Statin drugs were designed to lower cholesterol in patients. Unfortunately, some statin drugs such as Crestor have been shown to have dangerous side effects, causing a risk for serious muscle toxicity known as myopathy. What happens when a drug’s side effects cause even more medical problems for a patient? Here’s more information on Crestor and patients’ rights:
Concerns About Crestor
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is manufactured by Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical megacorporation that developed and tested the drug before its approval for sale in 2003. Since that time, the drug has been approved for sale in 154 countries. Unfortunately, FDA approval did not mean the drug was safe for all individuals: some are at risk of rhabdomyolysis, a condition in which the body’s skeletal muscle tissue breaks down quickly, leading to kidney failure and other problems. In 2008, research linked Crestor to reduced risk of stroke and heart attack for some individuals, raising concerns that drug could be overprescribed for its preventative effects and place even more patients at risk for the life-threatening Crestor myopathy side effect described above.
Drug Side Effects
Though the FDA has demanded that different warning labels be placed on Crestor bottles to better identify the risks of using the drug, many patients depend on Crestor for its cholesterol-lowering effects while endangering their own lives. The Crestor side effects seem to be more acute in patients who already have kidney problems, have hypothyroidism, or are age 65 or above. Symptoms of Crestor side effects include nausea, vomiting, dark urine, malaise, high fever, and painful muscles.
What You Need to Know About Filing a Crestor Claim
Patients who have used Crestor and experienced negative side effects do have legal rights: they may file a lawsuit in civil court to gain compensation for their injuries, all associated costs, and even pain and suffering. Many patients choose this route not only to receive financial compensation but to send a message to big pharmaceutical corporations that try to play fast and loose with the invaluable health of their customers. In order to prevail in a Crestor lawsuit, you need an injury attorney with experience and the ability to investigate and carry out your suit in the most expeditious and sensible manner possible. Call 877-245-6707 for a free case evaluation.