A closer look at gynecomastia and its causes
Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 1:22 pm by Williams Hart
Gynecomastia, or the enlargement of breast tissues among males, is a medical condition caused by the imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. This illness may affect one or both breasts, and may occur upon birth or during the adolescent period.
Certain underlying medical conditions have been associated with gynecomastia, such as liver cirrhosis, kidney failure, and hyperthyroidism. Several cases of gynecomastia, however, have been found to be a result of using Risperdal – an antipsychotic drug being marketed as safe and effective for pediatric use.
Treatment of gynecomastia can involve invasive and financially costly procedures, such as mastectomy and liposuction. If you believe using Risperdal has caused your child to suffer from gynecomastia, you have the right to explore your options for filing a lawsuit against its maker. Our lawyers at Williams Hart know how to legally assist victims in their fight for justice and financial compensation. Call us at (713) 352-7071 to determine the possibility of taking legal action.