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Zyprexa Class Action Lawsuit

Zyprexa Class Action Lawsuit

Eli Lilly & Co. has already paid $3 billion to resolve thousands of Zyprexa lawsuits, but people continue to come forward to report severe side effects — including skin reactions, heart attack, and more.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Zyprexa induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

Zyprexa (olanzapine) is an antipsychotic drug made by Eli Lilly & Co. It has been used by over 20 million people since it was approved by the FDA in 1996.

Zyprexa Lawsuits

Over 18,000 lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by Zyprexa. They accused Eli Lilly of marketing it for unapproved uses and downplaying the risk of side effects.

In 2007, Eli Lilly agreed to pay $500 million to resolve the litigation. In total, the company paid $1.2 billion to 28,500 people who experienced severe side effects.

Two years later, the company paid $1.42 billion to settle civil and criminal investigations into illegal “off-label” marketing with the Justice Department and several states.

FDA Warnings for Zyprexa

The FDA has issued several warnings about side effects of Zyprexa. In May 2016, a Safety Communication was issued for a rare but severe, life-threatening skin reaction known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS). Click here to read more.

Zyprexa “Black Box” Warning

The Prescribing Information for Zyprexa has a “Black Box” warning that it increases the risk of death for patients with dementia-related psychosis.

In clinical trials involving 5,100 patients, Zyprexa was associated with a 60% increased risk of death compared to a placebo — 4.5% of patients on Zyprexa died vs. 2.6% on a placebo. Most of the deaths were caused by cardiovascular events (e.g., heart failure, heart attack, sudden death) or infections (e.g., pneumonia).

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our lawyers are not currently filing a Zyprexa class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by severe side effects.

About Class Actions

Class actions are an ideal way for a lot of people to seek compensation for similar legal claims as efficiently as possible. Everyone joins together, consolidates their claims into one lawsuit, and shares any payout awarded by a jury or settlement.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

The problem with class actions is that they are not designed to maximize compensation for individual plaintiffs with the most serious injuries. It is extremely rare for consumer class actions to go to trial. Members may also have to accept “low-ball” settlements or higher legal fees.

Instead of a class action, we are filing individual lawsuits. We help our clients seek compensation for their medical expenses, future care, permanent injuries, lost income, wrongful death of loved ones, and more.

Do I have a Zyprexa Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Zyprexa induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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