What is Risperdal and how is it used?
Risperdal is an antipsychotic prescription drug used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and conditions that cause mania, such as bipolar disorder.
What types of injuries and side-effects have occurred with Risperdal?
The elderly who took Risperdal were shown to be more likely to die of a stroke or other heart-related disease, while male children who took the drug long-term (more than 8-12 weeks) were at an increased risk of a rise in the hormone prolactin, which can stimulate breast development in young boys. This breast development is known as gynecomastia.
Why are lawsuits being filed against Johnson & Johnson & Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.?
Tens of thousands of Risperdal cases have been filed across the U.S as a result of the increased risk of gynecomastia. Verdicts in favor of plaintiffs in bellwether trials have awarded $2.5 million (click here to read more about this award to Austin Pledger), $1.75 million, and most recently $75 million.
Juries have found Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn of the risks of gynecomastia. The jury rendering the $75 million verdict found Johnson & Johnson failed to warn by lying and intentionally falsifying, concealing, or destroying material evidence. Nearly all outcomes as of May 2018, whether by verdict or settlement, have been in favor of plaintiffs.
How is The Crouch Firm, PLLC involved in the litigation against Johnson & Johnson & Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.?
Paul Crouch and The Crouch Firm, PLLC are currently involved in representing clients who developed gynecomastia after taking Risperdal.