I am not an attorney and I don’t get like to get involved in legal matters like the class action Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson regarding side effects of the drug Risperdal that can cause gynecomastia. Risperdal is an antipsychotic medication that has been used by males of all ages. It is one of numerous drugs and medications that may have side effects such as enlarged male breasts, or gynecomastia.
Here are some details on the Risperdal lawsuit as it relates to developing gyno. Several thousand men – as well as families with young boys – diagnosed with gynecomastia are currently pursuing Risperdal lawsuits based on the drug maker’s failure to properly warn that use of Risperdal could cause gynecomastia or “man boobs”. In February of 2015, the first Risperdal trial went to a jury in Philadelphia. The result of that trial was a $2.5 million award for a 20 year old man who developed gynecomastia after using the medication for treatment of autism 12 years before. In July of 2016, a different jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $70 million to the family of a boy diagnosed with gynecomastia following use of Risperdal that he began taking at five years old. According to evidence, Johnson & Johnson’s knew about the risk for developing gyno from taking Risperdal as early as 2001. The company did not warn consumers or the medical community. Following some of these large awards, Johnson & Johnson has reportedly reached settlement agreements involving other Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits. While it is good news that some of the families of men who developed gyno from taking Risperdal are receiving compensation, none of that actually takes away the gynecomastia.
What I can tell you as a doctor is that gynecomastia is gynecomastia. The source or cause of established gynecomastia really has little bearing on the treatment. If the condition has been present and unchanged in your chest for over a year, the gold standard treatment is a procedure to remove it. There are no medications or noninvasive treatments that will effectively and permanently improve the condition.
The Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit have some studies showing a gynecomastia risk linked to Risperdal. If you have taken Risperdal and have developed gynecomastia that you think may be related to the medication, talk to your doctor first. If you would like to consider being part of the legal settlement from Johnson & Johnson, regarding the Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuit, talk to your lawyer. If you would like to get rid of your gynecomastia, however, a gynecomastia surgery is your only answer and I would be honored if you considered my services offered at the Austin Gynecomastia Center in Austin, Texas.