Crestor ® Injury Lawyer in Florida
What is Crestor ®?
Crestor is a type of statin drug that is prescribed to patients with high cholesterol. Crestor works by inhibiting production of enzymes in the liver, thereby working to decrease the amount of bad cholesterol in the body (LDL) and increase the amount of good cholesterol (HDL). Since Crestor was approved by the FDA and introduced to the marketplace in 2003, numerous incidents of injury, illness, and even death have been reported.
Health Risks Associated with Crestor ®
There are a number of incredibly serious and potentially fatal side effects associated with taking Crestor, including:
- Kidney toxicity
- Kidney damage
- Muscle weakness
- Harm to a fetus
- Liver failure
- Acute renal failure
- Heart attack
Crestor has also been linked to rhabdomyolysis, a serious and potentially fatal condition that causes the muscles to break down. When the muscles break down, small particles of muscle fiber enter into the blood stream, which is then trapped by the kidneys. These particles often block the kidneys, leading to kidney failure.
Signs of rhabdomyolysis include:
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle stiffness
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Abnormal urine color
- Unexplained weight gain
Contact a Florida Crestor Injury Attorney
If you or someone in your family has developed rhabdomyolysis, kidney damage, liver damage, heart problems, or any other health condition as the result of taking Crestor, then please call our office right away. You have rights under the law that entitle you to damages for your pain and suffering, decreased quality of life, lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical bills, and ongoing treatment expenses. At Distasio Law Firm, our Florida Crestor injury lawyers are very experienced and well-practice in drug injury litigation, and can help you take legal action against the drug manufacturer, AstraZeneca. We are not afraid to stand up for your rights or take on the powerful pharmaceutical companies. Our number one priority is ensuring you recover compensation and achieve peace of mind so you can put this traumatic experience behind you.
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