Diabetes Disease Injury Lawsuits
Diabetes | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Disease: Injury, Blood Sugar Disorder | Prescription Medications, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Seroquel, Geodon
Several prescription medications have been associated with causing diabetes. Studies have shown that atypical antipsychotic drugs including: Zyprexa, Risperdal, Seroquel, and Geodon can cause diabetes. These drugs have also been linked with other blood sugar disorders including hyperglycemia and pancreatitis. Antipsychotics are commonly prescribed to treat patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Additionally, the impotence drug Levitra and the antibiotic Tequin can cause diabetes.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.
There are 18.2 million people in the United States, or 6.3% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 13 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 5.2 million people (or nearly one-third) are unaware that they have the disease. Often diabetes goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.
Some diabetes symptoms include:
- Frequent urination
- Excessive thirst
- Extreme hunger
- Unusual weight loss
- Increased fatigue
- Blurry vision
Legal Help For Victims Affected By Diabetes
If you or a loved one has taken prescription medications and been diagnosed with Diabetes, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified defective drug attorney or call us at 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).