Risperdal is a powerful antipsychotic drug that is used for the treatment of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and autism. However, in recent years the drug has been widely prescribed ‘off-label’ as a sedative for older individuals with dementia. This unapproved use has had fatal consequences, as Risperdal has been associated with more than 30 deaths in seniors being treated for dementia.
Free Risperdal Stroke Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had a stroke after taking Risperdal, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Risperdal and our lawyers can help.
What are the Symptoms of a Stroke?
The acronym “F.A.S.T.” can be used to remember the symptoms of a Risperdal-induced stroke. When you or someone else has any of these symptoms, seek medical attention right away. F.A.S.T. stands for:
F: Face Drooping – When 1 side of the face droops or gets numb all of a sudden. Think someone is having a stroke? Tell them to smile. If their smile is uneven, it may indicate that they are having a stroke.
A: Arm Weakness – 1 arm suddenly gets weak or numb. Tell the person to raise their arms. If 1 arm drifts downwards, they may be experiencing a stroke.
S: Speech Problems – Is the person’s speech becoming slurred or hard to understand? Tell them to repeat an easy sentence such as “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated properly?
T: Time to call 9-1-1 – If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the signs listed above, even if they go away, call 9-1-1 immediately. Check the time to be sure when symptoms first appeared.
Beyond F.A.S.T. – Other Stroke Symptoms You Should Know
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg, arm or face
- Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Do I Have a Risperdal Stroke Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Risperdal Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Risperdal Stroke Cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one had a stroke after taking Risperdal, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Risperdal Stroke Suit and our lawyers can help.