Medication Can Lead to Teen Bullying

by Staff Blogger | March 22nd, 2016

In recent years, bullying has become an epidemic among adolescents. These attacks can lead to disengagement, depression, or even suicide in extreme cases.

Risperdal is an antipsychotic drug prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism. Due to its positive impact on these conditions, many teenagers have been prescribed Risperdal over the years. However, many parents would have refused the medication if they had been aware of one devastating side effect that would dramatically impact their child.

In recent years, Risperdal has been linked to gynecomastia—the abnormal growth of breast tissue in males. A study showed that Risperdal can cause hormonal changes in males that leads to gynecomastia. In fact, 3 out of 10 adolescents in the study developed the condition.

Beyond the physical implications of this condition, the mental anxiety on adolescents is significant, leaving them subject to bullying and other forms of public cruelty. They took Risperdal to alleviate the symptoms of their mental disorder, and in return, developed a condition that opened them up to ridicule and shame.

Since these devastating side effects were discovered, the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough have been standing up for adolescents and their families harmed by Risperdal, and we’re ready to help your family as well. If someone in your family suffered side effects after taking Risperdal, call us today for a free evaluation of your claim. Don’t go through this alone. Call us today.