Autism in Children and Risperdal

Autism in Children and Risperdal

Autism is one of the most complicated and least understood of all psychiatric disorders. It is a very narrow term that covers a very broad number of symptoms that deal with the social interaction, behavior, and communication development of almost one out of every 166 children. Most people display signs of autism before the age of three. There is no “typical” case of autism, some people with the condition lead healthy, responsible, and functioning lives, while others must be committed to psychiatric wards because they are a danger to themselves or others.

Most doctors believe that autism is caused by abnormal physical and neurochemical brain development. Risperdal is often used to treat a special form of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome, a condition characterized by above average intellectual capacity but underdeveloped social skills. Even though it was not tested to treat this condition Janssen Pharmaceutica did not initially discourage using Risperdal on Asperger’s patients. Unfortunately no one knew the side effects of Risperdal on children, let alone those with a debilitating condition like autism. The side effects present in adults such as cancer, blood clots, strokes, and stroke-like events could potentially affect children as young as three.

If your child took Risperdal and suffered serious negative side effects you may be entitled to seek compensation for any injuries. Let us help you through this difficult time and take action against those who brought undue suffering on your child. We are ready to fight for you. Contact us today.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
  • - -
  • By clicking the "Submit" button below, you agree that law firms you are matched with may contact you by telephone even if you are on a federal or state Do Not Call registry. Up to 10 law firms may respond to your request within approximately 2 weeks. In some cases 3 or more firms may respond to your request after 30 days. Use of this site is subject to our Terms of Use.

Home | Sitemap

Website Design & Web Positioning by Wise Law Group

Copyright ©2012- All rights reserved | Terms of Use

If your child took Risperdal and suffered serious negative side effects you may be entitled to seek compensation for any injuries.