Zocor Attorney

Zocor attorneys are considering lawsuits for side effects of the statin including rhabdomyolysis. If you have been adversely affected by Zocor, contact an experienced attorney for help.

Zocor attorneys across the country are investigating injury claims filed by Zocor patients who have suffered from life-altering muscle injury side effects. An emerging body of research has linked the use of the cholesterol medication Zocor and the development of major side effects among patients, including myopathy (muscle injury), rhabdomyolysis and kidney damage. Zocor (simvastatin) is one of a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins, which function by reducing levels of bad cholesterol in the blood and increasing the levels of good cholesterol. Zocor has been available in the United States since 1991, and is currently manufactured by Merck & Co. If you used Zocor to control your cholesterol and have since experienced a severe muscle injury side effect, fill out the Zocor Claim Review Form to speak to a Zocor attorney.

What Went Wrong With Zocor

Despite the fact that the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor has been on the market for twenty years, recent studies and FDA warnings have indicated that Zocor patients may have an increased risk of developing major myopathy side effects like rhabdomyolysis. More importantly, these myopathy side effects may lead to life-threatening complications, including kidney damage, kidney failure, and even death. Unfortunately, despite these risks, national estimates show that 24 million Americans are taking statin medications like Zocor to control their cholesterol.

Zocor Attorneys for Side Effects

The FDA has issued a number of Zocor side effect warnings in recent years, alerting the public about the increased risk of major side effects among patients taking Zocor. In 2010, the FDA issued a safety announcement notifying patients and healthcare professionals about the potential for increased risk of muscle injury from the cholesterol-lowering medication Zocor 80mg. Although myopathy (muscle injury) is a known side effect of all statins, the FDA's announcement specifically indicated the increased risk of developing muscle injury, including rhabdomyolysis, in patients taking a higher dose of Zocor.

In June 2011, the FDA finally announced new safety recommendations for high-dose Zocor, because the highest approved dose (80mg) was linked to an elevated risk of myopathy, or muscle injury, especially during the first 12 months of use. In implementing these new safety recommendations, the FDA advised that Zocor 80mg only be used in patients who have been taking with drug for 12 months or more, with no signs of muscle toxicity. The FDA also advised that this high dose of Zocor not be used in new patients.

How a Zocor Attorney Can Help You

If you took Zocor to control your cholesterol and have since experienced a serious side effect, contact a Zocor attorney to discuss your options for legal recourse. You may have grounds to file a Zocor lawsuit against Merck & Co. in order to seek financial compensation for your injuries, the medical cost of treating your injuries, and the pain and suffering endured by you and your family. Zocor attorneys have experience in defective drug litigation and can help victims of potential Zocor side effects collect the information they need to develop a strong case. With the help of a skilled Zocor attorney, injured victims can protect their rights and collect the compensation they deserve.

How to Contact a Zocor Attorney

Drug companies like Merck are expected to produce safe medications, and it is their duty to immediately warn consumers about the potential side effects of their drugs. Unfortunately, some pharmaceutical companies intentionally withhold dangerous drug information in an attempt to avoid negative consequences, such as a drug recall. If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious side effect and you believe Zocor to be the cause, fill out the Zocor Claim Review Form to discuss your claim with an experienced Zocor attorney. You are not at fault for any injuries caused by a dangerous pharmaceutical drug. By hiring a qualified Zocor attorney to represent your case, you can bring public attention to the potentially harmful nature of the cholesterol drug, possibly preventing further consumer injury in the future.

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