Crestor Lawsuits for Heart Attacks, Diabetes
Crestor users who were diagnosed with diabetes or suffered a heart attack while taking the drug may have legal recourse. Reportedly, the drug has been associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, a risk the drug was designed to decrease by lowering the user’s cholesterol. Furthermore, one study suggests that Crestor users have a higher chance of developing Type 2 diabetes than those not taking the drug or using another medication. Because the manufacturer failed to warn patients and doctors about the potential risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart attacks, users who suffered these side effects may be able to participate in a lawsuit to recover financial compensation.
Did you suffer from a heart attack or Type 2 diabetes while taking the drug? If so, complete our no cost, no obligation case review form on the right to find out if you are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.
Reportedly, one of the side effects of the drug is rhabdomyolysis, a disease which depletes muscle mass and strength in the body. While this side effect may only affect certain areas of the body, in some cases, the muscle mass loss occurs over the entire body, including the heart. When rhabdomyolysis leads to muscle depletion in the heart, the user may be put at risk for a heart attack, a health problem Crestor aims to prevent.
Type 2 Diabetes
In addition to heart attacks, the drug has also been associated with an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. A study underwritten by the manufacturer of Crestor revealed that 270 cases of newly diagnosed diabetes were reported among users, compared to 216 cases of Type 2 diabetes in the placebo group. Type 2 diabetes can pose a dangerous risk to the users, as the condition, should it go undiagnosed or untreated, can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Crestor was designed to lower cholesterol in patients, as high cholesterol levels can clog a person’s arteries putting them at risk for a heart attack. Unfortunately, it has been reported that one of the side effects of the drug is heart attacks and type 2 diabetes, a condition which can lead to strokes and other serious problems. Because the manufacturer failed to warn patients of the risk of diabetes and heart attacks, legal recourse may be available.
If you or a loved one has suffered from Type 2 diabetes or experienced a heart attack while taking the drug, you may be able to participate in a lawsuit to collect compensation for medical bills and other damages resulting from your injuries. To find out if you are eligible for litigation, complete our no cost case evaluation form on the upper right to contact our lawyers.