Risperdal and TardiveDyskinesia facts
Risperdal and TardiveDyskinesia connection
Tardive Dyskinesia is a rare movement disorder caused by antipsychoticmedications. “Atypical” antipsychotics such as Risperdalare designed to reduce the occurrence of conditions such as Tardive Dyskinesia,yet they occur nevertheless. There is no effective treatment for TardiveDyskinesia because it can take years or even decades before symptoms suchas uncontrolled repetitive, involuntary, and purposeless movements suchas lip smacking, rapid eye blinking, grimacing, and spasms in the legsand arms begin to appear.
Risperdal has a long history of causing Tardive Dyskinesia. In fact,on May 26, 2000, a jury awarded a victim of Risperdal-induced TardiveDyskinesia a settlement of $6.7 million. Many of the people who now sufferfrom Tardive Dyskinesia brought on by atypical antipsychotics like Risperdalwere led to believe that these new drugs were free from previous dangers,so many doctors and psychiatrists prescribed them without regard for thesafety of health of their patients.
No medication should cause more harm than it alleviates. If you or someoneyou loved was adversely affected by Risperdal and developed Tardive Dyskinesia,you need to contact a lawyer immediately. Depending on your situationyou may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Do notwait any longer - contact an experienced Risperdal attorney and get thejustice you deserve today.