Colorado Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Zyprexa®

Burg Simpson is not currently pursuing new Zyprexa® cases.

Zyprexa® (olanzapine), a second-generation anti-psychotic drug manufactured by Eli Lilly which was approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar mania, has been linked to serious side effects including diabetes, hyperglycemia and other blood sugar disorders.

In January of 2004, the FDA asked all manufacturers of atypical antipsychotic medications, including Eli Lilly, to add a Warning statement describing the increased risk of hyperglycemia and diabetes in patients taking these medications, including Zyprexa®.

Eli Lilly then issued a letter to doctors which included the warning statement describing this risk to patients taking Zyprexa, as well as a revised drug label with these warnings included in it.

In June 2005, Eli Lilly agreed to pay $690 million to settle approximately 8,000 lawsuits in the first round of the Zyprexa® litigation. The lawsuits alleged not only the manufacturer’s negligence in delivering more clear warnings about potentially severe side effects once issues were known, but also the promotion of drugs like Zyprexa® for uses not approved by the FDA, which had not yet been determined safe and effective.

Burg Simpson Attorneys at the Forefront of Zyprexa® Litigation
Michael S. Burg was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Zyprexa® Multidistrict Litigation, and Seth A. Katz served as Chair of the Discovery Committee for the Zyprexa® Multidistrict Litigation.

 May 29, 2020

Michael Burg Interviewed About the Body Parts Case

Michael Burg Interviewed by the Colorado Lawyer About the “Body Parts Case.” In November of 2019, trial lawyer Michael Burg, with shareholders David TeSelle, Holly Kammerer, and Paul Friedman, secured a $58.5 million verdict in punitive and compensatory damages for families who had donated bodies of their deceased loved ones to the Biological Resource Center…. Read more »

 May 21, 2020

Angela E. McGraw Featured by Women Trial Lawyers Network

In May of 2020, Burg Simpson shareholder and trial lawyer Angela McGraw was featured by the Women Trial Lawyers Network. The Women Trial Lawyers Network promotes the participation of women in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), and aids in the advancement of women members into leadership positions. Additionally, the organization supplements the knowledge and experience of women by providing networking and educational… Read more »

 May 11, 2020

Burg Simpson Supports the Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer Fund

ENGLEWOOD, CO – MAY 11, 2020 – The annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run is held in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a drunk driver while performing a routine traffic stop. Jeremy served the… Read more »

 May 8, 2020

May 2020 E-News

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation BURG SIMPSON IS FULLY OPERATIONAL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC MAY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS 5280 Magazine Announces STEPHEN J. BURG “The Face of Personal Injury Litigation” Burg Simpson shareholder Stephen J. Burg is the… Read more »

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 December 9, 2019

Settling Commercial Litigation Cases

An out-of-court settlement is a legally-binding agreement between the parties to a lawsuit that effectively puts an end to the legal matter. A settlement resolves all disputes inherent in the lawsuit, and results in dismissal of the claims filed in court.  Sometimes a settlement will contain a requirement that other court orders be entered effectuating… Read more »

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.

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 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

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