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What is gynecomastia?

Posted on Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 9:47 am by Williams Hart    

The enlargement of the glandular tissue of the male breast is called gynecomastia. This condition often occurs as a result of a hormonal imbalance in the body, especially when the male body has more estrogen (female hormone) than androgen (male hormone).

Gynecomastia is commonly associated with other medical problems such as chronic kidney failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and hyperthyroidism. One prominent cause of gynecomastia may be the abuse of drugs and several medications.

The anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, has spawned many lawsuits in which gynecomastia was cited as a side effect. Research has also linked this drug to the condition, and the manufacturer has listed gynecomastia as a side effect on the prescription packaging.

If you have been affected by serious side effects of a drug you should have been able to trust, the legal team at Williams Hart is prepared to represent you as you seek justice and compensation. Call us today at (713) 352-7071 to learn about the services we offer.

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