The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to plaintiffs seeking to pursue a Risperdal lawsuit. In order to secure a maximum Risperdal settlement, it is crucial to have a competent and experienced Risperdal lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles. Contact a Risperdal attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to recovering damages.
Risperdal, which is generically known as Risperidone, is an antipsychotic drug approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and certain types of autism. While Risperdal is rather effective at treating a variety of psychological and neurological disorders, the physiological side effects are a definite cause for concern.
Risperdal functions by affecting both the serotonin and dopamine receptors in the brain, in an attempt to offset the chemical imbalance that is the cause of the aforementioned neurological disorders.
One of the most serious Risperdal side effects the increase in the likelihood of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 50%. However, this is by no means the only serious side effect of this drug. Other serious side effects such as Tardive Dyskinesia, which causes uncontrollable movements of the lips and muscle spasms, have been reported by patients taking Risperdal. Unfortunately, some of these disorders take years to manifest themselves. Additionally, 37 incidences of stroke have been reported in patients taking Risperdal.
The list of side effects of Risperdal is long and frightening, and it includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Heart Attack
- Increased Risk of Diabetes
- Tardive Dyskinesia
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
- Blood Clots
- Hair Loss
- Acne Vulgaris
- Irregular Menstruation
- Male Breast Development
- Irregular Blood Pressure
If you or your loved one has been injured in any way by Risperdal, we believe you are entitled to just recompense for your greivous injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky to speak with one of our attorneys to schedule a free consultation.