Risperdal is a prescription medication used to treat irritability in autistic children and adults suffering from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Additionally, the drug has been found to increase the chances of developing diabetes or causing blood sugar levels to worsen for those who already have diabetes.You may be eligible to receive compensation through filing an Illinois dangerous drug claim if you have suffered diabetic complications that are a result of taking Risperdal. A Chicago product liability attorney can assist you when determining the validity of your case and the liable parties.Some of the diabetic complications that are associated with Risperdal include:
- hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels);
- ketoacidosis (untreated hyperglycemia);
- diabetic coma; and
Some of the symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision and slow-healing wounds. These are just some of the symptoms that your physician should be made aware of if you are currently taking or had been taking Risperdal.It is also very important that diabetics who take Risperdal regularly monitor their blood sugar levels in case their condition begins to worsen.You can learn more about the connection between Risperdal and diabetes by visiting our article library. When to Hire a Chicago Product Liability AttorneyA Chicago product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has dealt with similar cases to yours and knows the best course of action for your claim. To improve your chances at a fair settlement and take the burden out of all the paperwork involved in an Illinois dangerous drug claim, contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.