Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
This past November, the Justice Department of the United States reached a settlement with the makers of Risperdal (U.S. v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, 13-cr-605, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)). The resolution comes after years of legal maneuvering surrounding the improper marketing of the drug.
As reported in a New York Times article from November 4, 2013, entitled “J. & J. to Pay $2.2 Billion in Risperdal Settlement,” the entire matter derives from accusations that Janssen Pharmaceuticals and parent company Johnson & Johnson marketed its antipsychotic drug as a treatment for dementia, despite the medication only being approved for schizophrenia.
Following the settlement with the federal government, the law firm of Handler Henning & Rosenberg has announced a new practice area dedicated exclusively to those adversely affected by Risperdal.
Children with ADHD and other conditions, including autism, aggression, bipolar disorder, and more, may have been exposed to the dangerous side effects of the drug, not realizing they were being put at risk by an unapproved medication. One possible side effect is gynecomastia, the formation of breasts in boys.
The Harrisburg firm is opening its doors to the families of those whose children were prescribed Risperdal for a condition it was never approved for. Defective drug attorney David H Rosenberg is representing those individuals who have been injured by this dangerous medication to secure compensation for their injuries.
The attorneys of Handler Henning and Rosenberg are currently providing free consultations to all those who believe they may qualify for a lawsuit. The practice hopes that the assistance of their attorneys can enable the prompt and fair distribution of assets to those who received Risperdal.
Persons with questions are encouraged to call, as it could be the first step toward securing compensation.
The lawyers of Handler Henning & Rosenberg have been assisting injured parties for more than 90 years. David H Rosenberg and the rest of the firm’s attorneys offer representation to those injured in a host of practice areas, including automobile accidents, defective medical devices, premises liability, dog bites, and more. Injured parties seeking help with their injury claims may call to obtain a free consultation, and those interested in filing a Risperdal lawsuit should click here to learn more about the firm’s services.