Risperdal is an atypical anti-psychotic drug designed to manage the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Over recent years, however, more and more lawsuits have been filed against its maker Johnson & Johnson due to allegations that it can cause severe health risks, including pancreatitis.
The pancreas is a gland behind the stomach that is responsible for releasing enzymes essential for digestion. When this gland becomes inflamed, pancreatitis occurs. Pancreatitis is a life-threatening medical condition that can lead to pancreatic cancer, diabetes, infection, and more. The primary symptom of pancreatitis is abdominal pain. The pain is likely to get worse after eating and may sometimes be felt as pain in the back. Individuals with this condition may also experience other accompanying symptoms, such as vomiting and nausea.
If you have been hurt by Risperdal and are planning to file a lawsuit against its maker, consult with an attorney at Williams Kherkher by dialing (888) 220-0640 today.
Hyperglycemia happens when the level of glucose in the blood stream is too high. This medical condition occurs as a symptom of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, pancreatitis, or hyperthyroidism. Additionally, using the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal has been identified as a catalyst of its development.
Individuals with hyperglycemia are at higher risk of experiencing eye problems, including glaucoma, cataracts, and disorder of the blood vessels in the retina. They may experience skin infections and musculoskeletal disorders. Furthermore, serious medical complications such as kidney failure and cardiovascular disorders have a higher risk of developing if hyperglycemia remains untreated.
If taking Risperdal has caused you undue harm, a lawyer at Williams Kherkher may help you understand your legal options in seeking justice and financial compensation through a civil claim. Call us at (888) 220-0640 today to learn more about your eligibility to take such action.
Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication designed for individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and is also prescribed to treat irritability associated with autism. Over the years, however, many lawsuits have been filed against its manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, over allegations that it can cause a variety of adverse effects like sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a disorder that often prevents an individual from reaching deep, quality sleep. It causes breathing to pause or become shallow several times in one night for a few seconds or even several minutes each time. Individuals with this condition often suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness and increases the risk of having work-related or driving accidents.
Our highly skilled legal team at Williams Kherkher helps victims of Risperdal side effects receive the compensation they deserve. If you too have been negatively affected by this drug, we might be of great help to you. Contact us at 800-220-9341 to learn about how we may be able to help.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) occurs as an adverse reaction to antipsychotic or neuroleptic medications, including the schizophrenia and bipolar disorder drug Risperdal. Individuals with NMS are at high risk of serious, possibly fatal health complications such as heart failure, respiratory collapse, and renal disorders.
Several symptoms have been associated with NMS, including:
- Muscle rigidity and stiffness
- Autonomic (or involuntary) dysfunctions of the nervous system
- Excessive sweating
- Excessive secretion of saliva
- Mental disorientation (ex. paranoia)
More and more individuals adversely affected by Risperdal are now filing legal claims against the maker of the drug. If you have been one of the victims, a lawyer from Williams Kherkher might be able to help you pursue such action. Call us today at (888) 220-0640 to learn more about your situation.
Hyperglycemia occurs when the body fails to absorb enough sugar from the blood, which results to a higher-than-normal blood glucose level. Although people with diabetes are at higher risk of developing this health complication, hyperglycemia may also affect individuals who are not suffering from diabetes.
There are many factors that can contribute towards the development of hyperglycemia. Some of them include:
- Lack of physical activity
- Underlying medical conditions (diabetes, infection)
- Injury, or recovery from a surgery
- Anxiety, emotional stress
- Certain medications, such as anti-psychotic drug Risperdal
In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned patients and prescribers about Risperdal’s danger of causing hyperglycemia. At Williams Kherkher, our legal team provides competent legal guidance and advice to anyone who plans to seek compensation from the manufacturer of this drug. Call us at (888) 220-0640 to find out more about your options and how we may be able to help you file a lawsuit.
Tardive dyskinesia is a medical condition characterized by the rapid and involuntary movement of the facial muscles, the tongue, the trunk, and the limbs. Experts believe prolonged exposure to antipsychotics such as Risperdal contributes significantly to the development of this neurological disorder.
Several symptoms have been associated with tardive dyskinesia, including:
- Rapid blinking of the eye
- Involuntary grimacing
- Involuntary movements of the tongue
- Crinkling of the lip
- Irregularity in breathing
- Involuntary movements of the limbs
If you believe taking Risperdal has caused you or a loved one to suffer from adverse effects such as this, a lawyer from Williams Kherkher might be able to help you file a lawsuit against the maker of this drug to compensate you for the damages you have incurred. Call us at (888) 220-0640 to have your case assessed by our experienced and competent legal team.
Gynecomastia, or the enlargement of breast tissues among males, is a medical condition caused by the imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. This illness may affect one or both breasts, and may occur upon birth or during the adolescent period.
Certain underlying medical conditions have been associated with gynecomastia, such as liver cirrhosis, kidney failure, and hyperthyroidism. Several cases of gynecomastia, however, have been found to be a result of using Risperdal – an antipsychotic drug being marketed as safe and effective for pediatric use.
Treatment of gynecomastia can involve invasive and financially costly procedures, such as mastectomy and liposuction. If you believe using Risperdal has caused your child to suffer from gynecomastia, you have the right to explore your options for filing a lawsuit against its maker. Our lawyers at Williams Kherkher know how to legally assist victims in their fight for justice and financial compensation. Call us at (888) 220-0640 to determine the possibility of taking legal action.
Risperdal is an anti-psychotic drug used to treat symptoms of psychiatric and behavioral disorders by altering the effects of certain chemicals in the brain. The drug is designed to treat schizophrenia and several symptoms of bipolar disorder and autism.
In November last year, however, its maker Johnson & Johnson agreed to a multi-billion dollar settlement over accusations that it had deceptively sold the drug for pediatric use from January 1999 to December 2005, which by then was not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Several adverse effects of Risperdal have been recorded among children, some of which the most common include:
- Decreased motor skills
- Inability to sleep
- Unintended and rapid weight gain
- Difficulty in focusing
- Breast enlargement in boys
- Risks of diabetes and heart diseases in later life
If you believe your child has been put at risk because of Risperdal, do not delay taking legal action. Our lawyers from Williams Kherkher can help families affected by this drug determine the possibility of filing legal claim. Call us at (888) 220-0640 for a free assessment of your situation.
Risperdal, an anti-psychotic drug developed in the late 1980’s, is most commonly prescribed to patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Risperdal to treat behavioral symptoms in 1994. Since its market release, people around the world have relied on Risperdal to regulate behavioral and emotional inconsistencies.
Unfortunately, a significant percentage of people who have used Risperdal have suffered from adverse effects like gynecomastia, hyperglycemia, Tardive Dyskenisia, pancreatitis, and multiple other conditions. Recent research has revealed that Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal’s manufacturer, might have released the drug to consumers while knowing of its harmful effects.
The attorneys at Williams Kherkher are now representing people who have suffered because of Risperdal use. If you, or someone you know, has suffered from the dangerous effects of this medication, call (888) 220-0640 to discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney.
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