As A Lawyer Who Has Been Taking The Statin Crestor For Many Years To Lower Cholesterol, I Am Now A Bit Worried
Heart disease and elevated cholesterol is genetic in my family. Although I maintain an active workout regimen and try to eat healthy, I have tried many different brands of statins and have had many different side effects. However, in the last few years, I have been taking Crestor in an attempt to lower cholesterol levels. Unfortunately as an experienced product liability lawyer who has investigated and litigated many cases involving product failure or failure to warn, I have now come to learn that recent studies have linked the drug Crestor to cases of cardiomyopathy due to depletion of coenzyme CoQ10 which occurs as the medications lowers cholesterol levels. It has been alleged that AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of Crestor, was aware of the risk and failed to warn physicians and patients. AstraZeneca maintains that so long as Crestor is taken according to properly prescribed instructions, there is nothing wrong with the product. The manufacturer further states that patients should not be discouraged from following physician’s advice.
If you have been taking Crestor and have sustained any problems, it is important that you contact your physician with any questions or concerns. A press release issued by Public Citizen claims “It becomes clearer by the day that this drug is uniquely toxic without offering any unique benefit and it must be removed from the market". I have reluctantly taken statins because of such fears. However, the FDA has now identified patients who have been diagnosed with Rhabdomyolsis after using the Crestor statin.
The Pennsylvania pharmaceutical liability lawyers of Reiff & Bily are currently investigating cases where individuals have been diagnosed by a doctor as having a medical condition caused by Crestor including but not limited to Rhabdomyolsis, hemorrhage, drug induced hepatitis, acute renal failure, Stevens Johnson syndrome, and myogolobinura. Our lawyers are currently involved with teams of many other lawyers throughout the United States actively investigating Crestor cases. Recently the defective product and pharmaceutical litigation law firm of Reiff & Bily has joined forces with the Beasley Firm to create the Beasley Reiff Law Group. Together our attorneys have been awarded billions of dollars since the mid-1950's. As always, we offer a free, no obligation consultation. Contact us toll free at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.