Whether it is misbranding from the manufacturer or unapproved use of Risperdal by healthcare providers, if you’ve been a victim and experienced side-effects from the use of Risperdal then get in touch with our experienced lawyers today. We can provide you with quality guidance and step-by-step assistance with Risperdal Lawsuit case filing. Our lawyers will pursue your case aggressively and make sure that you get justice and a full and fair compensation for the side-effects and pain you suffered.

Risperdal History

Risperdal was the first atypical antipsychotic to be approved in its category in the year 1993. However, by 1996, nearly 1 million prescriptions for this medication were written and many of them were for unapproved uses. By early 1999, reports regarding side-effects and serious health conditions pertaining to Risperdal use among adults and children began to surface. And it is not surprising that since then many large pharmaceutical companies manufacturing Risperdal have been sued, including Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals for using improper marketing practices for promoting Risperdal for unapproved uses. These companies have faced hundreds of lawsuits related to adverse side-effects as well as life-threatening events because of misbranding Risperdal.

Side-Effects of Risperdal—How Dangerous is it?

Risperdal use can leading to the following side-effects:


This is a medical condition that refers to breast enlargement in boys, especially in children and adolescents. It is a permanent, emotionally-disturbing change, especially for boys. Boys with this problem may require surgical removal, which is quite costly.


Girls who are too young to bear a child or women who are not nursing or pregnant may start to lactate after the use of Risperdal. Breast tissues may develop prematurely in young girls.


Those who already have diabetes or are pre-diabetic may experience worsening of their condition after the use of Risperdal.

Movement Problems

Children prescribed Risperdal may also experience movement disorders like Akinesia, Akathisia, and Torticollis, which is tongue stiffening that can also be life-threatening as it may cause breathing issues.

Other Risperdal side-effects include:

  • Irregular heartbeat,
  • Priapism (penis erection for a prolonged time)
  • Risk of falls and dizziness, etc.

Misbranding and unapproved uses of Risperdal can be health-damaging and problematic for patients. If you have been advised to use it and have experienced serious side-effects as mentioned above then you can file a Risperdal lawsuit and get compensated.Please do not attempt to determine if you have a compensable case. You must consult a relevant liability attorney who has the expertise and extensive knowledge necessary to determine who ultimately caused the harm and injuries you or a loved one suffered. Contact us for a free case evaluation here.