I took Risperdal for an off-label use and suffered an injury, am I entitled to compensation?

Johnson & Johnson, the largest pharmaceutical and health products manufacturer in the world, is the parent company of the maker of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. At one time, this drug had yearly sales of more than $4.5 million dollars. Unfortunately, the use of this drug has since been linked to many severe and adverse side effects. It has also come to light that the drug’s maker aggressively marketed the use of the drug for unapproved uses. Many resulting lawsuits now accuse the company of having knowingly marketed the drug for these uses despite being aware of the associated risks.

Risperdal’s Maker Reportedly Marketed its Use for 7 Off-Label Uses

Fortunately for victims, it may be possible to pursue claims against the drug’s maker even if injuries occurred as a result of unapproved uses of the drug. What off-label uses did the company reportedly market the drug for? The following are seven examples:

  1. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  2. Depression
  3. Alzheimer’s disease
  4. Anxiety
  5. Obsessive compulsive disorder
  6. Post-traumatic stress disorder
  7. Conduct disorder

If you took Risperdal for an unapproved use and suffered injuries as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important, however, to seek guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable legal professional. Victims may be able to pursue a claim for various types of damages, including compensatory and punitive damages.

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Gabriel A. Assaad
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Partner Gabriel Assaad represents victims of negligence and medical malpractice nationwide.