What Amount May My Son Receive From a Risperdal Settlement for Gynecomastia Breast Growth?



Several thousand young men and families of boys diagnosed with gynecomastia are currently pursuing Risperdal lawsuits as a result of the drug maker’s failure to adequately warn that use of the medication may cause male breast growth.

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle a small number of Risperdal breast growth cases that were set for “bellwether” trials in 2016, and has been hit with some substantial jury awards for withholding information about the potential Risperdal problems. However, the drug maker has not reached any global or wide-reaching settlements and continues to indicate that it will defend the cases and evaluate whether to settle on a case-by-case basis.

In February 2015, the first Risperdal trial went before a Philadelphia jury, resulting in a $2.5 million damage award for a 20 year old man who suffered gynecomastia breast growth after using the medication for treatment of autism when he was 8 years old.

Two additional Risperdal bellwether trials in Pennsylvania have resulted in substantial jury awards for boys and young men diagnosed with male breast growth, including a verdict of $1.75 million in November 2015 and $500,000 in December 2015.

In July 2016, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $70 million to the family of a boy diagnosed with gynecomastia following use of Risperdal starting when he was five years old.

According to evidence presented at these trials, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit knew about the Risperdal gynecomastia risk as early as 2001, yet failed to warn consumers and the medical community.

Following that massive verdict, Johnson & Johnson has reportedly reached agreements to settle Risperdal cases set for trial to begin in late 2016 and early 2017, yet details of those agreements have not been released.

While these settlements and recent verdicts in early “bellwether” trials are not binding on other claims in the Risperdal litigation, they are designed to help gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout other cases and our lawyers feel confident that Johnson & Johnson will have to negotiate fairly with all individuals diagnosed with gynecomastia to avoid hundreds of individual trial dates.

Factors Considered in Settling Risperdal Cases

As part of any Risperdal negotiations to settle additional cases, a number of case-specific factors will be considered in determining how much compensation each child diagnosed with gynecomastia breast growth may receive, including an evaluation of what a jury may award if the case goes to trial.

There are no set Risperdal settlement amounts or established calculation of damages each boy will be entitled to receive.

Factors taken into account include the nature of the injury in each case and the impact of the Risperdal breast growth on the boy’s life.

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Find Out If You or a Loved One May Be Entitled to Receive a Risperdal Gynecomastia Settlement.


If a case proceeds to trial, the jury will hear evidence specific to that plaintiff’s gynecomastia diagnosis and any award of damages will be based on:

  • The extent and duration of the injury suffered.
  • The effect that Risperdal male breast growth had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the boy.
  • The pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future.
  • The cost of surgery to address Risperdal male breast growth and any other past or future medical expenses.
  • Any lost wages or loss of earning capacity.

A substantial amount of evidence suggests that Johnson & Johnson knew or should have known about the risk of gynecomastia from Risperdal side effects. However, information was withheld from families and the medical community.

While ignoring the devastating impact use of Risperdal may have on some boys’ lives, the drug maker continued to aggressively market the medication for pediatric use, placing their desire for profits before the safety and well-being of consumers.

The impact of gynecomastia from Risperdal can have a serious impact on adolescent boys and leave them with long-lasting effects throughout the lifetime. In addition to the physical injury caused by the development of breasts and the need for surgical removal in some cases, researchers have documented that gynecomastia can have a significant negative impact on:

  • Psychological Well-Being
  • Social Functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Self-Esteem
  • Eating Behaviors
  • Overall Quality of Life

Before it became available as a generic in 2008, Risperdal was a blockbuster medication, generating global sales of $4.5 billion in 2007. However, Johnson & Johnson has faced substantial legal problems over their Risperdal promotions, which illegally marketed the drug for off-label uses that were never approved or established as safe and effective. In addition to some settlements over Risperdal male breast growth, Johnson & Johnson has plead guilty to criminal charges that it illegally promoted Risperdal and has agreed to pay billions of dollars in fines and civil liability penalties.

Review Your Risperdal Case

Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is reviewing potential Risperdal cases for individuals throughout the United States diagnosed with male breast growth following use of the atypical antipsychotic medication as a boy.

All lawsuits are pursued under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no out-of-pocket expenses to hire our Risperdal attorneys and we receive no fees unless a gynecomastia settlement is received.

To review a potential claim for yourself, your son or a loved one, request a free and confidential case evaluation.


Austin Kirk

Last Updated January 20, 2017

55 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Chryshana says:

    My son developed female breast after taking resperidal.

    Posted on January 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm

  • Kelly says:

    My son developed breast after taking risperdal.

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:16 pm

  • Dan says:

    i developed gynoclamstia about 7-8 years ago from the above being perscribed. I had to stay fat since highscool to avoid people noticing. couldnt do football with everyone else, excersise fixes the rest of my body but my chest, even when i was doing 2 a days lifting and trying everything from crossfit to insanity and p90x chest workouts, nothing helped. I cant go swimming with friends, i cant go shirtless at the river. i feel like my entire life has been restrained and to a degree prevented…..i cant even get with a girl with the lights on or not wearing a shirt. pretty much has to be a heavy dark color shirt to hide it….its miserble in arizona….now it also gets worse, a state run clinic ripped me off this perscription after years of use and perscription from a medical doctor id been seeing for years from another state. first visit they cold turkeyed me of about 15medications and the resulting manic switch got me arrested and my life essentially ruined with felonies on my record(even though no crime was evident) and i really dont know how to get help, who i can sue, what can be done to fix my life…not to mention my families. if a lawer reviews this feels the urge to contact me i greatly appreciate it.

    Posted on July 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

  • Randall says:

    I am 27 years oldI was prescribed risperdal as a teenager and have developed an extra nipple on both breasts

    Posted on July 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm

  • Herron says:

    im have the same problem I been take it since 12 and im22 I’m just now get of and I had a law suite for a year and don’t here nothing

    Posted on August 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm

  • shlona says:

    My son has been on risperdal when he was 6yrs of age to he was 14yrs of age and he is over weight an has male boobs. He don’t like to go outside or play any type of sports or won’t go into the lunch room to get his lunch he feels ashamed of his body. This had took a big toll of his life. An I’m still waiting on the out come of the settlement so I can get the surgery for him to at least help him.

    Posted on October 5, 2015 at 7:06 pm

  • Kristy says:

    My son was prescribed risperdol when he was five in a small window of one year he went from a healthy little boy into a boy with serious weight issues he is now medically obese he has very large breasts but due to his weight it is not as obvious I have been invoked with a lawsuit for a little over two years now and all I ever hear from my lawyer is hurry up and wait !!! My son will never go back to being how he used to be he is forever changed by me giving him this medicine and the worst part is even though he has asburgers I never medicated him until this one time and this is the result

    Posted on October 7, 2015 at 4:15 pm

  • Aric says:

    same here i was describe this medicine at 12 and im 22 i have a cups boobies i sweat real bad in my breast area i have a lawsuit its been 2 years and they have no recommendation yet

    Posted on October 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm

  • Darlene says:

    My son too has been taking riperadal at 17 is now 25 he also developed gynocomastia… had surgery. I filed also a lawsuit going on almost 3 yrs still waiting were finally at the last stages of being filed and into court. The process takes LONG GUYS. .. KEEP ON YOUR LAWYERS …check in on them, get status updates, dont be afraid to ask questions! We too have not heard from the lawyers in awhile so that is what we did……good luck

    Posted on November 14, 2015 at 1:33 pm

  • James says:

    Not suprissed I have the similar situation but its a bit more complicated. I was born 4/3/91 and left to stay with my drunken father. by the age of 12 going on 13 I finally came out and told my mother after a QUICK court battle I was free to move out to stay with her. at around 5’4 or so and only weighing 55 lbs. my mother submitted me to a scychiotrist or how ever its spelled thats beyond me. he claimed that I had asburgers due to the fact that I was attached and dedicated to isolation in drawing and games. this would have been around 2004 still 2 years before the FDA approval I was put on risperdal. I noticed changes quickly. I begged my mother to get checked out that my chest felt off and dense. from there my mother took me to get a physical and the nurse asked if I had experienced any fluids.. ~i lied and said no. it was only slight moister that last few days. most awkward part was that after a private talk between my mother and the nurse on the ride home my mother scarred me to this day. asking if I wanted a sex change at the low age of 13. I didnt know how to respond but I knew something was wrong I forgot just how long I had remained taking the pills until I was over 220lbs in highschool and chose to stop it all. I stopped taking the pills and starved myself for the second semester and duriation of a summer break to drop down to 150. worst part was I never wanted anyone to see, I chose to wear a winter coat YEAR ROUND. but my sister noticed and always complained to me on my chest being bigger though shes a midget 5,3 to my now 5’9. I do everything I can to balance my stomach size and any little muscle tissue left in me as I can to look resonable but its still there. worst part is that I stopped just as another bud was forming, so yes thats still there and possible to grow if anything was to react to my body.
    then there is the noticble changes in my standing point time to time that I know isnt my fault I dont want some hormones telling me what to do so I ignore everyone and everything, and if your curious, yes I tried hanging myself in highschool due to my mothers pressure thinking I was gay but im past that. my natural charicteristics didnt start coming in until I was already 18 and yes this includes my member. im almost 25 and my chest hair is still coming in, meanwhile I still pass for a 16/17 year of age appearance unless I let my facial hair grow in a bit. im just unsettled about bringing any of my problems to the public or getting a relationship for that matter.

    Biggest kicker of all — turns out my asburgers condition never existed after a evaluation when applying for medicare and disability due to the employment rates in Va.

    I know Im in the time line identical to most posted articles and id like to do something about it but I dont even want my family involved, let alone it ruined my puberty so I dont even know if id use the money to pay to remove the issue or further it. therefore I choose to remain silent and wait for nothing to come. thats pretty much the jist of it

    Posted on December 27, 2015 at 5:05 pm

  • Angelo says:

    Idk if this comment will attach to the other person that said they’re 27 years old, but I’m the same age, I don’t have an extra nipple, but people joke around and say I need to buy myself a Victoria’s secret bra, it’s getting RIDICULOUS how I had to endure that trash growing up as a teen, and PLEASE DON’T get me started on when people wanted me to do the “Truffle shuffle”. I have a lawyer in Texas handling my case but they can’t file it because the company is dismissing cases over 21 (I call BS). Johnson and Johnson, THANKS SO MUCH for trashing my body and self esteem and for attempting to get away as if you did nothing…FIX ME!!!

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  • Donald says:

    Im a 28 year old male who took resperdal as a teenager and I’ve had male breast every since. I’ve been waiting for about 2 years now n I want justice for the pain n suffering it has caused me.

    Posted on January 19, 2016 at 9:24 am

  • Kevin says:

    I’ve been prescribed this medication about a year ago. My mood has changed,my eating habits have changed. I’ve gained a lot of weight,and my chests are very weird looking. Almost ashamed to be in public from stares,n don’t understand why. Its hard day to day coping with this new lifestyle,when at onetime I was a heart throb.

    Posted on January 19, 2016 at 7:41 pm

  • Sam says:

    I’m 46 yrs. old and I started developing female breast’s after taking respedal and it feels weird when people stare at me.And my nipples are very sensitive.

    Posted on January 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm

  • Bernice says:

    My son started on resperdal at the age of 12 and went through a lot. Kids tease him about his chest. He strarted gaining so much weight and became very depress. I file a lawsuit 4 years ago and haven’t received anything yet. My don’t want anyone to see him without a shirt. His breast is big then most women. He ask me to get him a bra. I had to explain to him he can’t wear one. And what happen to him. Its sad when medicine surpose to help you destroy your life and self esteem. My son have to walk around all year can’t show his chest because some people don’t understand.

    Posted on February 18, 2016 at 6:57 am

  • Jennifer says:

    What about the females that went thru hell too being on this medication? Why aren’t they just as important?

    Posted on February 19, 2016 at 11:41 pm

  • Sonya says:

    My son was prescribed Risperdal when he was 7 years old. He was hospitalized for bipolar disorder, ADHD and ODD at the time he was prescribed the medication and he took it after he was released from the hospital. He started rapidly gaining weight and he has developed breasts, he is 13 years old now and it’s taking a toll on his self esteem and confidence. He already has to deal with the reality that he’s different from the other kids because of his disorder and him having breasts from the medication makes it worse forhim socially. I would like more information about this lawsuit, and I have his records of discharge from the hospital stating the medication he was prescribed upon being released. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.

    Posted on March 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm

  • E. Joseph says:

    I am a 27 year old male, I’ve been in the mental health care system since I was around 8 years old. I started getting prescribed medication from 12-18 taking myself off of all medication when I was giving the right to. I was taking risperdal and along with a few different medications cocktails, in and out of the local psychiatry hospital from 12-16, and then being sent out of my mothers care into the states care sent to the DBGR here in Fargo ND not returning home until after I was 18. As a child I was a active well fit until being forced onto medications by the local human services workers and my mother. At the age of 13 I started noticing my weight issues and personal hygiene, not only was I gaining weight I was sweating more and with a side effect of a medication I was on I wasn’t able to tolerate the sun in large doses with out getting fatigued and dizzy. At max I topped out at 350 lbs at age 16. I am currently down to 190lbs after years of hard work, eating healthy amounts of food and being moderately active. I suffer will huge self esteem issues. If it wasn’t being so huge, down to losing all that weight, seeing my rib cage and still having moobs. I’ve been wearing a men’s girdle to help with all the extra skin from shifting side to side as I walk, run, or skateboard. I’ve came to acknowledge with how easy it was after years of being off medication and the push of the people around me that with not binge eating and moderate activity(I am still lazy and not really active on low days), that my metabolism wasn’t the cause of my weight gain. I believe firmly if I was never introduced to the medication, my behavior and attitude would have mellow out over the years, and what I honestly needed was more stability, appropriate discipline, and supervision. My finial diagnose is dysthymia. I honestly as a man over 18, I am responsible of my actions. The words of my first Doctor to my mother after they played medication human experiments on my and me crashing (attempting to kill myself, getting into fights at school, fighting with my mother or sister, not going to school, sleeping for weeks until noon then catching a ride from my sister to school.) that medications will not work for me, that it is my attitude, the way I see the world. If I see the world like a negative hellhold then I am gonna live in it, yet if I see things as they are and that things the world won’t end over short term issues, then I’ll be a happier person. And for the most part the world is a good place, I do have my ups and downs, I know my faults and I’ve been working on them, major one is self discipline in which I lack, and I am also a enabler, in which I am getting much better at. I am in a currently in a relationship, we do fight, much of the time I do pick the fights, insecurity that the person I am dating will find someone better looking with out the sagging skin, after a year and a half I praise the person for staying with me, and putting up with the baggage that I’ve been carrying for well over a decade. I have a lot to say because I’ve gone through a eventful life, I’ve been in the position to have to self analyze and be open to discuss my life.

    Posted on April 22, 2016 at 1:52 am

  • Darlene says:

    How can that be your 27 and my son just made 26 this year 2016 ….I filed our case in 2012 with Reich n Binstock in 2012 and is still pending. However there was a time frame to file. I just switched to another lawyer and got FABULOUS NEWS! That the 1st test trial starts in 4wks in LA courts which means because they have about 15,000 cases thru out our country 7000 alone filed in LA…so their taking 4 cases with surgery and non surgery to trial and then the judge will decide how much each case will get and thats how basically they’ll determine all our cases will get.

    Posted on June 10, 2016 at 10:39 am

  • Danny says:

    I have a close family member going through this risperdal case. So how soon after the test trial run will plaintiffs get paid out you think and or according to lawyer? Thanks.

    Posted on June 14, 2016 at 8:41 pm

  • Jody says:

    What if you took this medication but it wasn’t prescribed and developed female breast (gynecomastia)? If you got the same side effects from the drug but no medical record to prove you were prescribed the medication but you obtained it somewhere else.

    Posted on July 4, 2016 at 5:56 am

  • Cory says:

    I have taken respirdal about 7 years ago and I took it for a couple of years, but then I stopped other because I didn’t like it. I was put back on it about 2 years ago. My chest has been sore for a while now and I was never diagnosed with gynecomastia but, my daughter a couple of years ago started telling me I have boobies. I didn’t think nothing of it I thought it was just me gaining weight. My nipples have doubled in size and are very sensitive. It wasn’t until 3 weeks ago I seen the commercial for this issue. It all makes sense now. I used to always run around shirtless but, I stopped a while ago because I felt uncomfortable and my daughters sweet little remarks. I feel for all of you out there with this issue. Stay strong and keep your head up. God bless you all!

    Posted on July 28, 2016 at 11:26 am

  • patricia says:

    OMG my son 14 years old was on risperdal for adhd next thing he is getting girls breast very painful hard can not even sllep on his belly it was not so much at first it was not effecting his life but has you know its about girls friends and he comes home and being teased at school football is passion on hold swimming on hold his teenage years just on hold always dark clothing and so painful its completly heart braking for me has a mom I have another son with autism 23 been on this meds for 15 years also small breast but I did not know that my 14 year old would have these results I feel so guilty

    Posted on August 3, 2016 at 9:50 pm

  • Shannon says:

    I started taking risperdal in 2010-2014 I was 28 and gain a lot of weight in my chest and body I couldn’t control my eating habits if I thought about food it made me hungry. The drug does not work for me and I want to be compensated because there are better drugs now

    Posted on August 9, 2016 at 1:45 am

  • Paula says:

    my son took risperdal for autism he is now 22. he has discharge from nippers but did not grow breasts I am still waiting to hear back from lawyers wondering will he be awarded anything

    Posted on August 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  • Jessica says:

    Why are women not getting a chance to fix the issues that they have faced with this medication? I was prescribed this in my teens and developed a third nipple. Aside from the embarrassment, I now lactate from it after having a child. The pain from the pressure of it under my breast is horrible. I have a premature infant though who needs my breast milk, so to stop because of the pain would result in harm to my child. I can’t get it removed without messing with my milk supply either. Also my left breast is significantly larger than my right because of this medicine. I don’t understand why the women affected by this drug don’t get justice as well. If they knew about this issue, why was the drug released for use in the first place? I used to be the perfect BMI for my gender and weight and quickly became an obese child and have struggled with my weight ever since which was part of the reason for my blood pressure during pregnancy and led to both of my children being born prematurely. My son has health issues from being born at 29 weeks gestation and may have cerebral palsy due to his early birth. It has affected me in more ways than one and has affected my children through me.

    Posted on October 8, 2016 at 9:29 pm

  • Cathy says:

    We committed our son to Fransiscan childrens hospital in Mass when he was 10 to get a diagnosis relating to his anger issues. He was there for 20 days. (The hardest days of our lives) He was diagnosed as bi polar. He was put on risperdol. Harvard was doing a study and Dr Bierdman was really pushing risperdol. Our beautiful son gained over 100 lbs with man breasts. My problem is everyone is suing risperdol. What about the doctors who were paid millions from the drug company to push this drug knowing full well of its problems . I hear he is still practicing! We should also be suing the Doctors who were paid. They should be in jail. Our son has never become who he could have become. Our lives have also been robbed.watching our son suffer. No $ can give back what was taken from us. The Doctors are just as bad, and should be part of this lawsuit!

    Posted on October 9, 2016 at 3:43 pm

  • Anonymous says:

    I am enraged by this! I am 33 years old and they have had me on and off this medication since I was a child. I have suffered from nearly every symtom described by the commentors. I lacked any significant group of friends in High School and was tormented in Middle School. I have extreme self-esteem issues, and I do push ups, work constantly and the damage done to me is going has caused me to pursue surgery.

    When I am around women, I feel like they are laughing at me. The tortuous affects of this useless medication have destroyed my sex life, and I would basically have to become and olympic body builder to fill out the areas of my chest that were enlarged. My mother is also furious and I have developed paranoia and a violent temper, even going so far as to learn self defense and lethal rykyu martial arts techniques to use on anyone who would make fun of me.

    I should not have to feel this way as an attractive, talented, moderantly successful person in my early 30s who feels like he can never get married or have a wife because of what this “medication” has done to me.

    I am fortunate that I have the intelligence and talent that I do, along with all the hard work I have done to make every other part of my body attractive, but NOTHING I do fixes the damage done to my my chest because of this.

    I truly empathize with the other victims of this criminal medication. I have become a hermit and avoid socializing, which is torture as a musician, and an award-winning one at that.

    I’m tired, lonely, addicted to tobacco and have to take a large dose of Klonipen every to reduce the anxiety. I have become bitter, very mean-spirited and and feel disgust towards most attractive women because I feel like they are making fun of me. I have a nice apartment, nice things am very attractive in facial and physical appearance, all except my chest area, which I have pretty much given up on trying to fix other than doing as much excersize as I can outside of being constantly exhausted from working so much.

    I have attempted suicide twice now becauae I feel like I will never have a lasting relationship. One of the times I wasn’t an “attempt” or a “game” as one of my friends, Sam said. I was very serious and was bleeding to death but knew that my ex-girlfriend had called 911 and I knew that I wouldn’t have bled to death quickly enough to avoid the authorities “saving” me, so I tight-wrapped my wound in a torniquette and fled until things died down. and was no longer pursued.

    I think, irrespective of when you were given this medicatin, you and I should receive compensation.

    I’m a very bitter and pissed off man in the prime of his life who wants to live a good decent life and have a lasting relationship.

    That’s what risperdal did to me, and it was also completely ineffective in treating my bi-polar. I’m not going to stop until receive the just compensation I am due, and I sincerely hope every other victim of this horrible drug gets the money he or she deserves for the Hell on Earth they have had to go through because of this evil torture drug.

    May all of us become blessed with everything good thing we are due so we can have our lives restored to decent and happy ones.

    Posted on November 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm

  • Roy says:

    It gave me gynecomastia within a month of taking it.

    Posted on December 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm

  • maryann says:

    Filled put needed papers a few months ago. Received a letter that they had everything needed. Now 2 months later we received a letter to see a plastic surgeon. Does our grandson who we have legal custody of that has taken respirdol n has enlarged breasts will ALSO get some money claim and the surgery needed? He was prescribed the med as he has autism n took it for some time. He was thin n started gaining weight…he doesn’t eat like orther children eat….wont even try foods. How can they make a psychological claim when he has autism and cant express himself w embarrassment etc. Thak you

    Posted on February 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  • Lee says:

    Has anyone received any money yet I would like to know how much

    Posted on February 26, 2017 at 2:30 am

  • Zack says:

    Has anybody managed to get anything out of this yet? I filed my case almost 3 years ago, and still nothing. I took this drug around 12 to 14 years old, and developed gynecomastia as a result. I also gained 90 pounds as well. The lawyers just called back after not hearing from them in over a year, but didn’t offer any particular good news.

    Posted on February 26, 2017 at 5:38 am

  • John says:

    I am a 38 year old man who developed gynecomastia at 16 years old. My nipples were sore in highschool, and I had breast type tissue underneath. At 28 years old I had a plastic surgeon operate, and my chest is perfect (in my eyes) now. In hindsight, I wish I hadn’t waited so long to get the surgery.

    I wanted to share the encouraging result with others who are thinking of gynecomastia surgery. There is hope and the surgery was a complete fix for me, it looks 100% proper male chest.

    Posted on March 9, 2017 at 12:58 am

  • Eric says:

    Wasent on it for long but its wierd the army put me on that. Soreness..small growth and lactate… Weight gain. Figured it was from otc supplements.

    Posted on April 5, 2017 at 4:51 pm

  • James says:

    I think we are wasting our time, money, and hope with these lawsuits. I personally have been waiting 4 years and have not even came close to trial. I have talked to my lawyers maybe 3x total. There are also like 18,000 claims against the company and so far only “7” have went to court. We’ll probably pass away long before our lawyers even reach court and our claims process. Not trying to crush anybody’s dreams, but its a waste of time. I have had multiple surgeries out of pocket and only have gained “losses” throughout this whole thing. My advice is save up, get the surgeries and move on with your life. Johnson and Johnson are the devil and they will NEVER accept responsibility and probably pay off lawyers and judges regardless…..So keep your head up guys and just move on! I also find it odd how the states are getting billion and million dollar checks for this and “we” are the ones who wake up and suffer with the gynecomastia. They got payed ASAP, but we have to wait an eternity? wheres the logic in that?

    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 12:22 am

  • alden says:

    Hi my name is Alden I’ve been on Risperdal since I was 18 I am now 32 with male breasts and my lawyer keeps telling me the case is in discussion it’s been 5 years almost another month it will be 5 years and it mentally physically makes me unhappy on the fact that I was never told about the side effects I was lactating at one point when I was on the medication and now I’m at the point where I just want to cut them off myself and I don’t know what to do it’s $3,000 aside I can’t even get this fixed they tried hormones I almost killed myself numerous times even in front of my child that’s not me so what do I do since I’ve been waiting for so long and I feel like it’s just in discussion that’s what my lawyer says in discussion but they don’t have to live with the male breast I feel like I’m just a scum on this Earth because of this don’t know what to do I asked my lawyer they tell me January to December or January they’ll have it in court but at the same time it’s just getting worse mentally physically I can’t even gain weight cuz if I do the breast the bigger looking 155 lb with an A cup my chest is sensitive and uncomfortable so what should I do any suggestions just at the point where taking a box cutter and cutting them off myself be cheaper than $3,000 aside any suggestions are any new recommendations on lawyers that can get stuff done went through everything mammograms excetera excetera

    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm

  • Shaqueal says:

    I was taking the drug as well every since 2002 all the way up to 2014 when a nurse who issued me my medication told me that the drug I was taking was a bad drug I had no idea where my breast was coming from I tried a way to reduce them but nothing work I was ridiculed by my fellow peers in jail about my breast tissue and had to fight multiple guys because they thought I had a sex change and that I was gay this drug has really effected my life to a point of no return I don’t like going to the beach or swimming because of this reason I hope that everyone who has taken the drug Risperdal find closure because its not fun getting picked on.

    Posted on May 24, 2018 at 11:31 am

  • Charlie says:

    I was Perscibed Rasperdole after haveing three toes amputated from a planter’s wort I had sinse 1968 by the VA.The planter wort was not painful untill 2009,it started to bleed.I was prescribed Glipizide and had three toes amputated by Delta Hospital and prescribed the Glipizide by Dortors at St. Franceses Hospital I then went back to the VA was prescibed Metfotmin .While taking I had a foot amputated in 2012.I was then prescribed Resperdol and had my foot amputated .I like to died and the team of doctos sad I was alergic to Resperdole.I haven’t the proof that the afore mentin Medicotions had to do with my foot being amputated,but I have had sore nipples inlarged brests and sore limbs. I am now sffering from inlarged Testicals or Strodum.

    Posted on October 4, 2018 at 12:53 pm

  • Montana says:

    I was diagnosed with gynecomastia back in 2013, the doctors said my case was minor and Trammel PC said I would be lucky to receive anything. I really dont care about the money, I just want the embarrassment removed and just enough money to put back for my daughter to go to college… my breast tissue sticks out about 2 inches and for years I was made fun of and today I cant go to a swimming whole without being made fun of and I’m a 26 man. You’d think I’d be used to it but no. It’s just not something you can get used to. It’s gotten to the point people have given me a nickname I dont like, nickname is Nips for the size of my breasts.

    Posted on January 21, 2019 at 6:35 pm

  • Inez says:

    After reading all these post it makes me that much more Angrier!!! I have been my sons voice for years because he cant literally speak for himself because he is 26 but on the level of s 6-8 year old with AUTISM and other diagnoses along with seizures..For all the men on here I’m Sorry for all your pain & suffering And that you guys get what’s rightfully yours very soon…I been my son’s voice for over 26 years but over 6 years with this case and still waiting…I be GLAD when this is all OVER and I hope the best for Everyone…

    Posted on January 27, 2019 at 9:52 am

  • Jeremy says:

    I would like anybody to tell me if they have gotten settlement in the last couple years I have what they classified as Class B gynecomastia or stage 2 gynecomastia and I’m curious on what I may be receiving I got picked on my whole life haven’t been able to swim or do Sports for the most part because I couldn’t take my shirt off without getting picked on and now I am 32 years old I’ve had my lawsuit going on for about 4 years does anybody know how long a lawsuit takes

    Posted on June 13, 2019 at 12:35 am

  • Elizabeth says:

    This awesome team is fighting for my son right now as we speak. My son grew boobs gained massive waight, was hurrassed at school. His breast are now offset and has been going threw real bad behavior problems since then. I pray they get that company good. Thank you A and I lawyers and team.

    Posted on June 15, 2019 at 9:21 pm

  • Martino says:

    Im 34. I took risperdal as a teen. I developed gynecomastia. My case has been going on for 4 years and my lawyer keeps saying I was going to get a settlement offer October 2018 and still nothing. JOHNSON AND JOHNSON can literally take forever to settle these cases . What is the point to even having these cases if nothing is going to come from it?

    Posted on June 26, 2019 at 3:11 pm

  • Cynthia says:

    My son also developed enlarged breasts after taking risperdal had a terrible impact on his life growing up people making fun of him telling him he needs a bra

    Posted on August 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm

  • Rusty says:

    I have been prescribed Risperdal from the age of 17 to the age of 31. I have not developed female breasts. I have suffered from severe paranoia fear and anxiety. Also auditory and visual hallucinations. I thought it was a sickness and my bipolar was progressing. I could not take showers with my eyes closed or be home alone or in dark places. I felt a deep fear and impending doom constantly. I Felt an unexplainable feeling but if i could put it in words, it felt as though something was following behind me and always lurking around me. I felt like i was going to be attacked all the time like the uneasy feeling of walking down a dark alley by yourself in a place not familiar. Constantly for years i literally felt something was going to kill me if i let my guard down and it was always with me waiting for the moment to pounce at me. I was unstable, exhausted, antisocial, and broken. About three months ago I started weening off of the medicine a small piece of pill at a time. Now everything, the paranoia, fear, anxiety are all gone. I have no symptoms of bipolar or any disorder. I can be in the dark. I can take showers or do anything with my eyes shut, I sense absolutely nothing is trying to hurt me or is after me and zero paranoia. I do not know of anyone else that has ever had these side effects from risperdal. I feel as if ive been robbed of years from my life. It was a living hell. I do not even think a lawyer can help me because i am not physically scarred. The proof i have is my family that witnessed this happen to me and a post i put on a site online called medium where I described what I was living. What should I do?

    Posted on August 24, 2019 at 11:35 pm

  • Rose says:

    I have been fighting for my 31 year old son with autism, he has no voice of his own, he has gained massive weight from risperdal, has breast leaking and has developed diabetes from this risperdal, our case has been dragging out since 2014, will be 6 years this coming new year, never hear anything, if yu call them you never get a straight answer and they act annoyed that you called them, wish my son would get what he deserves. good luck to you all.

    Posted on October 25, 2019 at 10:50 am

  • Angel says:

    I was 12 when I started to take the medicine Risperdal then that’s when my life went downhill I started to form female breast my nipples as well gained lots of weight within a short amount of time I was in school I was tormented picked on working out in school did not help even my own teammates made front of me this has caused so much stress to me and my family to the point to where I did not want to go to school anymore I can’t go in public without feeling so down and insecure about myself I did not hang out with friends this has ruined my social lifeMy self-esteemIt cause eating behaviors that caused me to gain lots of weight which caused depression this medication Risperdal ruined my life It has caused so much words cannot even explain!! Even my childhood I’m 20 now and I’m still depressed What did I do to deserve this all I was trying to do was get help but got worseand it’s worse thinking back to that time it took so much wasted time pain and effort to get where I’m at now and I need a break for me and my daughter and my family !!! Please help!

    Posted on December 9, 2019 at 11:56 am

  • JoAnne says:

    I would like to know how far back does the case can be? I also think Tagamet is the same thing, is it?
    Tagamet was what my son was on and he was diagnosed with Bilateral Gynecomastia.

    Posted on September 3, 2020 at 10:44 pm

  • Jonathan says:

    I’ve been waiting on this case to finalize for 5 years now an have done everything my lawyer has told me to an I’m just waiting still I suppose until they get around to me

    Posted on October 5, 2020 at 1:39 am

  • Darin says:

    I’m 34 now and I was held down and a finger was shoved down my throat daily for this medication . I noticed a difference in my breasts pretty fast. I’m not over weight or have any male in my family with large breasts. I took (forced to take) Risperdal for years until I was old enough and strong enough to stop my dad or shmic (5150 mental health clinic) from forcing it down my throat with their typically disgusting fingers.
    I’ve been asked by ever doctor that’s seen me without a shirt if I had gynecomastia, not knowing what they were talking about the appointments continued without further testing. I’ve lived with this my whole adult like, feeling bad to take off my shirt, wearing tanktops every single day my whole adult life. I live in California and when its 112+ degrees out I just wanted to take my shirt off. I’ve been called every name in the book with people joking at my expense. Like I said I’ve never been over weight so you can easily see it through my tee shirt and tanktops.
    I filed a lawsuit with another attorney company that was advertising years ago but after they sent me a packet and I filled it out and sent it back I’ve not heard anything back, unfortunately I had a Son with autism and my life has been more than miserable since then with not a second to finish the process.
    I truly hope this gets to someone who can help, I want so badly for them to pay to fix this so I can take my shirt off or just feel comfortable with a shirt on.

    Posted on March 29, 2021 at 4:07 pm

  • Vinson says:

    Risperdal gynacomastia lawsuit I have a settlement offer but it’s so low covers just amount of surgery I need help!!

    Posted on October 13, 2023 at 11:29 pm

  • Darlene says:

    My grandson takes dispersal and his breast just keep getting bigger.. He already has Issues with self-confidence. He puts his self down all the time already and now this is happening. He also has PTSD and autism so this doesn’t help at all.

    Posted on February 1, 2024 at 4:17 pm

  • Bryan says:

    I took Risperdal as a kid I’m 38 now and just learning about the lawsuit I have male breasts because of it what do I do

    Posted on February 29, 2024 at 4:32 pm

  • James says:

    on March 15,2023 while at rikers Island correctional facility grvc When i Notice with factual Evidence and information that dunng the time of my current incarceration I was given medication without such drugfacts Zyprexa, RespedaL and Remoran that inflicted male breast in Which was prescribed By Mental health doctor Michael bolus Before above sate March 15, 2023 I was given Random Blood test 3 The Result shown that my polatic levels were tooligh and apputment was made by likers Sand Nusing clician STaff, To See The GyNeComastia $ endoceinologist. in the month of June 2023 I went To Bellevue Hospital center and I was Seen B/ Natasha Myles 3 Jacques Hacquebord and Both doctors who examed me heating this Matter explained To me that they dont Know What was Causing Meto form breast Like a female other than Beng prescribed hormones fills in which I had Neva taken At All nor WAS I prescribed aNy, AND Failed to Run TesT To evaluate
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    Posted on March 8, 2024 at 5:02 pm

  • Adrian says:

    I was on this medication for years

    Posted on March 23, 2024 at 12:02 pm

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