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Zocor Side Effects Update: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comments on New Study Linking Kidney Problems to High Doses of Zocor, Other Statins
Date:4/13/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) April 13, 2013

Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new study is raising additional concerns about possible Zocor side effects, specifically kidney damage. The study, which was published online on March 19 in the British Medical Journal, found that patients treated with higher doses of statins like Zocor were 34% more likely to be hospitalized for acute kidney injury during the first 120 days of treatment.*

“This study just adds to a growing body of evidence that indicates Zocor side effects, especially those associated with higher doses, can be extremely dangerous. We have heard from a number of Zocor patients who have allegedly experienced serious complications, including rhadbomyolysis, a devastating muscle disorder that can lead to kidney damage,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to victims of Zocor side effects.

The British Medical Journal study involved more than 2 million people aged 40 or over taking either high or low doses of the statins Crestor, Lipitor or Zocor. According to the study authors, risk for acute kidney injury remained elevated for two years after the start of treatment. Pre-existing kidney disease was not found to increase the risk for acute kidney problems independent of statin use.

Zocor Muscle Injury Side Effects
According to Bloomberg.com, Zocor, known generically as simvastatin, ranks as one of the world’s best-selling drugs.** However, the medication has been linked to a number of serious Zocor side effects, including muscle injury, myopathy and rhadbomyolysis. In March 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised that the higher 80 mg dose of Zocor could be as
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