Zyprexa is a medication that is used to treat psychoses including schizophrenia and acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder. Researchers, have determined that Zyprexa may increase a person's risk of developing diabetes and hyperglycemia. Researchers have also found evidence that Zyprexa may cause Pancreatitis.
On June 9, 2005, Lilly announced that it will settle for $690 Million approximately three-quarters of the liability lawsuits stemming from claims that the label on Zyprexa medication boxes failed to provide adequate warning that the drug could put patients at increased risk for developing diabetes. As recently as April 11, 2005 the FDA issued an alert advising health care providers, patients, and patient caregivers to safety issues regarding Zyprexa
--substantial weight gain
--neuroleptic malignant syndrome
If you or a loved one has used the prescription drug Zyprexa and noticed adverse side effects, such as those listed above, you should contact a physician immediately. If you wish to discuss your legal rights, are interested in more information on Zyprexa litigation, or if you have information about a case that you would like to share with us, please contact the law offices of Keller & Keller LLP for a free consultation concerning your potential rights. Keller & Keller LLP has office locations in Indiana, Michigan and New Mexico and will be able to evaluate your potential case at no cost to you.