Study Links Cholesterol Drug Lipitor and Crippling Muscle Pains

An Arkansas Lipitor attorney notes a study that suggests that drugs known as statins, designed to lower cholesterol, can leave patients with intensely painful muscle aches. Affected patients and their loved ones may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation with the help of an Arkansas Lipitor lawsuit attorney.

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Patients Urged to Discuss Side Effects Before Problems Get Worse

The results of a study published in April 2016 involving cholesterol-lowering statins is confirming what many Lipitor patients have claimed all along, that the drug can cause painful side effects that may hinder mobility. According to Forbes, the results may serve as a wake-up call for the medical community about the importance of encouraging patients to report side effects and promptly addressing their concerns.

For years, statins have been associated with a rare condition that can eat away at muscles, known as rhabdomyolysis. However, some statin patients have complained of crippling muscle aches and pains, but these complaints were sometimes written off, partly because aches and pains are not particularly uncommon among the middle-aged. In the study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers indicated that 42.6 percent of patients who took Lipitor as opposed to a placebo experienced muscle-related side effects. Based on results of the study, the FDA is encouraging patients to speak to their doctor whenever side effects develop, before problems get worse.

How an Arkansas Lipitor Attorney Can Help

Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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