Interesting Facts That You Need To Know About Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits
These days, there has been an increase in the number of lawyers and attorneys who are investigating a very rare and interesting case about young boys who were allegedly said to develop male breasts due to their consumption of the antipsychotic drug called as Risperdal. In line with the said allegation, the manufacturing company who is mass producing the said antipsychotic drug were also said to have failed in providing adequate and sufficient information and warnings about the risk the said drug might have as well as in conducting proper research about the negative effects that the said drug may have.
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.
Prolactin is just one of the many hormones that are present in our body and speaking of which, it is a kind of hormone responsible for the the development of breasts in women and Risperdal is said to have the ability of increasing the level of prolactin in the males 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. Still in line with the matter at hand, young males who are said to be developing male breasts may also experience discharge or pain with their nipples.
There has been researches done to investigate the authenticity of the said claim and according to it, it goes to show that there really is a big possibility of the developmnet of breasts in boys when taking Risperdal. In the two thousand six issue of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Journal, a study was also published stating that risperidone, a generic of Risperdal, that is being administered to young males at doses used commonly for the treatment of psychotic symptoms also causes the increase in the level of prolactin, which leads to clinical consequences like gynecomastia.
There has been so many cases regarding this matter against the manufacturing company mass producing Risperdal and one hundred thirty of the said cases are focused towards the allegations that such drug causes the development of breasts in male. If it happens that you or your loved one has been using Risperdal and suffered the negative effects of it, you can actually resort to legal course by means of collecting compensation for the expenses of your surgery, your bills in the hospital, mental anguish as well as other possible damages. In addition to that, it would be beneficial and advantageous on your side if you decide on getting the assistance and guidance of attorneys whose specialty is related to such cases.