Zetia is a type of drug that is used to treat high cholesterol and other conditions involving lipid levels. The drug has been associated with various types of injuries and side effects. Some common Zetia side effects include:
- Depressed mood
- Stomach nausea
- Joint pain
More serious Zetia side effects include links to liver damage, heart attacks, stroke, and possibly cancer. Other drugs that are related to Zetia may also exhibit similar side effects. For instance, Vytorin side effects can be similar to Zetia, as that drug is also used in the treatment of similar cholesterol conditions.
Who May be Held Liable for Zetia-Related Injuries?
Zetia side effects and injuries can be serious. Depending on the circumstances, various parties can be held liable for Zetia injuries. For instance, the manufacturer of Zetia products might be held liable if there are defects associated with a Zetia product. An example of this is where a Zetia product does not contain the proper warning labels. This can result in an overdose or improper use of the medicine, which can lead to injury. In such cases, the manufacturer might be held liable under a product defect theory of law.
In other instances, Zetia injuries can be the result of medical negligence, such as a pharmacy error. An example of this is where a doctor or pharmacist prescribes Zetia to a wrong patient, or prescribes the wrong amount of Zetia. This can result in a malpractice claim against the medical professional or the medical institution.
What are the Legal Remedies for Zetia Injuries?
Legal action may be needed to resolve any disputes or claims involving Zetia side effects and injuries. Zetia lawsuits (and other similar lawsuits, such as Vytorin lawsuits) often result in a monetary damages award for the injured party. The damages may cover losses like hospital and medical costs, lost work wages, pain and suffering, and other costs.
In some cases, a class action suit may be filed if many persons are injured by the same side effects. In many drug-related health and safety cases, a recall may also be issued of the product prior to the lawsuit.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a Zetia Lawsuit?
Zetia claims can be complex and typically require the help of a lawyer. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with advice, guidance, and legal representation for your case.