The use of Risperdal in adolescent males has been linked to a condition called gynecomastia, or the enlargement of male breast tissue


The makers of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson, face ongoing issues with the drug and the company recently settled several claims shortly before the lawsuits were set to go to trial. Young male users of Risperdal claim the drug caused them to develop a condition known as gynecomastia (development of breast tissue) and they believe the manufacturers were aware of this risk, but failed to warn the medical community.

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Johnson & Johnson and Janssen: How Risperdal was Illegally Marketed

Johnson & Johnson has long been one of the most respected companies in the health and personal care industries. It all began in 1886, when the Johnson brothers founded the company in New Jersey. The Johnson family’s intention was to make products that put consumer safety first, while making the world a better place. They created the first commercial first aid kits and went on to become one of the most popular names in first aid, due in part to the popularity of their Band-Aid brand of bandages.

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Concerns about Antipsychotic Drug Risperdal Continue to Mount

Users of the drug Risperdal and members of the medical community continue to voice their concern over the antipsychotic medication manufactured by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceutical and Johnson & Johnson. The drug was originally approved by the FDA in 1993 for the short-term treatment of schizophrenia in adults, and later received approval for treating autism-related behaviors and schizophrenia and bipolar disorders in adolescents.

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The Many Dangers of Risperdal

Risperidal was the world’s first medication approved for treating autism in children, and it’s still the most widely prescribed. Upon initial release, it seemed like a miracle drug.

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Risperdal Lawsuit Filed in NY as Total Claims Against J&J Surpass 600

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., maker of the drug risperidone (Risperdal), which has been linked to male breast development, faces a new lawsuit in a New York District Court alleging that Risperdal caused a 21 year old man to undergo multiple surgeries that resulted in severe pain, injury and emotional suffering.

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Risperdal and Gynecomastia in Minors

In response to the concerns over the link between Risperdal and Gynecomastia in minors, Andrus Wagstaff PC is investigating potential lawsuits for victims.

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