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Risperdal Class Action Lawsuit

Risperdal Class Action Lawsuit

The anti-psychotic drug Risperdal (risperidone) has been associated with severe side effects, including gynecomastia (male breast growth), severe weight gain, and type-2 diabetes. Many victims of Risperdal are seeking justice and compensation through a Risperdal class action lawsuit, and our lawyers can help.

What You Can Do & How a Risperdal Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Risperdal induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Risperdal, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Johnson & Johnson Settles Risperdal Class Action Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has lost four consecutive Risperdal class action lawsuits with Attorneys General in the following states: Texas ($158 million), South Carolina ($327 million), Arkansas ($1.2 billion, under appeal), and Louisiana ($257.7 million).

Prosecutors accused J&J of defrauding taxpayer-funded healthcare systems by using illegal marketing tactics to promote Risperdal over cheaper, equally-effective drugs. These tactics included making payments to physicians employed in state government, using questionable studies, and paying kickbacks to doctors who prescribed Risperdal.

Johnson & Johnson Pays $2.2 Billion in Risperdal Class Action Settlement

November 2013 — Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will pay $2.2 billion in a settlement to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Attorneys filed civil and criminal lawsuits after uncovering evidence that J&J illegally marketed Risperdal “off-label” in children, ignored FDA warnings and studies linking Risperdal to gynecomastia (male breast growth) in children, and paid kickbacks to doctors. Click here to read more.

About Class Action Lawsuits

When many people have similar injuries against the same defendant, they often consolidate their claims into a class action lawsuit. The benefit of a class action is that it improves efficiency, reduces costs, and helps a lot of people recover compensation when it would be too expensive for one person to litigate alone. If lawyers achieve a settlement or jury award, members of the class action share the award.

Risperdal Lawsuit Settlements

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has already settled several individual Risperdal lawsuits with young men who developed gynecomastia. The first settlement was given to Aaron Banks, a 21 year-old man who developed breasts after taking Risperdal when he was 9 years old. In October 2012, J&J agreed to four more settlements before trials could begin.

Your Risperdal class action lawsuit could be compensated for:

  • Pain and suffering (emotional and physical)
  • Medical care, surgery, therapy, etc.
  • Lost income
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Punitive damages

Do I have a Risperdal Class Action Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Risperdal induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Risperdal, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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