You could very well be one of Johnson & Johnson’s latest victims. The pharmaceutical giant has acknowledged its failure to warn patients of the risks associated with taking the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
The dangerous drug was developed by Johnson & Johnson in effort to help people deal with mental disorders. It was targeted at young children suffering from mental disorders such as Schizophrenia and Bi-polar; and older patients suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and anxiety.
Risperdal has been linked to a plethora of dangerous side effects, many of which Johnson & Johnson admit they acted negligently by not warning the public. In addition to the negative side-effects patients were warned about, Johnson & Johnson put patients at risk by not warning about other, more dangerous, effects.
Ready for the kicker? Big pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson knowingly market drugs that have the potential to injure patients, and then build the cost of those lawsuits into the cost of the product. In a single year, Risperdal sales peaked at $4.5 billion in 2007; and to think Risperdal was approved by the FDA over twenty years ago. This is why Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $2.2 billion to settle civil and criminal cases against them in 2013, that isn’t even half of Risperdal sales in 2007.
Take a look at this article to learn more about how funds from Johnson & Johnson settlement are being disbursed to help aid people who have been harmed by Risperdal:
Johnson & Johnson Risperdal Settlements
The bad news is people are being harmed by Risperdal, the good news is U.S. courts are holding Johnson & Johnson accountable to the people they have harmed. Johnson & Johnson has been recorded to settle Risperdal cases in a matter of hours.
There’s more good news; the attorneys here at James, Vernon & Weeks have experience in pursuing these types of cases. Take advantage of your local northwest attorneys who have national experience and recognition. If you or your loved one has been taking Risperdal, and feel you have been harmed, contact us to meet face to face with one of our skilled attorneys. Our goal is to help people solve problems.