In 2013 Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $2.2 Billion dollars civil fines and criminal penalties for the false marketing and distribution of the ant-psychotic medication Risperdal. Risperdal was originally designed to treat symptoms of schizophrenia. However in order to increase sales J&J marketed the drug as a treatment for a host of other behavioral and psychological conditions including
• ADD – Attention Deific Disorder
• ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
• Bipolar Disorder
• Autism Spectrum
Individuals who were prescribes risperdal and have suffered serious health effects have the right seek financial compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered from serious side effects including breast growth (gynecomastia) due to the taking of risperdal contact our law offices toll free (800)790-5422.
Risperdal Side Effects – Breast Enlargement:
Brest growth, known in the medical community as gynecomastia, can present itself in one breast of both breast of young males. Some of the side effects of gynecomastia include, general pain and swelling in and around the region, lactation and general discharge from the nipples, tenderness, puffiness and sensitivity of the nipples.
About Our Law Firm: The Normandie Law Firm is dedicated to pursuing justice for individuals who have suffered serious side effects due to the taking of the anti-psychotic medication Risperdal including the development of female like breasts in males. Our goal is to see to it that our clients receive full and just compensation under the law.
Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit – Defective Drug Litigation:
Drug side effect claims are predicated on a product liability cause of action. There are three main ways to prove the existence of a defect in an unsafe drug. (1) Defect due to faulty design of the drug. This can be proven by showing the existence of a differing design at the time of production that provided the same level of efficacy and a substantially lower level hamr
Other Potential Causes of Action that Can be Pursued Include:
• General and specific breach of warranty – all products including pharmaceuticals carry warranty of merchantability.
• Pure negligence theory – breach of general duty resulted in harm to the victim
• NIED – Negligence Infliction of Emotional Distress
Time Limit to Filing a Claim Against J&J for the Manufacturing and Sale of Dangerous Drugs: In the state of California personal injury claims including drug side effect lawsuits must be filed within a specific time period. Failure to file a claim can result in the elimination of your right to recovery. In the state of California civil injury lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of the injury. In some instances courts will however allows for a tolling of the statute thus allowing for victims to file claims
What is the Value of My Case – Risperdal Lawsuit Settlement Amounts:
The value of a risperdal gynecomastia claim is based on several significant factors. Some of the most important factors in determining the value of your case include, the level of harm suffered, requirement for cosmetic surgery (ie removal of breast tissue), emotional harm including pain and suffering, loss of income due to inability to work, loss of future income, rehabilitation expenses, and availability of punitive damages.
Cost of Hiring an Attorney to Represent You: Our law firm will represent your case strictly on a contingency fee basis. This means that any of our legal fees will be contingent on a successful resolution of your case. So, if we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve we will not get paid a dime. Our clients do not have to pay for any of their legal expenses out of pocket.
Contacting an Attorney: Here at the The Mormandie Law Firm we understand how difficult and stressful speaking to an attorney regarding your case is. That is why we offer all our clients with confidential and free case reviews 24 hours per day 7 days out of the week 52 weeks out of the day. WE NEVER CLOSE OUR DOORS TO VICTIMS OF HARM. To reach out to us call (800)790-5422.