Study: Statins May Contribute to Calcification and Heart Attack Risk

A Florida Lipitor attorney notes that research indicates that statins such as Lipitor, which are prescribed to prevent heart failure by lowering cholesterol levels, may actually put patients at risk for heart attacks. The study linked the drugs to an increase in deposits of calcium in the arteries, which can cause or play a role in heart failure. Affected patients and their loved ones may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation with the help of an Florida Lipitor lawsuit attorney.

For more information, contact Attorney Group for Florida today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Florida Lipitor attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.

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Researchers Calling for a Closer Examination of Statin Health Risks

A study that appeared in the journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology suggests that Lipitor and other statins may expose patients to a greater risk of heart attacks, rather than mitigating this danger. As The Daily Mail explains, the research found that statins, which purportedly lower patients’ likelihood of experiencing heart attacks by reducing levels of cholesterol in the blood, also reduce the production of Vitamin K. Since this vitamin helps prevent the formation of calcium deposits, the use of statins can put patients at enhanced risk for calcification, which can result in a heart attack.

Alarmingly, this is not the only complication that has been linked to statins. Critics have also contended that these drugs can cause muscle pain and weakness of the skeletal system. Given these issues, the researchers are now calling for the health risks of statins to be more carefully weighed against their potential benefits.

How a Florida 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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