Crestor Cardiomyopathy Lawsuit
Scientific evidence shows that statin drugs such as Crestor may lead to cardiomyopathy, a serious and sometimes fatal heart condition. Statins are a class of drug prescribed to lower cholesterol, and muscle damage is a potential side effect of all statins. Crestor has been marketed as the strongest statin drug, and in some cases Crestor can cause serious damage to the heart muscle. As a result of side effects of this dangerous drug, our attorneys are now reviewing Crestor cardiomyopathy claims.
If you took Crestor and have since developed cardiomyopathy, you may be entitled to significant compensation in a Crestor cardiomyopathy lawsuit. Attorneys from our firm are prepared to speak with victims who were unaware of the serious cardiac risks associated with Crestor and to help them explore their legal options.
Contact us today to discuss your Crestor cardiomyopathy claim with a qualified attorney. We offer:
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Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that may be caused by Crestor and other statin drugs. Three types of cardiomyopathy can be caused by Crestor, the most common of which is called dilated cardiomyopathy. When a person has this condition, his or her heart becomes so enlarged that it can no longer pump blood normally. Cardiomyopathy can lead to the following potentially fatal complications:
- Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms)
- Heart failure
- Fluid accumulation in the lungs
- Endocarditis (inflammation of the heart lining)
How Crestor Causes Cardiomyopathy
Statins were given pre-market approval in the United States in 1987. These drugs lower levels of an enzyme in the blood called CoQ10, consequently lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol. CoQ10 is needed for energy production in the heart and other muscles, and deterioration of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) can result when levels of this enzyme are too low.
Consumer protection groups and physicians called for Crestor to be banned even before it was approved by the FDA, citing ineffectual study results and inadequate clinical studies. Cardiomyopathy is not the only serious side effect associated with Crestor. Other risks include:
- General muscle and skeletal myopathy
- Fluid build-up in the lungs and legs
- Liver dysfunction
- Kidney failure
Contact a Crestor Cardiomyopathy Lawsuit Attorney
The attorneys at the American Consumer Law Group are currently reviewing Crestor cardiomyopathy claims, as many patients who used Crestor were not aware of the serious risks associated with this drug. If you took Crestor and were subsequently diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, you may be entitled to significant compensation in a dangerous medication lawsuit. For more information on Crestor cardiomyopathy lawsuits, contact an attorney for a review of your claim at no cost to you.