If you have been injured by the use of Risperdal and you need cash to make ends while your lawsuit is pending, we are here to help. We offer lawsuit funding in the form of cash to plaintiffs awaiting resolution of their case.
Also known as legal funding, settlement funding or pre-settlement funding, this type of arrangement provides quick access to the money you need to help cover day-to-day expenses or medical costs. Once your Risperdal case is resolved, we simply receive repayment plus any other applicable fees/charges from your settlement.
Applying for our Risperdal lawsuit funding is remarkably straightforward. All you have to do is supply some basic information when you call us or complete your application online. Once we’ve evaluated it and spoke with your attorney, we’ll make every effort to provide your settlement funding within 24 to 48 hours.
How to qualify for legal funding for your Risperdal case
In order to qualify for Risperdal legal funding, you must:
- Have been prescribed and used Risperdal before you were 18
- Been diagnosed with gynecomastia (the development of anomalous breast tissue in men)
- Be represented by a lawyer
- Have filed lawsuit
- Be at least 18 when you receive the lawsuit funding
The legal case against the makers of Risperdal
In recent years, thousands of Risperdal lawsuits have been filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) alleging that patients did not receive sufficient warning about the potential for significant side effects. These include but are not limited to gynecomastia, type 2 Diabetes, stroke and heart attack.
The U.S. Department of Justice also investigated the drug company for its marketing of off-label Risperdal. The investigation prompted a $2.2 billion settlement, which included payment of more than $400 million in criminal penalties for violations of the False Claims Act.
How to apply for Risperdal lawsuit funding
As we have already noted, our application process is quick and hassle-free. When you call or fill out our online application, you’ll be asked to provide information about yourself, your case and your attorney. But because approval is based on the merits of your case and chances for successful resolution, you don’t have to worry about your credit score or similar metrics used by traditional lenders.
How soon should you expect to get your settlement funding?
We take pride in our ability to expedite Risperdal lawsuit funding applications quickly and seamlessly. In most cases, we can process and approve your application within a couple of days. We’ll then send the money by the method you choose upon approval. In the event of any unanticipated complications or delays, we keep you fully informed about where things stand.
What are the pros and cons of Risperdal settlement funding?
The benefits of Risperdal settlement funding are that you get the money you need when you need it. Once you have it, you can use it to cover the bills, buy groceries, pay the rent or mortgage and so forth. You can also use it to cover medical expenses..
Because this type of legal funding is not a traditional loan, you don’t have to start paying us back straight away. Instead, the amount you owe is deducted from your settlement when, and only when, your case is resolved. And because it is not a traditional loan, we don’t use traditional benchmarks – such as your credit score – in the approval process.
One significant con is that your case may be settled for less than anticipated. In this case, there may not be enough to cover the amount of the funding. If so, we will work with you to resolve the matter.
Another risk is that your case may drag on much longer than anticipated – sometimes for years. In these circumstances, you may find that you need additional funding. If this happens, any fees/charges associated with the actual amount may also add up quickly, meaning you will owe more (more will be taken from your settlement) than you initially anticipated. In the off chance that your case resolves unfavorably, you owe nothing.
What is Risperdal?
Risperdal is also known as Risperidone (its generic name). It is an anti-psychotic drug and as such is used for the treatment of serious mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other conditions. It has also been used to treat some patients with OCD when other, traditional treatments haven’t worked.
Unfortunately, there is a lengthy – and well-documented – history of problems related to the manufacturing and marketing of the drug. Initially, litigation targeted the drug maker and its marketing department for off-label marketing mentioned above.
More recently, plaintiffs have filed thousands of lawsuits claiming prolonged use of the drug causes the enlargement of men’s breasts. As previously noted, the plaintiffs in these cases have also claimed they never got adequate warning about the potential for these and other significant side effects. Johnson and Johnson finally changed the label in 2006 to address these concerns, but that did little to ease the suffering of boys and men who had taken the drug, sometimes for years, prior to that.
Significant side effects of Risperdal
In addition to gynecomastia, the following side effects are also associated with Risperdal:
- Weight gain
- Abnormal movements/ticks and difficulty moving
- Irregular heartbeat sometimes resulting in sudden death.
If you have ever experienced any of the above after using Risperdal, and have pursued legal recourse, we may be able to help you obtain the money you need to make ends meet while your case is pending. But you have to take the first step. Fill out an online application or call us to start the Risperdal legal funding process today.
Oasis provides pre-settlement funding, also known as consumer litigation funding, to its customers through different products depending on their state of residence or cause of action. Many consumers will be provided pre-settlement funding in the form of a purchase agreement, which assigns a portion of the pending proceeds from their legal claim. Other consumers, such as those in CO, IL, MN, MO, SC, WI and some OK residents, will be offered a funding in the form of a pre-settlement loan, sometimes referred to as a lawsuit loan. These transactions have important differences, therefore, consumers should carefully review and be aware of the type of transaction that is offered to them by any funding company.