The Food and Drug Administration has released warnings about "statins", reports Fox News.
Statins are cholestrol-fighting drugs that are very popular. But now it turns out that some patients taking statins might face a "small increased risk" of higher blood sugar levels and may end up being diagnosed with diabetes.
The most popular statins are Lipitor, Lescol, Pravachol, Crestor, Mevacor, Altoprev, Livalo and Zocor, reports Fox.
As a result of the statins FDA warning, it is likely that labels for statins drugs will now contain information that might better inform patients about risks.
Any time FDA warnings about drugs come out, it creates the possibility that there may be personal injury lawsuits arguing that the drugs caused harm to patients.
In these lawsuits (drug cases are sort of connected to medical malpractice and products liability law both), personal injury lawyers often have to introduce significant expertise as a way to rebut the pharmaceutical's company's own research. That makes the cases very expensive.
Thankfully, for the little guy who might be trying to take on a big pharmaceutical company, most drug cases related to drug injury litigation are taken on a contingent fee basis. This most often means that a plaintiff doesn't have to pay unless the attorney wins or settles the case.
For more information on products liability or drug lawsuits, including those that might arise of the statin market, please speak to a local personal injury attorney. These attorneys have significant experience dealing with cases involving large manufacturers, whether they are in pharmaceuticals or other industries.