Your Seroquel Lawyer is a Phone Call Away
The drug Seroquel manufactured by the London drug maker, AstraZeneca, had been prescribed for depressive disorders, specifically bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, with seemingly positive responses by patients in conducted studies. Although high blood sugar, diabetes and weight gain have been noted side effects, the drug maker made it a practice of ‘playing down’ these obvious side effects resulting from the usage of Seroquel.
The side effects commonly discussed in the use of Seroquel are:
- dry mouth
- upset stomach
- increased appetite
- speech and language difficulties
- weight gain and
- stuffy nose
Notably, the more disturbing incidences of high blood sugar and diabetes issues are barely even glossed over in the promotional pieces about the drug. If you were prescribed Seroquel to treat your depressive disorder and have experienced any ill effects, it may be time for you to consider filing a Seroquel lawsuit.
You don’t need to start from scratch–you can find a Seroquel recall attorney here at the Ogletree Abbott Law Firm who is prepared to help you with your case. You can contact a Seroquel lawyer in Houston now by dialing 713-223-1234 or nationwide at 800-779-4950!
Seroquel has been produced by AstraZeneca of the UK as an antipsychotic medication prescribed to lessen the symptoms of many depressive disorders. It was reported to produce excellent results in patients, providing a more balanced life – with restful sleep and even moods. With a laundry list of side effects, the prescriptions continue to be written by doctors for patients, both young and mature. Although cautioned that it will not help relieve symptoms of dementia, it is not recommended for older patients. It works in the same way as other antipsychotic drugs by affecting the chemicals in the brain.
Suffering patients were relieved. Until reports of developing onset diabetes began rolling in.
Are the Results from Studies on Seroquel Being Hidden from the Public Eye?
AstraZeneca has been accused of burying reports of studies that exposed the recurrence of diabetes in patients using Seroquel. As more and more Seroquel lawsuits have been filed—some of which have been settled by the UK drug maker– these reports have begun to see the light of day.
With a side effect that is as life-changing as diabetes is, the public is screaming that they had the right to know about it. And they are screaming through their lawyers and the court system – from the east coast to the west coast.
The Dangers of Seroquel Usage
Of course, the mild side effects of drowsiness, dry mouth and the log list noted above may seem to be minor inconveniences – but the development of full-blown diabetes is much more that a trivial occurrence.
For someone who never had an issue with their blood sugar, this disease brings about a complete life change. From monitoring your blood sugar levels on a regular basis to dietary restrictions, a person who develops this disease because a drug maker took special steps to hide the side effect from the public should find this reprehensible. Not only is the fact that AstraZeneca hid it a breach of the public trust, but it is something that cannot be tolerated.
It must not tolerated by the public, by the governmental agencies charged with maintaining the public health and full disclosure (FDA), the courts and the full legal system – or by anyone in the global community. We are all connected. We all bear a responsibility to one another.
It is almost unbelievable that a company would even try to hide something like this – especially from the public that is making AstraZeneca rich. The drug companies need to be held to a higher standard of honor than they have shown us.
Has Seroquel Been Recalled by the FDA?
Although settlements have been reached between law firms, plaintiffs and AstraZeneca, Seroquel continues to be prescribed for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other depressive disorders. Now that “the cat is out of the bag” and patients are aware of the blood sugar issues – doctors are charged with being more proactive in monitoring the blood sugar levels of patients to whom they prescribed the medication. The drug maker is already reaping the wrath of a betrayed public – doctors who prescribe the medication, Seroquel, without taking the appropriate steps to protect their patients might be the next to be held accountable by a Seroquel lawyer.
Want Something to Help Deal with the Symptoms of Schizophrenia or Bipolar?
Of course, you may need help dealing with the symptoms of depression and/or schizophrenia. Knowing that a person with risk factors leading to the development of high blood sugar problems is at even a higher risk when using Seroquel enables you to make a smart and educated choice.
If you are currently using Seroquel, have your doctor assess your risk for diabetes.
Decide whether you need a new medication – or a Seroquel recall attorney. Ultimately, once you are an informed consumer, the decision is yours. Are the benefits of Seroquel treating your symptoms worth the risks involved? Only you can answer this question.
No doctor, no drug company, no attorney can make this decision for you. You must make the ultimate decision.
Is it Time to Hire a Seroquel Lawyer?
If you are thinking about filing a Seroquel lawsuit, it is because you have been harmed at the hands of the drug maker, AstraZeneca. It is not because they make Seroquel – or because you used it – it is because they actively took part in hiding the side effects of using this drug. You were unable to make an informed decision because the correct information simply was not made available to you and the rest of the public.
Whether AstraZeneca wants to admit it or not – they owe you full disclosure. Fortunately for you, courts are forcing them to admit it all over the country.
Harmed individuals have filed individual lawsuits or have banded together into class action suits all over the US, holding them accountable for their deceptive practice of hiding studies results which were not profitable for their business. All drug makers have a responsibility to disclose the results of studies, whether positive or negative, if those results are a measurable effect.
Obviously, diabetes is a measurable negative side effect.
Sometimes we must fight for the right thing—that is where we can help. A Seroquel recall attorney from the Ogletree Abbott Law Firm will:
- Provide you with a free consultation — We will review the medical facts of your case and advise you regarding the chances of a recovery against AstraZeneca, who put a drug on the market, knowing that a side effect as debilitating as diabetes was measurable. This will offer you the peace of mind you need – and it won’t cost you a dime.
Handle every step of the process— It’s hard when you think that you might want to sue a pharmaceutical company, after all, they are HUGE. But thanks to a just legal system, these corporate giants are not untouchable. We will hold your hand through the steps to get this done. Once you choose us to represent you in your Seroquel lawsuit, you can be sure that we will handle everything from day one.
- We are prepared to go as far as it takes — Even though we realize that many Seroquel cases are reaching a settlement prior to reaching the trial court system, we prepare to take your claim all the way to the courtroom. Why does this matter? Not only does it show our aggressive mentality to you, our client, but the defense attorneys will realize we mean business…which may lead to more prompt and fair settlements.
- Fight for compensation for medical treatment — If you have developed diabetes, we realize that your emotional state is not the only thing at risk. The fact is that paying for treatment can prove costly. Is it really fair that you pay for it? Or should someone else be held accountable?
Retain a Seroquel Lawyer Today
Waiting around does you know good. On the other hand, calling us right now can put you on the path to justice. Which sounds better?
Contact us today at 713-223-1234 or nationwide at 800-779-4950 and schedule a free consultation with an aggressive, smart Seroquel lawyer!
Disclaimer: As a law firm, we are not qualified to make medical decisions for you. We recommend you seek the advice of qualified physicians. We are here to provide legal counsel in the event you are harmed by a drug.