An antipsychotic drug, Invega is a paliperidone medication. It was created to reduce the symptoms of schizophrenia in adults. One of the active ingredients in this drug is prolactin, which is a hormone that makes women produce milk during pregnancy and grow breasts during puberty. One of the symptoms resulting from the injection of Invega is the development of breasts—in both males and females.
Suffering side effects from the use of Invega? Get in touch with the Kansas City drug injury lawyers at our firm: 816-888-8888.
The Risk of Gynecomastia & Other Side Effects
Gynecomastia is a condition that can cause males to develop enlarged breast tissue. This issue occurs when the use of Invega results in an increased production of prolactin. Excess prolactin can do more than just result in uncomfortably large breasts for men.
Other side effects can include the following:
- Impotence or sexual dysfunction
- Discharge from the nipples
- Breast pain and swelling of nipples
- Firmness in nipples
In 2013, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines to the Department of Justice for improperly marketing Invega to children, who had notably developed severe side effects as well.
Think You May Have an Invega Lawsuit?
Peterson & Associates, P.C. is a seasoned drug injury firm that has handled a diverse range of cases and class action lawsuits over the years. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys are prepared for any type of pharmaceutical litigation case and are backed by a track record of $500+ million in verdicts and settlements*.
We can help clients fight for damages such as:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Psychological trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Cost of medical care and treatment
When you come to our firm, we can carefully assess your case and help you determine if you have a potential Invega lawsuit.