Defective Drug - Zyprexa ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Defective Drug - Zyprexa

Claiming he developed diabetes and suffered grievous and permanent bodily and mental harm after taking the prescription drug Zyprexa, Edward Fox filed suit against Eli Lilly in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 24. Zyprexa was prescribed to Fox in 2000 to treat a mental condition and while during his time of taking the medicine he was diagnosed with diabetes and diabetes-related illnesses. In 2001, Zyprexa was approved for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. “According to the complaint, Lilly had knowledge of the numerous adverse events of diabetes, hyperglycemia, glucose intolerance, ketoacidosis, and pancreatitis and other adverse reactions to Zyprexa in foreign countries including Japan and England.” On Sept. 11, 2003, the FDA informed all manufactures that all labeling must bear a warning. Fox claims it wasn’t until March 1, 2004 that Lilly sent physicians a letter advising them of the warnings.

1 comment:

  1. Zyprexa claims being stonewalled

    Where is the $1.42 billion Eli Lily Zyprexa settlement going as many victim claimants haven't been paid yet? It's the largest pharma-fraud-whistleblower case in US history.

    Whoa,how are they going to defend themselves from little ole me?
    They have three certified letters from me substantiating my claim. I am a classic case for compensation having taken the stuff for four years (for off-label PTSD). I paid thousands of dollars out of my own pocket in co-payments for the Zyprexa which gave me sudden onset diabetes in 2000 with a deadly A1C of 14.2 all documented at my site.

    Eli Lilly has up to 250 lawyers just on their payroll in Indy; they have NEVER contacted me except in 2005 to get a release of my medical records. My doctor says, (get this) they never contacted him to verify the information.
    There must be millions out there harmed by this drug.

    Daniel Haszard