Free Claim Evaluation with a Zocor Lawyers
The Zocor lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who have experienced severe muscle damage or kidney problems that may have been caused by use of the cholesterol drug simvastatin at high doses.
Compensation may be available through a Zocor lawsuit for individuals diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a serious and potentially life threatening muscle condition, after receiving an 80 mg daily dose of simvastatin.
Although information about the risk of muscle problems has been on label, the manufacturer failed to adequately warn about the extent of the risk when Zocor 80 mg doses are taken. To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation.
ZOCOR MUSCLE PROBLEMS
Zocor Side Effects
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential Zocor lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis after using high doses of the cholesterol drug.
Zocor (simvastatin) is a synthetic statin developed by Merck that is designed to lower cholesterol. It is one of Merck’s best selling drugs and the second best selling cholesterol drug in the world. Generic Zocor is widely available and the active ingredient, simvastatin, is also contained in the drugs Vytorin and Simcor with other medications.
In rare cases, the Zocor muscle problems may result in a condition known as rhabdomyolysis, which involves deterioration of the muscle tissue that can also damage the kidney as the body tries to filter it out.
Symtoms of rhabdomyolysis from Zocor could include:
- Muscle Cramps
A risk of muscle problems from Zocor and similar drugs, known as statins, has been known for some time. However, it appears that the risk may be substantially increased when Zocor 80 mg doses are taken, and the manufacturer failed to adequately warn about the risk.
In June 2011, the FDA called on U.S. doctors to stop prescribing simvastatin 80mg doses to new patients due to the risk of Zocor side effects at those levels. The FDA indicated that the 80mg Zocor dose has the highest rate of muscle injury of any statin and recommended that it only be used by patients who had already taken 80 mg of simvastatin for at least a year without problems.
ZOCOR CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT LAWYERS
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Zocor class action lawsuits as well as individual claims for people who have experienced muscle damage from Zocor, simvastatin, Vytorin or Simcor.
Compensation may be available through a Zocor rhabdomyolysis lawsuit as a result of the manufacturers decision to place their desire for profits before consumer safety by continuing to manufacture and sell the high dose simvastatin without adequate warnings.
All lawsuits are being reviewed by our Zocor lawyers under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no out of pocket expenses and no fees unless a recovery is obtained. All case evaluations and consultations are confidential. Contact our law firm today to review a potential case for yourself, a friend or family member.