As our Firm has already filed several Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits in this Pennsylvania litigation, we are looking forward to its December status conference.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 09, 2014
A consolidated litigation that now includes some 950 Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuit2014.com/) is preparing for a status conference scheduled for the first week in December, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.
A Calendar posted by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas lists a conference scheduled for December 2nd at 2:00 p.m., at which time parties will discuss matters related to cases filed against the antipsychotic medication’s manufacturers, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Plaintiffs in these cases allege Risperdal’s association with a number of complications, including gynecomastia, a condition referring to male breast growth that may result in mastectomy or liposuction procedures to remove excess breast tissue that may have developed because of the medication. (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 04-cv-1529)
“As our Firm has already filed several Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits in this Pennsylvania litigation, we are looking forward to its December status conference,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective medical devices and drugs including Risperdal. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently offering free and confidential case evaluations to men and young boys who allegedly sustained Risperdal gynecomastia complications, and may now be eligible to file a lawsuit.
As of November 2014, at least 945 Risperdal case records were included in the consolidated antipsychotic drug litigation in Pennsylvania, after being filed by individuals who allege gynecomastia and other complications. Among other things, plaintiffs in these cases accuse Johnson & Johnson and Janssen of concealing the link between Risperdal and gynecomastia, and promoting it for certain pediatric uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Risperdal is cleared in the U.S. to treat adult and adolescent schizophrenia, bipolar disorder in adults and children between the ages of 10 and 17, as well as irritability in children ages 5-to-16 years old with autistic disorder.* The drug is also frequently prescribed off label to treat symptoms associated with ADHD, according to research.**
Aside from the numerous product liability lawsuits that accuse Risperdal’s manufacturers of promoting the drug for off-label uses, the federal government has made similar claims against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen as well. In November 2013, a $2.2 billion settlement was reached between the companies and the U.S. Department of Justice that resolved charges involving the companies’ alleged concealment of gynecomastia and other side effects of the drug. (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 04-cv-1529)
Alleged victims of Risperdal and gynecomastia may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about the alleged association between Risperdal and gynecomastia when you visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.
*health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/08/07/more-kids-taking-antipsychotics-for-adhd-study, U.S. News & World Report, August 7, 2012
**http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/020272s056,020588s044,021346s033,021444s03lbl.pdf, Risperdal Prescribing Information, FDA, 2009
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