One unfortunate side effect for some men and boys who took Risperdal is male breast growth called gynecomastia. Risperdal gynecomastia victims are left bear the burden of Risperdal side effects physically, emotionally and financially.
There is no easy way to treat gynecomastia. The only way to completely fix the problem is by undergoing gynecomastia surgery, which can be expensive. In fact, the average cost of gynecomastia surgery is more than $3,000, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Patients and their families are often left to bear the financial burden of gynecomastia surgery costs, because the procedure isn’t often covered by insurance.
Additional fees associated with gynecomastia surgery may include:
• Medical testing costs • Anestheisia cost • Surgeon’s fee • Surgical facility cost • Post-operative supplies including garments and medication
You should not be forced to pay out-of-pocket for gynecomastia surgery costs if your son developed gynecomastia while taking Risperdal. The manufacturer of Risperdal should take responsibility for injuries caused by its drug. Contact a Risperdal lawyer to discuss how you can recover gynecomastia surgery costs.