If you or a loved one has suffered a side effects injury by taking the prescription drug, Zocor (simvastatin), prompt action is required to preserve your right to a possible cash settlement award. To learn if you qualify, talk to our expert and board certified, Zocor side effects lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. You may be eligible for substantial monetary compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income and more. Our consultation is free and could change your life forever when you call a nationally respected firm at (903) 597-6000.
Zocor is manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant, Merck, and it is one of a class of drugs (statins) that have been developed to promote healthy cholesterol numbers. The drug had been another of Merck’s many fast-rising stars; in 1995, only four years after Zocor had won FDA approval, approximately 3.1 million people worldwide had already used the drug. Unfortunately, many Zocor users would pay a heavy price in the form of serious to fatal side effect injuries.
Zocor has been linked to numerous and severe side effects, some of which can lead to death. To this day, and despite several FDA calls for improved warning labels, Merck has refused to recall Zocor. Additionally, the company has been willfully negligent in the issuance of adequate and timely warnings to physicians, as well as to American consumers who continue to take the potentially life-threatening drug.
Among other side effects, Zocor use has been associated with: severe allergic reactions; atrial fibrillation; liver damage; pancreatitis; muscle deterioration; chest pains, and Rhabdomyolysis, a serious condition that begins with the presence of degraded muscle tissue in the bloodstream and inevitably ends in kidney failure. No matter, Merck unreasonably refuses to recall Zocor, possibly because drug profits trump drug safety. For whatever reason, Merck’s negligence leaves the company particularly vulnerable to lawsuits by injured parties.
Anyone who believes they have been harmed by taking Zocor must act quickly to legally preserve their right to and determine their eligibility for what could be a substantial cash award settlement. This is why you should make today the day you schedule your no-cost or obligation consultation with our highly experienced, Zocor side effects lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Call us at (903) 597-6000 because, with a dedicated, Texas personal injury lawyer fighting hard at your side, you’ll get results!