The Philadelphia drug injury lawyers at Feldman & Pinto are evaluating Crestor drug injury cases from people harmed by Crestor side effects. Crestor is a statin drug made by Astra Zeneca and used to treat high cholesterol.
Doctors prescribe Crestor to patients at risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack. After Astra Zeneca claimed that Crestor also acted as an effective preventative treatment, doctors prescribed the drug for this reason, as well.
Crestor use is linked to an increased risk of:
In 2002, the FDA warned that Crestor might cause:
- kidney damage
- liver damage
- muscle deterioration, and
- adult onset diabetes
In 2004, Public Citizen called for the removal of Crestor from the market. Public Citizen noted that Crestor is 75 times more likely than other statin drugs to cause kidney (renal) damage. In 2005, the FDA warned that Crestor can cause rhabdomyolysis. In 2012, the FDA required updated Crestor warnings about the risk of type-2 diabetes.
Crestor drug injury lawsuits brought against Astra Zeneca allege that the drug maker:
- designed and made a dangerous and defective drug
- knew that Crestor raised the risks of serious kidney, liver, and other injuries noted above, and
- did not adequately warn doctors and consumers of these dangerous risks
Crestor drug injury lawsuits filed against Astra Zeneca seek compensation for patients’ serious injuries or death caused by Crestor.
Our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers also file legal actions against physicians who contribute to someone’s Crestor injuries. A doctor has a duty to watch a patient to see that the patient is not developing serious Crestor side effects. If a doctor does not fulfill this duty to a patient, the doctor can be liable for the patient’s Crestor injuries in a medical negligence lawsuit.
Contact a Philadelphia Crestor Drug Injury Lawyer
You may be entitled to money damages if you suffered personal injuries after use of Crestor. Please contact Feldman & Pinto to learn more about filing a Crestor drug injury lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers can help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.