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Seroquel Side Effect and Injury

Seroquel Lawsuits

Privett Law has been providing legal help and positive results for those who have been injured as a result of taking defective drugs for many years. Although many new drugs provide a substantial benefit to those who suffer from any number of medical conditions or maladies, the fact remains that every new drug that hits the market comes with a risk.

One of those drugs that’s encountered problems is Seroquel. Privett Law is ready to take your call if you have suffered as a result of Seroquel, so you need to take action and schedule an initial consultation in order to evaluate and, if advisable, assert your legal rights.

Who Makes Seroquel

Seroquel is manufactured and distributed by the corporate giant AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP. AstraZeneca has long been an industry leader in the world of pharmaceutical drugs, and the company has generated billions of dollars in revenue during its time in operation.

Seroquel’s Intended Use

Seroquel is a member of a class of drugs known as psychotropics, which is also called atypical antipsychotics, and it has prominently been used to help patients manage common and debilitating psychological conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The drug works by altering the pathways of chemicals in the brain, creating a steadier stream of consciousness for patients.

Side Effects of Seroquel

Unfortunately, Seroquel has also encountered problems by way of the side effects to which it’s been linked. Seroquel began its lifespan on the market with much success, but reports soon began to surface that the drug showed a tendency to develop several serious conditions on patients who used it, including:

Death in elderly patients – this occurred in patients who used Seroquel for dementia. 
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)  this condition should be treated as an emergency, as it can cause extreme damage to the kidneys.
Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)this condition features uncontrollable muscle movements.
Diabetes this is a lifelong condition with no cure.
Low blood pressure – low blood pressure can be dangerous because of the risk it presents to the heart and brain.

If you are experiencing any abnormal symptoms, including:

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Motor skill problems
  • Random muscle movements
  • Headaches

Contact your doctor immediately to schedule an immediate evaluation.

FDA Warnings Regarding Seroquel

The FDA has gotten involved with the regulation of Seroquel, as is normally the case with defective drugs. The FDA has published an information sheet on its Web site, and the information contained therein is largely reflected in the information detailed above. The FDA to date has not announced any sort of recall of Seroquel.

Your Legal Rights Regarding Seroquel

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries as a result of using Seroquel, you do have legal rights and options that need to be analyzed by a professional. Contact Privett Law immediately to schedule an initial consultation, as this is the first step towards understanding how to proceed.

During your initial consultation, your attorney will ask you to provide as much detail as possible as it relates to your situation. For instance, you should be ready to explain when you started taking the drug, why you started taking it, who prescribed it and how long you used it. You should also be able to detail the side effects you experienced and any and all long-term medical consequences that came with the use of Seroquel.

If you and your Oklahoma defective drugs attorney decide to proceed with a claim, it will most likely fall under the realm of products liability. A products liability case can be very complicated, which is why the experience your attorney has is invaluable. If your matter proceeds all the way to trial, you will need to prove:

  1. That you took Seroquel;
  2. That Seroquel injured you;
  3. That the injuries you sustained were caused by Seroquel;
  4. That you incurred costs and suffering as a result of the defect.

While this may seem overly-complicated, rest assured that Privett Law has seen this before many times.

Contact Privett Law for a Free Case Review

If you think you have been injured by Seroquel, contact the office today to see if you do have a claim. Your initial consultation is free, so please, pick up the phone and let me help you.