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Many hypertension and cholesterol medications are available to people suffering from heart-related conditions. A vast array of medications exist to control high blood pressure, including ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) such as Benicar (olmesartan) and valsartan.

Unfortunately, ACE inhibitors and statins come with their risks. Severe side effects can occur when taking blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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Hypertension & High Cholesterol

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the force of blood against your artery walls is high enough to cause severe health problems, such as heart attack and stroke. Sometimes symptoms of high blood pressure do not become apparent for years as it damages your heart and blood vessels. Sometimes symptoms never become apparent, even after a doctor reveals a high reading.

High cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia, occurs when the fatty deposits develop in your blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of developing atherosclerosis, a heart attack, or stroke. Poor diet, smoking, diabetes, and obesity are risk factors for high cholesterol. Many drugs are available to lower cholesterol levels, such as statins. Statins, such as Crestor and Zocor, block an enzyme that plays a role in cholesterol production.

Common Side Effects of Hypertension and High Cholesterol Drugs

Hypertension medications may cause the following side effects:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Unexpected weight gain or loss

Cholesterol medications, such as statins, may cause the following side effects:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Skin flushing
  • Muscle aches or weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Bloating or gas
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain or cramps
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A tort is a civil wrongful act committed by a person or company that results in harm to another person. A mass tort is when multiple victims are injured by the same single tort.

A court will consider if a mass tort lawsuit is permissible by determining:

  • whether a large number of plaintiffs are involved
  • whether the plaintiffs are located near or far from each other;
  • whether the injuries sustained are similar among the plaintiffs;
  • whether the claims arose from the same cause (defective toy, car part, oil spill, etc.)
  • Defective products, such as car parts, toys, or other consumer goods.
  • Pharmaceutical drugs, such as those that are later linked to severe or fatal health consequences
  • Environmental hazards, such as polluted water sources contaminated by nearby industrial sites or an oil leak.

Thousands of lawsuits across the country may be filed with a mass tort. These lawsuits are filed in numerous federal district courts. In a mass tort, federal judges will consolidate the thousands of lawsuits into a single proceeding. One judge in a single federal district court will oversee litigation, allowing for consistent rulings and a more expeditious process for the plaintiffs.

In a mass tort, each plaintiff (injured person) has an individual claim resulting from their unique damages. In a class action, many plaintiffs are considered collectively. Similarly, in a mass tort, each individual’s claim “value” is unique to the severity of their injuries. In a class action, plaintiffs generally suffer injuries of similar severity, resulting in the same amount of compensation value.

If you have been injured or suffered illness due to a recalled drug, having an expert witnesses can be essential to proving your claim. Thomas J. Henry has spent decades building professional relationships with leading experts including:

  • Pharmacologists
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  • Regulatory Compliance Consultants
  • Forensic toxicologists
  • Drug Injury Causation Experts
  • Biomechanics

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When Mike suffered a back injury after falling down broken stairs at an apartment complex, he called Thomas J. Henry. This is his story.

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James was on his way to work when his car lost control due to a trucker spilling acid on the road. After suffering neck and back injuries, he called Thomas J. Henry. This is his story.

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Trucking Accident
$50 Million

Net to Client: $27 Million

Expenses: $1.1 Million

Attorney Fees: $21 Million

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SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Trucking Accident
$35 Million

Net to Client: $22.2 Million

Expenses: $100 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $12.8 Million

WRONGFUL DEATH

Product Liability
$30.2 Million

Net to Client: $20.1 Million


Expenses: $39.6 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $10.1 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Premises Liability
$14.8 Million

Net to Client: $6.7 Million

Expenses: $652 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $7.4 Million

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Medical Malpractice
$12.7 Million

Net to Client: $10.4 Million

Expenses: $300 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $2 Million

SPINE & BACK INJURIES

Company Vehicle Accident
$10 Million

Net to Client: $5.6 Million

Expenses: $125 Thousand

Attorney Fees: $4.3 Million

NECK INJURIES

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San Antonio

1 year ago

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