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Interesting Facts That You Need To Know About Risperdal Gynecomastia Lawsuits

In this present day and time, there are now so many attorneys and lawyers who are conducting an investigation on behalf of young boys who have allegedly developed male breasts cause by their usage of a certain antipsychotic drug known as the Risperdal. In addition to that, there was an allegation that the company that is manufacturing the said bran of antipyschotic drug failed to give a sufficient and adequate warnings regarding the possible risks that such drug might have and also, they have failed to do proper research the negative effects that it might 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. As the increase in the level of prolactin increase, the the developmnet of breasts in boys will also become visible which may actually lead them to experience having discharge or pain in their nipples.

There are also researches that have resurfaced which supported that claim that Risperdal really has the side effect of causing the development in the breasts of young males. There was actually a study conducted which was published in the year two thousand six in one of the issues of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Journal which states that risperidone, a generic of Risperdal, which is being given to adolescents at doses that are commonly used in treating the symptoms of psychosis which actually increases the level of prolactin, having the clinical consequences like the development of their breasts.

Tons and tons and cases have been filed against the manufacturer of Risperdal and at least one hundred thirty of the said cases are directed towards the allegation that such drug causes the development of breasts in boys. If your loved one or perhaps you, is using Risperdal and suddenly suffered from having your breasts developed, it would be best for you to take legal actions so that you can collect compensation the expenses you have for your surgery, your bills in the hospital, mental trauma and other related damages. It would also be best for you to ask the help and assistance of lawyers dealing with this kind of cases for you to have a much better stand.

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