Risperdal Lawsuit Information
In the recent past, many drug manufacturing companies have come up. These companies are however required by law to get the necessary certifications and licensing from the relevant authorities before they can start manufacturing and marketing their drugs for use. These bodies are charged with the responsibility of making sure that this sector is well controlled and regulated. Due to the sensitivity of this sector, the quality and standards cannot be compromised.
However, these licensing and quality control bodies cannot test each and every drug that is produced; and therefore, they have to do some random sampling. This means that some substandard drugs can find their way to the market even with all the precautions administered. Once these drugs get in the market, they could result to very serious effects to the consumers. Sometimes even very good quality medications prescribed for the wrong diagnosis could have negative effects to consumers. That is the situation that Johnson & Johnson company found themselves in and this has resulted to numerous Risperdal Lawsuit.
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What is Risperdal?
Risperdal is a drug that is manufactured and marketed by Johnson & Johnson company, and approved for treatment of bipolar disorder, autism and schizophrenia. This means that this is a drug that has met the minimum quality requirements, and it’s not harmful. However, all the companies that manufacture drugs are required to disclose all the relevant information during marketing and also in the packaging. This includes the possible side effects to human beings, dosage and components of the medication.
This would enable the consumers to make the right decisions and incase of any negative effect they would have no case against the manufacture of the drug. It has been argued that Johnson’s & Johnson’s failed to disclose all the relevant information while marketing this drug and this is what has given rise to the Risperdal lawsuit.
Reported negative effects of Risperdal
It is important to note that negative effects of drugs can result from many factors. In some, medical practitioners’ can prescribe a drug for unapproved uses to unsuspecting client thereby leading to serious side effects even where all the information has been disclosed. Some of the reported negative effects of risperdal include Risperdal tardive dyskinesia; repetive involuntary body movements due to brain damage, gynecomastia, a condition of enlargement of the male breast and even production of milk, a condition referred to as galactorrhea. Diabetes and high blood pressure, sexual dysfunction and increased weight gain have also been reported after the use of risperdal.
Other negative effects reported include heart problems, bone loss and pancreatitis among others. Drugs can have different side effects to different individuals depending on many factors. Manifestation of these serious side effects have led to the Risperdal lawsuits with over 420 cases filed against Johnson & Johnson company. Due to this, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been forced to issue several warnings regarding the use of the drug. The manufacturing company is no doubt incurring a lot of costs in defense and claims settlement. Information disclosure is very important in this industry to avoid unnecessary Risperdal litigation.
Filing Risperdal Lawsuit
If you or your loved one took Risperdal and developed side effects from it, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To know if you qualify, or how worth is your case in terms of financial compensation, contact us today for a free case evaluation by filing the form on the sidebar or give us a call today. One of our top Risperdal lawyers will review your case.