Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit
Studies have indicated that regular use of the cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor can lead to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Because the drug’s manufacturer failed to warn about these risks, patients who have been diagnosed with this condition after taking this medication may be entitled to file a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Contact our experienced team of class action lawyers to learn more about your legal options.
Lipitor Lawsuit Background
A study of 150,000 women over the age of 50 by the Women’s Health Initiative in 2012 revealed that those taking a statin were 48 percent more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes. Those with a low body mass index, or women with normal body weight, had an 86 percent chance of developing diabetes.
Another study conducted at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine found the risk for developing diabetes after taking Lipitor to be almost 50 percent higher among women than men.
Pfizer has known since 1996 that the drug carried a risk of diabetes, but only started warning doctors and patients about the risk when it was forced to so by the FDA in 2012. With adequate warnings and information about this side effect, doctors could have been monitoring patients’ glucose levels for signs of diabetes. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen.
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Risk Factors for Diabetes
Thousands of women who now have type 2 diabetes may unknowingly be victims of Lipitor. Studies have shown that the danger is particularly high in women with existing risk factors including:
- High blood sugar
- Excess weight
- High blood pressure
- Elevated triglycerides (a type of blood fat)
Contact Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC to learn more about filing a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit if you have developed these symptoms after taking Lipitor. You may be entitled to compensation.
JJS Lipitor Attorneys Take the Lead
Lipitor lawsuits filed in federal courts on behalf of people who developed type 2 diabetes after taking Pfizer’s cholesterol-lowering statin, also called atorvastatin, were consolidated in the District of South Carolina on Feb. 18, 2014.
The defective drug attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC are national leaders in the field of dangerous drug litigation. Attorney Kenneth Suggs, who is representing plaintiffs in these cases, has been recognized as one of the nation’s finest trial lawyers.
If you were prescribed high doses of Lipitor and have since been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, our attorneys can review your case and offer guidance through a free, no obligation consultation. You may be eligible to join a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit and help prevent others from being harmed by unsafe drugs.