Lawsuits Link Lipitor to Diabetes
The Strom Law Firm, LLC is now investigating and evaluating cases against Lipitor®, the popular cholesterol lowering drug. Some users of Lipitor® have been diagnosed with diabetes after taking the medication. Several studies also have linked the drug to an increased risk of developing diabetes, particularly in middle-aged and older women. If you or someone you love took Lipitor, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. Please call 803.252.4800.
Lipitor Lawsuit Claims
Several lawsuits claim patients and doctors were not adequately warned about the risk of developing type 2 diabetes after taking lipitor. Pfizer advertised and promoted the drug as safe and effective, even though they knew it could increase blood sugar levels. The warning label did not warn about those potential effects until February 2012.
Lipitor and Link to Diabetes
In 2012, the FDA forced label changes for Lipitor and other statins include a warning about the potential increased risk of diabetes. The warnings added by Pfizer to the prescription bottles for Lipitor® failed to completely and adequately address the increase in risk of diabetes and the importance of monitoring blood glucose levels. As a result, thousands of women may have developed diabetes after taking Lipitor®.
The British Medical Journal published in 2013 that they found that people taking Lipitor had a 22% higher risk of new-onset diabetes.
Common symptoms include:
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst
- Weight loss
- Blurry vision
- Infections that won’t heal
- Areas of darkened skin
Call Today for a Free Lipitor Lawsuit Consultation
Drug manufacturers should be held accountable for the harm they cause. Our team of attorneys are currently investigating claims for individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes after taking Lipitor®. There may be a limited time to file a claim. Please call us today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. There is no cost to talk to us about your case. We are here to listen and help determine what your options are. Our team of personal injury attorneys understands that when you are injured, by no fault of your own, there may be lifelong impact. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. Please call 803.252.4800 today.