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Essential Information Regarding Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits That You Need To Know About

Nowadays, there is a certain case that is making quite a noise in the field of law and sciences wherein young boys have allegedly developed male breasts upon their usage of a certain antipsychotic drug called Risperdal and this is the reason why there are so many attorneys and lawyers conducting their own investigation. There is also an allegation that the company manufacturing Risperdal failed to properly provide sufficient and adequate information as well as warnings with regards to any potential risk that may arise from it and also, they have failed in conducting proper research about the possible negative effects of the said drug.

Prior to us proceeding in discussing the possible lawsuit that may arise from the said situation, let is first educate ourselves about how Risperdal causes the breast of boys to develop.

There has been an allegation that Risperdal has the ability of increasing the level of prolactin, a hormone that is now for stimulating the development of breasts in women, that is present in the body. For young boys and young adolescents who have been taking prolactin, which is said to be present in Risperdal, are known to display an increase level of the said hormone in the body which may lead them to develop male breasts, the growth is being referred to by experts in medical science as gynecomastia. In addition to that, it has also been said that boys who happen to be suffering from gynecomastia has the tendency of experiencing pain or discharge in their nipples.

There are also researches that have resurfaced which supported that claim that Risperdal really has the side effect of causing the development in the breasts of young males. There was actually a study conducted which was published in the year two thousand six in one of the issues of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Journal which states that risperidone, a generic of Risperdal, which is being given to adolescents at doses that are commonly used in treating the symptoms of psychosis which actually increases the level of prolactin, having the clinical consequences like the development of their breasts.

Tons and tons and cases have been filed against the manufacturer of Risperdal and at least one hundred thirty of the said cases are directed towards the allegation that such drug causes the development of breasts in boys. If your loved one or perhaps you, is using Risperdal and suddenly suffered from having your breasts developed, it would be best for you to take legal actions so that you can collect compensation the expenses you have for your surgery, your bills in the hospital, mental trauma and other related damages. You can also hire the service of lawyers or attorneys who are expert when it comes to cases such as yours as they can help you best in difficult situations.

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