New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2012
Potential Zocor lawsuits are now actively being evaluated by the team of Zocor side effects lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP. Manufactured by Merck & Co., Zocor is a synthetic statin used to lower cholesterol. Prior to 2005, when it became available in generic form (simvastatin), Zocor was Merck’s best-selling drug, as well as the second best-selling cholesterol drug worldwide. However, the drug has been linked to serious side effects including:
- muscle injury;
- myopathy; and
Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, is currently offering free and confidential Zocor lawsuit evaluations to individuals who allegedly suffered Zocor side effects as a result of using the drug.
Zocor Side Effects Subject Of FDA Scrutiny
In March 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued its first warning linking 80 mg doses of Zocor to muscle injures. Additionally, the FDA warned that the risk of Zocor muscle injuries increases for patients who take Zocor in conjunction with other blood pressure medications.* On June 8, 2011, the FDA added new warnings to Zocor’s labeling. The FDA advised physicians not to prescribe high doses of Zocor to new patients; high-dose prescriptions should be limited to only patients who have taken 80 mg doses of Zocor for more than a year and have not experienced side effects. Additionally, the FDA has also required Merck to change the drug’s labeling in order to reduce the risk of prescription errors, and clearly differentiate the drug’s differing dosage amounts.**
Those who developed Zocor side effects, such as muscle injury, myopathy, or rhadbomyolysis as a result of taking Zocor may be able to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about Zocor side effects by visiting our website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/zocor-side-effects. For more information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past nine consecutive years. Only two firms in the country have been selected for the Hot List nine years in a row.
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Bernstein Liebhard LLP