Suffered due to Zyprexa? Law can help.

Zyprexa, given as atypical anti-psychotic medication, was introduced as a breakthrough drug for patients suffering from schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. The popularity this drug enjoyed was mainly because this drug was not being linked to Parkinson’s like symptoms, while most others from its class were. Unlike other similar drugs, Zyprexa from Eli Lilly managed to earn the popularity for being the most sold drug,  helping people get rid of such symptoms. After thorough studies and clinical research the drug was finally on shelves in the year 1996 under the generic name Olanzapine. With time when the drug’s side effects became known people had to reconsider as whether to take the drug or avoid it. Those who suffered from harmful effects contacted the court of law to get compensation for their sufferings. Few such law cases have been described in brief here.

After thousands of complaints and hundreds of lawsuits, the makers Eli Lilly were forced to take a strict action against the widespread reaction and fury people had towards Zyprexa. As per one such lawsuit in October 2005, the makers had to give an amount of $1 billion to settle 8000 cases linked with weight gain. The company in its response agreed to finance the research linked with olanzapine side effects.

Another lawsuit entitled as ‘Zyprexa is unsafe for Alzheimers‘, was published in the American Medical Association Journal, where in it was stated that the fatal side effect associated with Zyprexa was no small an issue to be overlooked. Healthcare experts rely on clinical evaluations, when prescribing a drug to any patient. In Zyprexa’s case, as some information was missing, the evaluation was far dangerous than anyone could anticipate.

There were a series of lawsuits filed against Eli Lilly for not warning public about potential risks behind the drug. Since the first lawsuit filed in 2001, there were numerous that made to the headlines till the year 2008.

Very few people believed that the vast popularity that Zyprexa enjoyed would be gone in just few years. The mounting lawsuits were enough to appear as evidence for the truth and reality behind the situation. The law now gives any such sufferer the right to allege the manufacturer and any other entity involved in such inhuman act.

Different reports have come to the notice regarding serious issues related to Zyprexa and the settlement of such cases have been surfacing frequently. As per a study, which was conducted over a period of 3 years, 300 cases of diabetes were reported and 23 deaths were also noted. The figure in itself was shocking and was enough to stir public opinion.

Keeping all the facts in mind, it is imperative for people to be aware about fatal or harmful effects of Zyprexa.