THE RISPERDAL DEBACLE
Special Report for Risperdal Patients and their Families
If you are an adolescent male who suffers from a condition known as gynecomastia (abnormal breast growth) that developed while you took the drug Risperdal, you may be confused about what has happened to your body.
You may also be deeply frustrated by the confusing, disjointed information you have discovered on the web and elsewhere about the relationship between this drug and the unsettling side effects.
This eBook is designed to:
- Explain the legal battle over Risperdal – including lawsuits against companies like Johnson & Johnson and Janssen;
- Demystify the complex topic of gynecomastia and help you understand why this side effect occurs;
- Explain what injured men and boys can do to obtain damages and regain peace of mind.
This book is aimed to help victims and their families protect their rights and start the process to obtaining compensation and coming to closure regarding the harm done by gynecomastia side effects.
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by the Court to pay a $2.2 billion fine (in both civil and criminal penalties) to the federal government for marketing Risperdal for off label uses.
The company sold the product to elderly patients afflicted with dementia as well as to children. The suit also found that J&J suppressed information regarding Risperdal’s potential to cause gynecomastia. If you have been a victim – or if you know or love someone who has been afflicted – you know how deeply psychologically debilitating this side effect can be.
Children and adolescent males perhaps suffer the worst ravages, especially socially. It is hard enough to survive as a 13-year-old boy, even when metabolically healthy. It is much harder to live a normal social life and maintain a positive psyche and confidence with swollen, drug-enlarged breasts.
This book will provide facts critical to understanding the Risperdal situation on a deep level. It also aims to answer many frequently asked questions about coping with gynecomastia, including:
- What treatment options are available for gynecomastia?
- How many men undergo breast reduction surgery every year in the United States?
- How much does breast reduction surgery cost?
- Do insurance companies handle gynecomastia surgery cases?
- Will you need to wear a compression vest after surgery?
- What complications are typical after gynecomastia surgery?
- How much does liposuction cost, and how successful is it?
25% of Cases of Gynecomastia May Be Caused by Drug Side Effects
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen, are not evil companies. And Risperdal is not an “evil” drug. Still, grievous harm has been done to many men. Through a campaign of aggressive, inappropriate marketing – fostered by slack regulation and bad science (and bad science journalism) – many adolescent and adult men developed gynecomastia after taking Risperdal.
In addition to swelling breast tissue, adolescent males and men may experience pain in their breasts, discharge from their nipples, and tenderness. The true costs of these side effects cannot be measured simply in terms of medical discomfort.
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