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Seroquel Lawsuits

The use of the antipsychotic medication Seroquel has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, pancreatitis and death. Thousands of Seroquel lawsuits have been filed throughout the United States by individuals who suffered severe and life threatening injuries.

STATUS OF SEROQUEL LITIGATION: All federal Seroquel lawsuits have been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Seroquel settlement agreements have been reached in thousands of individual cases.

MANUFACTURER: AstraZeneca

OVERVIEW: Seroquel, which is known generically as quetiapine fumarate, is an atypical antipsychotic medication which was approved by the FDA in 1997. It is approved for treatment of schizophrenia, but it is also commonly used off-label for treatment of anxiety, obsessive dementia, compulsive disorders and autism.

AstraZeneca has been accused of heavily marketing Seroquel for “off-label” uses which the FDA has not approved or determined to be safe and effective. Some experts have estimated that as much as 70% of all Seroquel prescriptions were for unapproved uses.

Seroquel has been used by more than 19 million people worldwide. It is one of the most profitable drugs for AstraZeneca, with annual sales of about $2.8 billion.

SEROQUEL DIABETES SIDE EFFECTS: Studies have confirmed that Seroquel side effects could increase the risk of weight gain, hyperglycemia and diabetes. While all of the drugs within the class of medications known as atypical antipsychotics have been linked to diabetes side effects, the risk was found to be highest with Seroquel.

Seroquel lawsuits have been pursued by individuals who have suffered any of the following side effects from the drug:

  • Diabetes
  • Pancreatitis
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Death

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317 comments

  1. Scott Reply

    I took it 11 years ago and it almost killed me. Beside causing a major problem with my artery’s for 11 years now I have suffered from whole body stiffness, chest pains, difficulty breathing, rubbery legs and when ever I get sick anymore I cannot function with even a minor cold. And if I sit around for a couple days being lazy I pay for it for days afterwards trying to walk again. There is more. I have been left in misery by the country I served for 11 years now.

  2. TB Hoft Reply

    Albert, seek help.

  3. marina Reply

    My sister was on this medication for years for sleep. Now a few months ago she was diagnosed with spots on her brain and shaking of legs and handsand loss of memory. Since she was on this drug. Her doctor told her it may never go away now . We were informed about this the other day and I’m trying to find out what to do next please help

  4. Gen Reply

    I have been taking this medication for sleep for years as well and I am now having all the symptoms of what they call Dystonia. It’s suck, I’m miserable, can’t work. Sometimes I lose my speech, or can barely walk. My memory is shot most of the time. I get tremors and spasms. Muscle rigid ness in my feet, hands, and back. I get pains even in my chest, my breathing can be affected and I can listen to my heart pounding sometimes it’s so hard. I have been a dog groomer for 8 years now and know nothing else. I can’t do it anymore. I’m having a hard time getting help with the issues. If any can send me in the right direction or help me and these others with similar effects please send info. It’s terrible and wrong and ruins lives.

  5. Robert Reply

    I was prescribed over 1,000 milligrams of seroquel nightly when I was younger than 13. Since then I only sleep a few nights a week, I get constant migraines, severe memory loss, muscle spasms, etc..

  6. zac Reply

    I was prescribed seroquel in the early 2000.I was taken haha milligram of medicine and it cause me to have problems with sleeping in excess. I now have problem with my memory I can only remember things and short start where and when I was younger I had IQ ibetween 135 abd 145 depending on how i felt that day. But now i have head aches sleep insomia and. Other issues.

  7. arthur Reply

    I have gained over 120lbs since 2010 from taking seroquel iwent from 180lbs to 312lbs

  8. orebaugh Reply

    i have never had swizures that is until i was put on this drug.yesterday landed me in the er my ten yr old found me convulsing and foaming out the mouth

  9. Zana Reply

    My fiance was on this med from 2002 until 2010. He had to have a huge cataract removed from one eye that took the surgeon 2 hours. He has many of the problems you all have listed also. We are trying to find a lawyer to help us as this has ruined his life. Does anyone have any info they can share with us? All the research I have done tells me he was prescribed this med for problems before it was approved for these problems. Thanks all and sending you all positive vibes.

  10. my name is JANICE Reply

    my only child died at age 26 . He was treated with the highest dose of Seroquel 400mg.He gained over 100 lbs, gained over 100 lbs hyperglycemia, became diabetic,experienced tardive dyskinesia rapid palpitation of hearth .All this was during the 1 year hospitalization at Interfaith hospital.He died 1 day after discharge.I never saw any advertisement for seroquel clients in New York.I just recently heard about it and will like a follow contact cause I feel i need to be compensated for my lost.Thank you.I need a lawyer or attorney general to contact me. He cannot be cut off in vain.Thanks in advance. God Grace prevail.

  11. shawn Reply

    I have been diagnosed with dystonia from seriquel that constant muscle spasm tremors have been off work cause of this Er doc diagnosed me as well as neurologist im in constant pain cant work on short term disability my pcp prescribed this for sleep did not know it was for Schlizo

  12. gamecockgirl Reply

    A few years ago I was put on seroquel for sleep only. They bumped it up to 1200 mgs very quickly and I weighed only 98lbs. I started having seizures shortly after taking this medication and I don’t remember anything while I was on this medication. I was also on 8mgs of klonopin and 800mgs of luvox. I felt like that was way too much. I now suffer from memory loss and rigid muscles and tremors. I don’t recommend seroquel for sleep at all. There’s more to my story but I’d rather not get any further into detail. All I can say is do not take it if prescribed for sleep only! Good luck to everyone out there that is on this med.

  13. Austin Reply

    This drug is horrible, all side effects, mania, hospitalized, loss of family, this drug ruined my life, mid diagnosed and I quit cold turkey, bad night sweats, ammonia smell/ urine smell. This is a catch all drug, if you have a hang nail the Dr will prescribe thus drug. It caused delusions and nightmares, suffering with insomnia for 60+ days now, kelp upping dose last was 800-1200 per day after re searching this drug it occurred most people will die because of over presribed. I don’t recommend any one it’s helping stop yet if you are having all the aforementioned side effects from all the above comments then be your own best friend and seek help.
    This drug is debilitating and it can wreck havoc on your life. Satan in a Bottle bought to you by your local Dr and AZ. Thus product has been blacklisted by the military and it is a dangerous drug, if I knew back then what I know now, I wouldn’t be writing this . please seek help the Texas AG is filing a lawsuit against AZ, go figure. Good luck to all as this drug can and will destroy your life

  14. ann Reply

    I took seroquel and got Pancreatitis. Have been hospitalized 4 times 6 to 14 days ar a time. Now i have to take insule because my pancreas Dont put out enough, they thought it was my gal bladder took it out and it was dine nothing wrong with it. More studies doctors said it come from seroquel. Pancreatitis is a very painful pain and now im sick and on disability due to it. Thanks for reading.

  15. Child Test Subject T15 Reply

    I was part of the trial group back in 1996-97, my doctors told my mum that the drug had not been approved yet but could help control my mood swings, depression, delusions, oh and seizures. The first three were side effects of social isolation/ostrazation and the drug cocktails I was on the fourth was due to my clinical epilepsy that had no known source or cure and was so severe I had a date of death given to me when I was four years old that no matter what happened with medication to control them if I still had the by the age of 16 I would die.

    I was ten years old or so when I was given it, maybe younger or older by a few months..

    We were not told it was for bipolar and schitzophrenia, we were not told it was not for epileptics, and there was no mention of the metabolic destruction it could wreak on my body. I took it for 2 months maybe 3, the entire time I felt like I was a passenger on a ravenous freight train of self destruction. I could not eat enough, I was always eating, always sleeping, I felt like a eating sleeping zombie and went from being super active to unable to do anything but eat and sleep. I gained almost twice my body weight going from a child’s 00 due to being naturally thin to a 28 size pant in three months. I went from being teased for being too thin to being called “whore” and pregnant with triplets, I went from being semi ok with how I looked to hating my body to the point I tried to cut out the fat that I now call “seroquel fat” with a razor. I would sob and lock myself in my room at medication time for fear of taking the pill any longer, because the pill did not just make me eat, gain weight and lose energy it made me a zombie. They did not take me off due to the weight gain, they took me off due to the psychosis it triggered when I started to see the menacing bug fog and feeling watched. Seroquel made me temporarily schizophrenic, it also destroyed my body and made my existing controlled eating disorder go out of control while doing nothing to cure my epilepsy and destroyed my thyroid gland. Seroquel also gave me severe depression as a result of the changes it caused, I truly hated myself after I was on it and refused to get pictures taken or let them be taken for years because of how it altered me. I may be very lucky that shortly after they took me of it something worse happened..

    It took many years to get rid of the overeating side effect because seroquel actually altered my brain chemistry so severely I had to retrain it and I still avoid many foods I craved while on it, but the metabolic side effect has never gone away not truly and as irony would have it the only way to stay in shape is eat at a Anorexic level as in less than 800 calories a day. My diet these days is hyper restricted, I managed to lose most of the fat and weight I gained on seroquel but I need surgery to remove the rest. I am no longer epileptic, a different treatment fixed that. The single worst thing seroquel did wasn’t the weight gain or thyroid destruction, it was changing how I see myself in the mirror because every time I look in it I still see that obese girl seroquel made me. I have no idea what I look like now, all I see is that fat girl and I am not sure if I can ever get over the trauma that the severe weight gain and metabolic drop caused me. Thanks to seroquel I will never be able to recover from my eating disorder because I will never know if I have lost that “seroquel fat” most of which can only be removed via surgery and I can never eat normally again. Thanks to Astro Zeneca I will never know what I really look like, I will never be free of Anorexia Binge Purge Sub Type and other problems, and I will never have a working thyroid gland again.

    I put back together the life this drug destroyed, however I must forever live with the long term side effects it and many others caused; ironically one of those side effects is allergies to almost every medication that exists. The last one I should mention is legitimate medication related ptsd anxiety, just mentioning seroquel can send me into a fear fit of panic and if it is mentioned as a possible treatment I can’t describe the feeling of terror that grips me.

    Honestly I hope this pill gets banned, it should never have been released after what it did to those of us in the trial group; some of which were not even bipolar or schizophrenic like myself they were just chosen because they had a “expiration date” and their parents were desperate for anything that could save their kids. But sadly I doubt that will happen..

  16. Scott Reply

    I took it 11 years ago and it almost killed me. Beside causing a major problem with my artery’s for 11 years now I have suffered from whole body stiffness, chest pains, difficulty breathing, rubbery legs and when ever I get sick anymore I cannot function with even a minor cold. And if I sit around for a couple days being lazy I pay for it for days afterwards trying to walk again. There is more. I have been left in misery by the country I served for 11 years now.

  17. kim Reply

    I went from 105lbs to 180 lbs in about a year or 2 taking seroquel xr 300 mg daily. It was perscribed to me for sleep. And i went from a size 3 to a size…well i am too embarassed to say. I am now depressed because of it. I dont have the money for a dr. To see what other health issues i possibly have. Scared to know. I just keep praying.

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