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Zyprexa Side Effects and Lawsuit

Zyprexa Lawyers and Lawsuits

Privett Law has been helping those unfortunate victims who have been injured by defective drugs for many years. While medical advancement and new medications have had a positive effect on public health in general, there are problems that arise with many of these new drugs, and these problems can lead to serious injuries and even death in certain circumstances.

One of the drugs that has encountered problems with safety is Zyprexa. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of taking Zyprexa, you need to contact an Oklahoma defective drugs attorney as soon as possible to schedule an initial consultation. You have rights that need to be explored and, if advisable, enforced.

Who Makes Zyprexa?

Zyprexa is manufactured and distributed by Eli Lilly, and Company, and this corporate giant has been a market leader in the realm of prescription medication for many years, generating billions of dollars in revenue annually.

Zyprexa’s Intended Use

Zyprexa is a member of a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics, also known in some cases as psychotropics, and its intended use is to help those who suffer from psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders of the brain. Zyprexa helps to correct the chemical flow in the brain and to alleviate the symptoms of hearing voices and the like that are nothing short of torturous for the patient.

Side Effects of Zyprexa

Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before Zyprexa was linked to the development of several serious side effects, much like the other atypical antipsychotics. According to the FDA, these dangerous side effects can include:

Death in elderly patients – this occurred in patients who used Zyprexa for dementia. 
Diabetes – this is a lifelong condition that deals with insulin-related problems. 
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) – this condition should be treated as an emergency, as it can cause extreme damage to the kidneys.
Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) – this condition features uncontrollable muscle movements.
Low blood pressure – low blood pressure can be dangerous because of the risk it presents to the heart and brain.

If you are experiencing any abnormal symptoms, including:

  • Headaches
  • Motor skill problems
  • Random muscle movements
  • Fainting
  • Dizziness

If you are experiencing any symptoms that seem abnormal while you’re taking Zyprexa, contact your primary medical care provider immediately to schedule an evaluation.

FDA Involvement with Zyprexa

The FDA has been involved with the regulation of Zyprexa and all of the atypical antipsychotics in recent years, as all of them have been linked to the same sort of problems and side effects. Generally, the FDA has worked in conjunction with the manufacturers to publish warning letters as they became available, and the FDA’s Web site includes an entire information sheet that has compiled all of the potential risks involved with Zyprexa and other drugs of the same type. As of now, Zyprexa has not been recalled, but the FDA along with defective drugs attorneys all over the country are monitoring the situation.

Understanding Your Legal Rights

If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of taking Zyprexa, you need to act now to take control of your situation. The best first step to take is to contact Privett Law today to schedule an initial consultation. This will get the process of asserting your rights started.

During your initial consultation with your attorney, you will be asked to provide a full explanation of the events that led to your situation. For instance, I will likely need to know:

  1. When you started taking Zyprexa;
  2. Why you started taking it;
  3. Who prescribed it;
  4. How long you were taking it;
  5. When you noticed a potential problem;
  6. How quickly you reported the problem;
  7. What the doctor diagnosed as a result;
  8. What additional treatment you required or continue to need;
  9. What injuries you suffered in addition to your diagnosis, if any;

10.  Whether you’ve been in contact with your doctor or the manufacturer.

If you and I decide that you have a valid claim and should proceed, you’ll need to work with me in gathering evidence. For instance, you’ll need to locate your prescription order, any receipts, medical reports and any correspondence that took place between you and your insurance company.

If you are unable to locate any or all of these documents, there’s no need to delay in contacting Privett Law – I will be able to help you investigate the problems with Zyprexa after you execute a simple release that allows me to act on your behalf.

Zyprexa Lawyers, Attorneys and Lawsuits

If you’ve suffered as a result of taking Zyprexa, you really have two choices – continue to suffer needlessly and pay all the costs associated with your injuries, or contact Privett Law today to schedule an initial consultation.