Baycol is prescribed to patients to help control excess cholesterol in the bloodstream that leads to hardening of the arteries and heart disease. The use of Baycol, also known as cerivastatin sodium, has been linked to kidney failure, muscle cell damage, and at least 100 deaths since it was introduced to the market. Manufactured by Bayer A.G. Pharmaceutical, Baycol was withdrawn from the market in 2001 after reports of fatal rhabdomyolysis, the rapid destruction of skeletal muscle.
Symptoms of rhabdomyolysis include:
- Muscle aches and pain
- Muscle weakness
- Darkening of urine
Sometimes, those suffering from rhabdomyolysis show no symptoms at all until it is too late. At The Eichholz Law Firm, we understand how frustrating it can be for people who are injured due to Baycol or any dangerous drug. You can’t go back in time and change what happened, but you can take action right now.
Contact a Baycol Lawyer Today
The use of dangerous drugs can turn your life upside-down in an instant. Georgia law and federal regulations exist to protect consumers from the manufacturers of dangerous drugs. Understanding these laws can be difficult. You and your loved ones need someone familiar with complex medical terminology who can help you put the pieces back together, so you can get on with your life. You need the experienced dangerous drug attorneys of the Eichholz Law Firm.
Don’t let large drug manufacturers push you around. Push back. Contact Eichholz Law Firm today for your free and confidential consultation.