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Risperdal Questions and Answers

 

What is Risperdal?

Risperdal® is a drug.  It’s the brand name of the drug risperidone.

 

What kind of drug is Risperdal?

Risperdal is an antipsychotic medicine.

 

What does that mean?

In general, that means that Risperdal is supposed to treat bipolar disorder, manic depression, schizophrenia, and/or some irritability caused by autism.

 

Must Risperdal be prescribed?

Yes.  In other words, Risperdal is not “over-the-counter.”

 

Doesn’t that mean that a doctor has to prescribe Risperdal?

Yes.  And occasionally, doctors would prescribe Risperdal for “off-label” concerns.

 

What “off-label” medical concerns did patients take Risperdal for?

Occasionally, minors would be prescribed Risperdal for ADHD, sleep disorders, depression, and other concerns.

 

What happened then?

In some instances, Risperdal caused gynecomastia.

 

What is gynecomastia?

The growth of breast tissue.

 

Did Risperdal cause anything else?

Yes.  It caused some males to lactate.

 

Is that why there are lawsuits against Risperdal?

Exactly.

 

So if I bring a suit, do I have to sue my doctor?

Absolutely not.

 

Why not?

Because the vast majority of doctors did NOT know about these horrible potential side-effects until much later.

 

Why didn’t the doctors know until much later?

Because the makers of Risperdal didn’t put warning labels on until about 2007.  The doctors only had the information available to them from the manufacturer.

 

So who should come in to talk about their Risperdal problem?

Any males (boys/men) who (a) took Risperdal as a minor (when they were under 18 years old) and (b) developed breast tissue as a result and/or were diagnosed with gynecomastia.

 

What if I took the generic drug instead of Risperdal?

We are not able to take on cases for people who only took the generic risperidone.

 

Anything else that disqualifies me from moving forward with your firm?

Yes.  The person should NOT have had any prior use of Zyprexa, Geodon, Seroquel, or Depakote.

 

What else will I need to pursue my claim?

Eventually, diagnosis records and/or photographic proof (with time-stamped dates).

 

How long will my case take?

These are highly complex cases that can easily take months to work through, or years to get to trial.

 

Where do I begin?

Call our offices: 713.352.8888 for a free, no-obligation consultation.  Or after hours, please fill out our contact page here, and we’ll promptly make an appointment with you, at your convenience.

 

Do I have to bring anything with me to the appointment?

No.  If you have something, great.  If not, no worries.  We’re here to help you through it.

 

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