Quetiapine, or Seroquel, is a prescription drug used for the treatment of schizophrenia and acute manic disorders that occur with bipolar disorder.
- What Are the Side Effects of Quetiapine?
- What Are Quetiapine Lawsuits?
- What Is a Defective Product?
- What Do I Have to Prove to Win a Defective Product Lawsuit?
- Is a Defective Product Lawsuit the Same as a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
- Should I Join a Class Action Lawsuit or Sue the Manufacturer on My Own?
- Will I Need a Lawyer to Help Me with a Quetiapine Lawsuit?
Side effects linked to Quetiapine include:
- Tardive dyskinesia
- Birth defects
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Quetiapine lawsuits are claims filed against the maker of drug, AstraZeneca, for manufacturing a defective product that caused harm to the plaintiff.
A defective product is any product causing an injury to an individual because of a design defect, manufacturing defect, or faulty labeling. Defective products are generally litigated as “product liability.”
For a plaintiff to be successful in a defective product lawsuit, they need to prove:
- The medication had an unreasonably dangerous defect
- The unreasonably dangerous defect caused the plaintiff injury while they used it as intended
- The plaintiff did not substantially alter the medication or mix it with substances that it should not have been mixed with
No. Defective product lawsuits assert that there is wrong with the medication. Medical malpractice involves negligence on a medical professional’s part. For example, a doctor would be guilty of medical malpractice if they prescribed Quetiapine to a patient who did not need it and that patient developed neuroleptic malignant syndrome as a result.
A plaintiff will have to discuss whether to become part of a class action lawsuit with a personal injury attorney. A class action lawsuit occurs when one or two plaintiffs injured by the product sues on behalf of everyone who suffered the same injury.
Yes. Quetiapine lawsuits are complicated because the plaintiff must prove a lot in order to win the case. Contact a personal injury lawyer to determine how to proceed with your claim.