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Risperdal Lawsuit Information

4 January 2014

Lactation, Discharge, Breast Pain and Swelling as Side Effects of Risperdal

Have you developed lactation, nipple discharge, breast pain and/or swelling while taking Risperdal?

These symptoms can not only cause physical discomfort, but they’re also a source of emotional distress and social problems such as anxiety and embarrassment. This is especially true among young girls and males, who can suffer significant adverse social effects and bullying.

Lactation and discharge, in addition to swelling and pain, are the result of elevated levels of a hormone called prolactin. Elevated prolactin levels are a side effect of Risperdal (risperidone.) In many cases, the side effects are so significant that they necessitate the discontinuance of this antipsychotic medication, which is commonly used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and dementia, among other conditions.

In some cases, particularly in males, additional hormonal treatment is required to treat breast pain, swelling, tenderness, discharge and lactation. Many males also develop an associated complication called gynecomastia — the development of male breasts.
Lactation and discharge, along with pain, tenderness and breast swelling, not only cause pain and emotional suffering; many individuals also incur medical bills and other financial losses. But you may be eligible to receive financial compensation.

The Ledger Law Firm is now accepting new cases from clients who have suffered adverse side effects from Risperdal. To discuss your case, call (800) 884-9402.