Some estimates say up to 10 percent of all children in the United States have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)1. That’s why so many people have turned to medications like Concerta and Ritalin to help manage the mental disorder.
Unfortunately, ADHD drugs like Concerta carry major risks to patients of all ages, especially children and adolescents. Some of the potential side effects remain less publicized by drugmakers, such as suicidal thoughts, heart problems, seizures, and more.
But, patients who have experienced severe and unexpected side effects from Concerta may have some recourse. Those suffering from ADHD and their families have started exploring potential lawsuits against pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, over claims that it failed to warn the public of serious side effects.