In filing Zyprexa lawsuits, attorneys at Arentz Law Group, P.C. are helping victims from across the United States pursue just compensation for damages suffered as a result of Zyprexa side effects. Zyprexa is an antipsychotic medication, and it has been linked to a number of serious and potentially fatal side effects. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of Zyprexa side effects, you could be entitled to compensation in a dangerous drug lawsuit. Read on to learn more about problems others have encountered after using Zyprexa, then contact us to schedule a free Zyprexa lawsuit consultation.
Zyprexa is made by Eli Lilly, and was approved by the FDA in 1996 to treat schizophrenia. Zyprexa has also been used in an off-label capacity to treat bipolar disorder, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, and autism. Since its introduction, more than 17 million people across the world have used Zyprexa, which is a member of the atypical antipsychotic family of medications, along with:
Ten years after Zyprexa was approved by the FDA, in December 2006, a New York Times article claimed that Eli Lilly “engaged in a decade-long effort to play down the risks of Zyprexa” by willfully withholding important information about the link between Zyprexa and diabetes from the medical community. In addition to a heightened risk for diabetes, patients who use Zyprexa are also at a higher risk for the following potentially fatal side effects:
So many people have been affected by Zyprexa side effects that in 2005, Eli Lilly established a fund of up to $690 million dedicated to Zyprexa lawsuit settlements. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with diabetes after taking Zyprexa, or if you have been the victim of other Zyprexa side effects, you have the right to pursue compensation for your damages, including medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. For more information on victims’ rights in Zyprexa lawsuits, contact us to schedule a free legal consultation with a respected personal injury lawyer.