Zyprexa injuries have the potential to pose a serious and deadly threat to consumers who use this prescription drug. Diabetes and related complications are among the most serious Zyprexa injuries that can harm those who take this drug. People who have suffered Zyprexa injuries have the legal right to seek compensation for their losses through a civil personal Zyprexa injuries lawsuit.
A Zyprexa injuries lawsuit is filed against the makers of this dangerous drug on behalf of those who have suffered Zyprexa injuries. An individual lawsuit can be filed against the makers of this drug on behalf of one person who has suffered Zyprexa injuries or a class action lawsuit can be filed on behalf of a number of victims. A class action lawsuit was filed in the United States in 2004 against Eli Lilly on behalf of all persons who have taken this dangerous drug, whether or not they have suffered Zyprexa injuries.
Through a Zyprexa injuries lawsuit people who have been injured through use of this atypical antipsychotic can seek compensation for their losses. In cases where Zyprexa injuries have been deadly, the family of the person who suffered fatal Zyprexa injuries may be able to seek compensation for their losses in a wrongful death lawsuit. Through a Zyprexa injuries lawsuit, people are eligible to seek compensation for their medical expenses, rehabilitation, loss of income, disability, pain and suffering, and more.
The risk of Zyprexa injuries was discovered before this drug was even approved for use in the United States in 1996. Pre-marketing clinical trial results indicate that more than one in five participants suffered serious Zyprexa injuries. Two-thirds of all pre-marketing clinical trial participants had to discontinue the study because of Zyprexa related complications. This information was made available to both the FDA and Eli Lilly before this drug was approved, yet the risk of Zyprexa injuries did nothing to alter decisions made by the government or the drug company.
The Australian, Japanese, and British governments each issued warnings about the risk of Zyprexa injuries long before the United States officially acknowledged these risks. In 2002 Duke University published findings that the FDA could no longer ignore. Duke researchers discovered 289 cases of patients who developed diabetes as result of taking Zyprexa. Other Zyprexa injuries suffered by these patients also included hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis, pancreatitis, and other diabetes complications. Twenty three people died as a result of their Zyprexa injuries in the Duke study alone.The risk of suffering Zyprexa injuries can be greater for certain patient populations. Those with a history of diabetes in their family and those with a history of high blood pressure, heart complications, liver problems, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, and epilepsy may be at a greater risk for Zyprexa injuries. If you are concerned about the risks of Zyprexa injuries, you may wish to speak with a doctor in greater detail. If you or a loved one has suffered Zyprexa injuries, please contact us to speak with a reputable and experienced attorney who can evaluate your case to determine your legal rights and options in a case.