Risperdal Consta (Risperidone) is a drug prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia and to treat bipolar disorder.  Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals are the drug manufacturers and distributors.  The antipsychotic drug is now believed to cause gynecomastia or the development of female breasts in young men and boys.  The drug companies failed to warn consumers about the risks associated with taking the drug.  They have now paid millions with pending lawsuits across the country. 


Risperdal hit the market as early as 1993 and was approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.  In 2006, the drug was approved for pediatric use by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat symptoms related to autism.  Prior to FDA approval many youth were prescribed Risperdal to combat ADHD.  The US Department of Justice came down hard on Johnson & Johnson resulting in a $2.2 billion fine for the illegal marketing of the drug to treat hostility in elderly patients and those suffering from dementia despite increased risks of death.


The company has paid billions in fines and jury awards for improper marketing, defrauding Medicaid and misleading regulators.  The fight is not over.  There are a large number of people that may have been affected by Risperdal.  You do not have to settle.  You may be entitled to compensation if you took Risperdal or Invega and suffered an adverse side effect. 


The Law Offices of Thomas Wallin is here to help.  Our attorneys will fight to get you the damages you deserve.  We take all cases on a contingency fee basis meaning you do not have to have any money upfront.  Our office does not get paid unless you win as a part of a settlement or jury award. 


The truth is that drug companies like Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals must be held accountable for their wrongdoing.  It is believed that the company knew of the increased risks for gynecomastia and hid the information from the public.  Many of the lawsuits also concern the use of illegal marketing tactics employed by these big drug companies.  You have the right to be made whole again and to hold companies accountable.  Do not let these drug and pharmaceutical companies continue to make millions, even billions, off of concealing serious health risks to the public.  If you have been harmed as a result of this or any other drug call our offices today for a free consultation. 



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