Have you or a loved one suffered serious side effects as a result of taking the antipsychotic medication Risperdal? The Risperdal lawyers at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris are now reviewing cases and may be able to help you pursue legal action.

Manufactured and distributed by Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal is the brand name for the drug risperidone, which is used to treat several conditions in children and adults, including autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

While the drug is effective, Risperdal side effects can be severe. One of the most notable of these is gynecomastia, a condition marked by the development of breast tissue in young boys. Other side effects include pituitary tumors, Tardive Dyskinsia, an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, and an increased mortality rate among the elderly.

Several hundred lawsuits have already been filed across the nation against Johnson & Johnson. One of the most prominent among these is a gynecomastia case that was settled in September 2012 on the first day of trial.

Many states have also filed or already settled Risperdal lawsuits against the drug’s maker, most recently the state of Kentucky, alleging illegal and/or deceptive marketing practices.

If you or a loved one has suffered Risperdal side effects, don’t wait to explore your legal options. Call today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Risperdal lawyer at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers and get help seeking the compensation you’re entitled to.