Why File a Zyprexa Lawsuit?Written by T.Going
Whenever you have your health severely affected by a medication (especially in regards to lack of information or warning about potential harm), you have right to protect yourself and to be compensated for these detrimental consequences. This is especially true for drug Zyprexa. Users who have taken Zyprexa have developed diabetes, pancreatitis, hyperglycemia and even death from a diabetes-induced heart attack.
Since year 2000 warning signs for Zyprexa have been surfacing, but Eli Lilly didnít begin to acknowledge problems until much later when FDA intervened. In fact, FDA finally had to order drug maker Eli Lilly to change label, warning patients of dire complications as a result of drug. Hundreds of patients had adverse reactions and reported complaints of hyperglycemia, diabetes, ketoacidosis, pancreatitis and other related conditions.
The Truth About LawyersWritten by Peter Cross
During matter of my divorce (that's lawyer talk - it's always matter of this and matter of that), I spent about $30,000 on three different attorneys in an extremely frustrating effort just to be able to see my own children. As each one failed to obtain one single worthwhile benefit for me, I fired them and hired another one. I couldn't help but notice that I was never allowed to speak directly to judge and I felt that these people were not saying things I wanted them to say as well as I could, so in end, I fired them all and decided to represent myself in court "In Pro Per" (as my own attorney). It was then that I learned most important lesson of all:
The Name of Game in court is: DON'T PISS OFF THE JUDGE!
The hard truth of matter is that attorneys have to work with judges and with other attorneys every day. A client is just a client, and when case is over, it's over and they need to get on with next one. It's really all about careers and about relationships, and attorneys' daily business relationships are with other attorneys. These are people they have to work with, and they have ethical guidelines that compel them to all get along even if they really don't like each other. But when it comes to judges, it's not a matter of like or dislike. The judges are little gods, and reality is that they have huge case loads that just get larger no matter what they do, and attorneys understand that way to help judges is to move cases through court as quicky as possible. Help a judge do that, and you're on their good side. Take too long with one particular client, and you're not. DON'T PISS OFF THE JUDGE, or judge will definitely find a way to take it out on you. You will not like it when that happens. I know one particular judge who said to me, "I don't get angry, I get even". So for attorneys, their careers may be at stake if they alienate their peers. The vast majority of attorneys will not put their careers at risk and jeopardize their professional relationships for any one particular client.
So does anybody really need an attorney? The law actually implies that we don't because we are given right to represent ourselves in court if we choose to. Does anybody really want you to know this? Definitely not, because if everybody represented themselves, how would all law school graduates make a living? But here's big problem. When you think you need an attorney, it's almost always because you've gotten into some kind of serious trouble and you think that stakes are too high if you lose. It's kind of like needing a new roof. Nobody even thinks about their roof until it's too late and thing is leaking uncontrollably. And it's only then that they find out how incredibly expensive a new roof is, and how impossible it is to educate yourself properly on subject in order to know how to spend all that money and not get ripped off. Similarly, until you're in serious trouble, you probably don't even think about having to choose an attorney. And now stakes are much higher than when you need a new roof because with roof, great danger is spending a lot of money and not getting what you paid for. With your legal difficulty, it could be about having to go to JAIL, not to mention spending a lot of money on an attorney and then having to go to jail. So when you're in that situation, conventional wisdom is unanimous - get best attorney you can afford.