Dear D. Haszard
I am so sorry to hear of your ill health due to the results of taking Zyperexa. My son also has developed diabetes from taking the drug. Right now he has been offered a settlement.
If you go to this web site you can read about the settlement offer. http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/2006/10/zyprexa_settlem.html
According to this report the judge in this case has set a cap on the amount the attorney's in this case can take out of each person's settlement. At first it was 40%. Now it has been reduced but the lawyers are not telling the clients what amount their fees have been order by the court reduced down too. They are just sending out checks along with the paper work that the claimants are to sign. Since we do not know the amount of the reduction, we have no idea if the settlement is fair or if the lawyers are getting the extra fees. I do hope that you will be able to get a fair a just settlement for the harm this drug company has caused you. CJW
Eli Lilly is in trouble for using their drug reps to 'encourage' doctors to write zyprexa for non-FDA approved 'off label' uses.The drug causes increased diabetes risk,and medicare picks up all the expensive fallout.There are now +7 states going after Lilly for fraud and recovery restitution.
Chief complaint against Eli Lilly's Zyprexa is it has a TEN TIMES greater incident of causing type two diabetes.
As regards giving it to someone who is terminally ill with late stage Alzheimer's related agitation and aggression i have less problem.
I think (and it's just my opinion) that these 'anti-psychotics' are ineffective for many mental illnesses all they do for most patients is make you sleep so that your aggression is 'turned off'.
For some who have hallucinations they are effective.They gave it to me for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and it had the paradoxical effect of making me worst,because you can't give anti-aggression drugs to patients who are hyper vigilant from PTSD.
Respectfully submitted,Daniel Haszard Bangor Maine zyprexa-victims.com
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