According to The Free Thought Project in 2017, More than 100,000 Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson have been registered. Reportedly, there are cases of considerable breast enlargement in male patients after taking a potent antipsychotic medicine manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant. The medicine entrenched in these lawsuits is Risperdal, which is an antipsychotic drug most often prescribed for schizophrenia.
The list of side effects of Risperdal includes vision problems, symptoms of Parkinsons, symptoms of Parkinsons, low blood pressure, weight gain, high blood sugar and blood cloths.
Gynecomastia or enlarged breasts is listed as a “less severe” side effect of taking Risperdal. In July 2016, an unprecedented settlement of $70 million was awarded to the parents of a 5-year-old child who experienced gynecomastia. In that case, a Pennsylvania jury found that J&J failed to sufficiently advise the patient that this side effect may occur.
Moreover, A smaller settlement of $2.5 million was awarded to a man in 2015 after his breasts enlarged to size 46DD. Risperdal is an antipsychotic medicine which mainly used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. mechanism of action is not entirely clear but is believed to be related to its action as a dopamine antagonist.
Johnson & Johnson is an American multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is listed among the Fortune 500.
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