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Lipitor Increases Risk of Diabetes

Posted on 15 August, 2014 at 22:00 Comments comments (621)
The Lipitor lawyers at Steven H. Meyer, P.A. are reviewing potential product liability lawsuits for users of the popular cholesterol drug who have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Studies have found that Lipitor has side effects that may increase the risk of diabetes and other serious health complications associated with the disease, especially among otherwise healthy women prescribed the cholesterol drug.

Although it appears that the manufacturer knew or should have known about the risk of health problems from Lipitor, inadequate warnings were provided for users and the medical community. As a result, financial compensation may be available through a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit.    To review a potential case for yourself, a friend or family member, please contact our office for a free consultation.

Amid agressive marketing and promotion, Lipitor became one of the top selling brand name drugs in the world, generating more than $125 billion in sales before generic Lipitor became available in 2011. Lipitor is a member of a class of drugs known as “statins”, which work by preventing the liver from creating an enzyme that helps the body produce cholesterol. This helps the body reduce the levels of “bad cholesterol.”  Statins have been linked to a number of serious health problems and side effects, including muscle injury, kidney problems, and diabetes. 

In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration forced the manufacturer, Pfizer, to add information to the “Warnings and Precautions” label about the potential link to an increased risk of diabetes. However, the Lipitor warnings added by Pfizer remain incomplete and inadequate, failing to properly warn users or the medical community about the risk of diabetes or the importance of monitoring blood glucose levels. As a result, thousands of women may have developed diabetes from Lipitor that could have been avoided if more accurate information had been provided about the risk.

Lipitor lawsuits have been filed in courts throughout the country on behalf of individuals diagnosed with diabetes from Lipitor, and additional claims are being reviewed as a result of Pfizer’s decision to place their desire for profits before consumer safety. Some of the common allegations raised in Lipitor diabetes lawsuits include:

Lipitor Class Action Lawyers

The attorneys at Steven H. Meyer, P.A. are reviewing the potential for Lipitor diabetes class action lawsuits and individual injury claims on behalf of individuals throughout the United States. All Lipitor cases are being pursued under a contingency fee, which means that there are no fees for our Lipitor attorneys to pursue your case unless a recovery is obtained. To review a potential claim with one of our Lipitor lawyers, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

We handle cases on behalf of residents all over Florida who took Lipitor and developed diabetes.