Class Action Lawsuit filed against AstraZeneca for failure to disclose risks to consumers

Product- Seroquel

Drugs used for the treatment of psychological problems

Unintended Side Effect

Risks to patients with diabetes caused by elevated blood sugar


People with diabetes and families of people with diabetes


Seroquel was linked to serious side effects during August of 2003. The FDA ordered a change in the label to identify the risks associated with diabetes. The manufacturer AstraZeneca failed to comply with this request.

Who Qualifies for a Class Action Claim?

People suffering from the following conditions and have taken the drug. The conditions include: diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabeties, pancreatitis, hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis ( DKA ), Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome ( NMS ), diabetic coma caused by severe insulin deficiency.

Victims and their families have a right to take part in the class action suit. If you believe there has been harmed caused you may be entitled to compensation. Class action lawsuits are brought about to protect the public from corporate wrong doings.


The FDA approved the drug Seroquel in 1997 for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar mania. Schizophrenia is not a multiple personality disorder, as it is commonly portrayed by the media, but rather a mental disease that causes people to fail to perceive reality properly. Schizophrenia can cause hallucinations, delusions and disorganized thinking processes. Bipolar mania is a mood disorder that is characterized as having extreme emotions. Usually these extreme emotions involve hyperactivity, increased sexual desires, increased irritability and sometimes euphoria.

Recently this drug has been linked to potentially fatal conditions such as diabetes and pancreatitis. If these conditions are left unchecked, they can sometimes lead to catastrophic problems such as ketoacidosis, coma and potentially death.

Seroquel is also known to cause an increase in appetite which ultimately causes the patient to gain weight. Weight gain can be an early sign of diabetes, hyperglycemia or other dangerous conditions. Unfortunately, Seroquel users have found it difficult (if not impossible) to lose the weight after it’s been put on after using the drug.

If you or a loved one has been faced with the devastating side effects of the drug Seroquel, it’s very important that you have someone to turn to for help. Seroquel induced diabetes or pancreatitis victims DO have legal rights. A qualified defective drug attorney can help you receive compensation for your injuries and fight for your rights. It’s time drug makers like AstraZeneca are held accountable for their actions. Please contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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3 Responses to “Seroquel”

  1. kim green Says:

    parent died on jun 26 2010, serequel prescribed in march, within a week rapid downhill, with increased diabetic symptoms, patient never had signs of diabetes before. doctor knew the patient had dementia……serequel led to i need an attorney. i am the special appointed representative

  2. Cynthia Hamm Says:

    I have been on seroquel since May, 2007. At the time, I was hospitalized and weighed around 95 lbs. Had no physical health problems. Now, almost 4 years later, I weigh 157 lbs. I have high cholesterol and high blood sugar. I would like to know if I’d be eligible to participate in this class action lawsuit as it has caused me health problems which could be fatal. I did call Astra Zeneca to report these horrible side effects and they sent me a form to sign so that they could retrieve my medical records. I declined, I didn’t want them to have my medical records (as proof, in other words as to my health problems) but could certainly provide them to you. Please let me know if you can help me, no one ever told me of the hidden dangers of seroquel. I learned of the health problems it could cause thru television commercials for the same and internet research. Thank you in advance.

  3. Leanna Says:

    Please advise if there is a current class action involving pancreatitis from Seroquel


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