The dangers of diabetes

Several studies have found a strong correlation between the atypical antipsychotic drug Risperdal and the development of diabetes. Different mechanisms, such as an increased risk of hyperglycemia and weight gain, have been determined by several studies to be the cause of diabetes among patients taking this drug.

Patients suffering from Risperdal-induced diabetes are at risk of several other health conditions, including:

  • Nerve damage – too much glucose in the blood may destroy the inside linings of the capillaries that nourish the nerves
  • Kidney damage – because diabetes affects blood vessel walls, the clusters of tiny blood vessels in the kidneys might be adversely affected
  • Cardiovascular disease – diabetes may increase your risk of several cardiovascular illnesses, including heart attack and narrowing of arteries
  • Eye damage – diabetes may compromise the health of the blood vessels that supply blood to the retina

To learn more about pursuing a legal claim after being unduly harmed by Risperdal, speak with an attorney at Williams Kherkher by calling (800) 220-9341 today.

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