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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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312 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.

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