Being a parent is hard enough when you have all of the information that you need to make an informed decision. From the time that your son was born, you worked with his doctor to make sure that he had the nutrition that he needed. As he got older, and symptoms of autism, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia developed—you worked even more closely with his doctor to get him on the right medications that could improve his life. You talked to his doctors about the pros and cons of each medication and made an informed decision about what was best for your child.
But You Might Not Have Had All the Information If Your Son Took Risperdal
Evidence suggests that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, may have known about a significant side effect of Risperdal in young boys and failed to share that risk with doctors and parents.
More specifically, the drug manufacturer may have known that Risperdal could cause boys to grow female like breasts. The breast growth in boys may be irreversible and may result in lactation. Yet, the company may have failed to provide this important Risperdal safety information with you.
What You Can Do Now to Protect Your Son
You can’t go back and change your decision to give your child Risperdal and you may not be unable to undo the physical damage that has been done. However, you can’t blame yourself. You made the best decision that you could with limited information about Risperdal safety that was provided to you. Now, you can protect your son by getting him the legal recovery that he deserves. Please contact us today for more information.