If you believe that Prozac, also sold as Sarafem—the brand names for the drug known generically as fluoxetine—caused you or your child to suffer harmful side effects, finding a lawyer who is willing to file an individual Prozac lawsuit on your behalf might be the best way to obtain compensation for your injuries or your child’s injuries in the form of a Prozac lawsuit settlement.
Prozac Side Effects Have Spawned Prozac Lawsuit Settlements
Prozac has been proven to increase the chances of users having suicidal thoughts and committing violent acts. Many people alleging that Prozac triggered suicidal thoughts have filed lawsuits. The overwhelming majority of these cases settle out of court and never make it to trial. According to an investigation in 2000 by the Indianapolis Star, the British pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, Prozac’s manufacturer, once paid more than $50 million to settle more than 30 Prozac lawsuits claiming the drug caused patients to commit suicidal or violent acts.
Prozac has also been identified as a possible cause of birth defects in the children of mothers who took the drug during or before their pregnancies. Like victims who have been injured as a result of Prozac’s tendency to cause suicidal or violent thoughts, patients whose children have been harmed as a result of Prozac’s potential to cause birth defects might recover compensation by filing a Prozac lawsuit and obtaining a Prozac settlement.
According to Bloomberg News, GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Paxil (a member of the same class of antidepressants as Prozac), in 2010 paid $1 billion to settle approximately 800 cases claiming Paxil caused birth defects. Prior to that payout, a Pennsylvania state court jury had awarded $2.5 million in damages to a woman who took Paxil and consequently gave birth to a child with heart defects. That Pennsylvania case was one of 600 lawsuits claiming Paxil caused birth defects, and was seen as a test of GlaxoSmithKline’s vulnerability.
You May Obtain Prozac Settlement Even Though There Hasn’t Been a Prozac Recall
The FDA has not issued a Prozac recall announcement and neither Prozac nor Sarafem has ever been recalled. To file a Prozac lawsuit for injuries you suffered as a result of Prozac, that medicine doesn’t have to have been recalled. Many former Prozac users and their families have suffered as a result of Prozac’s side effects, and they’re filing Prozac lawsuits in an effort to recover a Prozac settlement that compensates them for their pain and suffering.
RLG’s Prozac Lawyers Will File a Prozac Lawsuit on Your Behalf
Legal action in the form of an individual Prozac lawsuit is often the best way to recover the most compensation for your medical expenses and your pain and suffering. A claimant in an individual Prozac lawsuit often recovers a fair amount for his or her losses. A claimant in a class action, however, often winds up recovering very little, while the lawyers representing him or her get paid huge fees.
The Rottenstein Law Group files individual lawsuits on behalf of patients injured by potentially dangerous drugs or medical devices. If you believe that you or someone you love has suffered negative side effects as a result of having taken Prozac or Sarafem, let us conduct a free evaluation of your eligibility to file a Prozac lawsuit by submitting this simple secure form. The firm will file an individual Prozac lawsuit on your behalf if we determine that you or your loved one was injured by Prozac.
We are sensitive to the suffering you’ve undergone. We will act in your best interests and make the process of helping you to recover compensation as simple for you as possible.