Eli Lilly & Co. has been hit with lawsuits and class actions involving side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine), a popular antidepressants. Our lawyers are investigating claims involving severe withdrawal, suicidal behavior, and birth defects that occurred when Cymbalta was used during pregnancy.
Cymbalta Class Action Lawsuit Information
January 29, 2013 — Eli Lilly & Co. is asking a federal judge in California to throw out a Cymbalta class action, according to Law360. The lawsuits accuses the drug-maker of failing to warn about the risk of severe withdrawal symptoms, which users call “brain zaps.”
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a Cymbalta class action. Eli Lilly & Co. has already been hit with a class action, but it was filed on behalf of everyone who purchased Cymbalta in California — not individual plaintiffs with severe side effects.
Instead of a class action, our attorneys are reviewing legal claims involving:
- Birth defects when Cymbalta was taken during pregnancy
- Severe withdrawal symptoms (“brain zaps”)
- Suicidal behavior in children and adolescents
- And more
About Class Actions
Class actions are a type of lawsuit in which a large group of people consolidate their individual claims into one representational action. When drug-makers fail to warn about severe side effects, class actions are often useful to help people who purchased the drug seek a refund.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Cymbalta Class Action
There is no excuse for drug-makers who fail to warn about serious side effects or sell defective drugs. Cymbalta is associated with extremely serious side effects — withdrawal, suicide, and birth defects.
For individual people who were seriously injured, class actions can have disadvantages. Plaintiffs may have to accept higher attorneys’ fees or a “low-ball settlement.” Our trial attorneys file individual lawsuits because we believe this is the best way we can help each of our clients maximize their financial recovery.