Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits

Lipitor Lawsuits

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  • Muscle damage
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Kidney failure
  • Myopathy
  • Memory loss

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Lipitor and other statin medications have been touted by drug makers as beneficial in lowering cholesterol levels and therefore reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients. However, critics of statin drugs argue that the medications are over-prescribed, expanding into areas where they provide lesser benefit while allegedly putting patients at risk of serious side effects, namely Type 2 diabetes in women. If you took Lipitor to lower your cholesterol and you have since been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or another serious statin side effect, fill out the case review form to discuss your claim with an experienced Lipitor diabetes attorney. You may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against Pfizer, the makers of Lipitor, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries and medical expenses.

Diabetes Symptoms and Complications

Diabetes is a serious disease that typically requires ongoing medical care and close adherence to a diabetic diet, and can sometimes lead to hospitalization, the need for surgery, or possibly even death. Because early detection and treatment of diabetes can reduce a patient’s risk of suffering serious complications, it is important to be aware of the most common symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, which include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Urinating often
  • Weight loss
  • Tingling, pain or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
  • Inexplicable hunger or thirst

In addition to Type 2 diabetes, Lipitor use may put patients at risk of additional life-threatening side effects, including the following:

  • Muscle damage
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Kidney failure
  • Myopathy
  • Memory loss

Potential Side Effects of Lipitor

In a recent study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, researchers examined the medical records of 153,840 women taking Lipitor between 1993 and 2005. According to their findings, 10,200 of the women involved in the study developed Type 2 diabetes by the time the research was concluded. In 2009, the FDA issued new prescribing guidelines for Lipitor, as new information came to light about the increased risk of another side effect, muscle damage, associated with use of the blockbuster statin drug.

In 2012, the FDA updated the Lipitor warning label again to include the risk of Type 2 diabetes, after a Women’s Health Initiative study found that women, particularly those that have already gone through menopause, have a 50% increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes when they take prescription statin medications like Lipitor. If you believe you have been adversely affected by Lipitor diabetes side effects, fill out the form to discuss your possible compensation options with an experienced Lipitor lawyer.

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The market for statins in the United States tripled when the National Cholesterol Education amended its guidelines to recommend statins as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease, citing randomized trials in support of statin therapy. However, a report published by the Lancet shortly thereafter noted that “not one of the studies provides such evidence,” and questioned the interests of the doctors who made the statin recommendations, many of whom were discovered to have been paid by manufacturers of statin drugs. If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and you took Lipitor in the past to lower your cholesterol levels, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills. Fill out the case review form now to speak to a product liability lawyer who has experience handling Lipitor diabetes claims.

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