Risperdal or Risperidone, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a Risperdal lawyer Washington, DC is fortunate to have in its midst.

If you or someone you love has suffered because of the negative side effects of Risperdal, you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation. A Washington, DC Risperdal lawyer may be able to help you to get the full amount you are entitled to rather than what a large insurance company will most likely try to settle your claim with.


Risperdal is a medication that was approved by the Federal Drug Administration to help people with mental health issues. It is commonly used to treat irritability caused by autism, manic depression, and schizophrenia. It is an antipsychotic medication that was designed to balance a patient’s brain chemicals in order to stabilize moods and to increase their daily functionality. Many patients and their families have found relief from using Risperdal but unfortunately, many have suffered from negatively abnormal and life-changing side effects.

If someone has been injured and become unwell because of abnormal side-effects from Risperdal or Risperidone, a Washington, DC Risperdal lawyer may be able to help them to seek compensation for expenses and financial hardships that have come about because of taking this drug, as well as for their pain and suffering.

Side Effects

One of the more common and adverse side effects of Risperdal that has resulted in hundreds of personal injury lawsuits against its manufacturer, Johnston & Johnston, is gynecomastia in male patients. If this has affected you or someone you are close to, a Washington, DC Risperdal lawyer may be able to help the victim seek compensation through a personal injury claim.

Gynecomastia is the swelling of breast tissue in males. It can affect one or both breasts and often causes discomfort to those who suffer from this condition. Risperdal increases the body’s production of the hormone that is produced to initiate breastmilk in women after they have given birth, prolactin. Male bodies (of all ages) react differently to increasing prolactin levels than a woman who has just given birth.

Common problems and detrimental side effects that happen in male patients who have taken Risperdal include but are not limited to:

  • Uncomfortable and/or painful swelling of the breast tissue
  • A white liquid discharge from the nipples
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Emotional traumatization
  • Social stigmatization

In the majority of cases where males have developed an enlarged breast or breasts, the new breast tissue needs to be removed via surgery. Any surgery carries risks and in male Risperdal patients, the only reason they typically need to undergo this kind of surgery is to remove the tissue caused by taking this drug. Unfortunately, removing the unwanted breast tissue via surgery does not prevent new growth and additional surgeries may be necessary.

For people suffering from negative side effects of Risperdal, it is not fair that this has happened because of a drug manufacturers negligence.

For a highly rated Risperdal lawyer Washington, DC Risperdal victims can rely on, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation with no obligations.

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