Risperdal Dangerous Side Effects Lawyer

The Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood is committed to helping people suffering from side effects caused by Risperdal (also known as Risperidone), a drug linked to diabetes, increased risk of stroke and breast growth in boys under 18. This powerful drug was the focus of a $181 million settlement in 2012, because the drug was allegedly improperly marketed for use in children, even though Risperdal has reportedly not been established to be safe or effective in children.

No matter what side effects or legal issues you're dealing with in connection with Risperdal, contact the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood right away. An experienced Houston, TX personal injury lawyer can work with you and help you take on the drug companies and hold them accountable for their actions. When you hire us, we only work for you, and we always put your best interests first. We have years of experienced handling a wide range of defective product cases. If necessary, we can even help you file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas to resolve your Risperdal case. We will not rest until justice is served.

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Drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson created Risperdal primarily to treat people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, makes the drug. In April 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Janssen Pharmaceuticals to add a "Black Box Warning" to Risperdal. The warning was added because the antipsychotic drug was found to increase the risk of death among elderly patients. Some elderly patients who took Risperdal also allegedly became violent.

More recently, Risperdal has been linked to allegedly causing diabetes and allegedly causing male patients, especially boys under 18, to develop breasts and other unintended side effects. In recent years, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals have been the focus of numerous class-action lawsuits in Texas and other states throughout the country. As a result, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals agreed in 2012 to pay a $181 million settlement for improperly marketing the drug, one of the largest multistate consumer-based pharmaceutical settlements of its kind for improperly marketing a drug.

What are the warning signs of Risperdal's dangerous side effects?

Risperdal can be extremely dangerous for certain people who take this powerful drug. Some of the other serious side effects for Risperdal allegedly include:

  • Heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Violent behavior
  • Muscle weakness
  • Weight gain

Don't underestimate the seriousness of your case. Contact us today. We're not intimidated by drug companies or their teams of lawyers. If necessary, we can even help you take legal action against the doctor who prescribed Risperdal to you. Dangerous drug cases can be extremely complicated. That's why it's important you contact the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood as soon as possible so we can start working with you to build a strong case.

A Galveston dangerous drug lawyer who fights for victims

You have too much at stake to leave your future to chance. Contact the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood. We're here to help you. Call (800) 632-9404 and schedule a free case evaluation. Best of all, you only pay fees if we win. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis. It's that simple.

Take back control. Contact us today. We're ready and eager to work with you. You can also reach us in Houston at (713) 888-0390 or in Galveston at (409) 945-5757. Whatever works best for you. You decide. You're in charge.

The Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood - a name you can trust to make things right.