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Risperdal Lawsuit Information

3 January 2014

Pituitary Tumors as a Side Effect of Risperdal

Have you or a loved one developed a pituitary tumor while taking Risperdal? If so, you’re not alone as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Adverse Events Reporting System has documented that 7 out of 10 instances of reported pituitary tumors involve individuals who take Risperdal.

The link between pituitary tumors and Risperdal (in addition to other antipsychotic medications) is still the subject of much research and investigation.

But what is clear is that pituitary tumors can cause some devastating health effects. Cancer treatment alone can be long, emotionally difficult and taxing on your health. In addition, pituitary tumors impact the production of various hormones, which can result in a broad range of symptoms and effects, including but not limited to:

  • Cushing’s disease;
  • Hyperthyroidism;
  • Weight problems and fat deposits;
  • Enlarged hands/feet;
  • Rapid growth and gigantism in children and teens; Hair loss;
  • Excessive body hair growth;
  • Headaches;
  • Blood sugar abnormalities;
  • Heart problems and high blood pressure; Infertility and/or impotency;
  • Perceived temperature fluctuations;
  • and many, many other symptoms.

Some of these complications from a pituitary tumor, such as rapid growth and gigantism, are permanent, while others can be treated or remedied.

A pituitary tumor, the resulting effects and the treatment can have a profound impact on an individual’s life, emotional health and financial well-being.

If you developed a pituitary tumor while taking Risperdal, you may be eligible for compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills and other financial losses. The Ledger Law Firm can assist, as we are now accepting new cases related to Risperdal side effects. Call (800) 884-9402 to discuss your case with one of our compassionate victim’s advocates.