Gynecomastia From Taking Risperdal?

Risperdal Linked To Male Breast Enlargement

Risperdal is an atypical anti-psychotic medication that has been linked to breast tissue enlargement in males. The drug manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson, with its Janssen branch—responsible for producing the medication—has paid millions of dollars to settle illegal marketing charges related to the product. Many patients have experienced physical and emotional damage while taking Risperdal. If you or a loved one experienced the complications associated with Risperdal, we at The Mulligan Law Firm encourage you to get the help you need and have earned by speaking with our compassionate and effective legal team. We have the experience, technology, resources, and manpower to win your case.


Request a free Risperdal injury consultation: Call The Mulligan Law Firm at 1-866-529-0001 to speak with a drug injury attorney from our team about your claim.

What Is Risperdal?

Risperdal—generic name “risperidone”—is an atypical antipsychotic medication designed to alter the effects of the brain’s chemicals. As with other medications in its class, the purpose of Risperdal is to bring the brain’s chemicals into balance.


This drug is used in the treatment of a range of mental conditions / mood conditions such as:


  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Irritability in autistic children

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Johnson & Johnson’s Illegal Marketing Scandal

Risperdal was a highly profitable drug, amassing $24.2 billion in sales worldwide from 2003 to 2010. The United States Department of Justice has declared that manufacturer Johnson & Johnson illegally marketed Risperdal. The company promoted the drug for pediatric use before receiving approval from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The company directed salespeople to market the drug for children before waiting for FDA approval. Johnson & Johnson also paid and otherwise incentivized doctors to promote Risperdal and to prescribe it to children. The company settled a 10-year investigation into illegal marketing with a $2.2 billion sum, divided between numerous states and the federal government. This settlement was the largest in its category in national history.

Filing a Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuit

Risperdal has been connected to gynecomastia, or the enlargement of male breast tissue in adolescent patients. Some men have been forced to undergo mastectomies—surgical removal of the breast tissue—in order to reverse the effects of this drug. If you or a loved one has suffered the emotional and painful effects of gynecomastia in connection with usage of Risperdal, you should not hesitate to speak with our dedicated personal injury lawyers at The Mulligan Law Firm Many consumers are currently filing lawsuits. Our firm can help you find out more about your options and recover the damages you are entitled to after your injury.


For more information about a possible Risperdal lawsuit, call The Mulligan Law Firm at 1-866-529-0001 today to schedule a free case evaluation with a drug injury lawyer from our team.

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If you or a loved one were a victim of a defective medical device or a dangerous drug side effect, start your consultation now by contacting the Mulligan Law Firm. Time is limited, so contact us today. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.