If a loved was suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease took Risperdal and then suffered a stroke or sudden death, you may have a claim for damages.
Use of Risperdal in patients with dementia has been shown to increase the risk of strokes. In fact, the FDA, more than a decade ago, warned physicians and the public of the danger of giving Risperdal to elderly dementia patients.
Nonetheless, because Risperdal is so effective as a chemical restraint, it and drugs like it are an easy way out for medical staff that do not want to deal with the complexities of interacting with dementia patients.
If your loved one suffered a stroke after being diagnosed with dementia and prescribed Risperdal or Invega, you may have a claim for damages. Contact the Dysart Law Firm, P.C. for a free case evaluation.