Recently it has been discovered that taking the cholesterol medication Lipitor can lead to diabetes. If you have developed diabetes or are have an increased risk of diabetes after taking Lipitor, we can help. Call 1-866-222-9990 and contact our class action lawsuit attorneys at Danziger & DeLlano to find out more about how we can help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve from the people who put your health at risk.
Lipitor has been scientifically linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes in women. If you were diagnosed with diabetes while/after taking Lipitor, you may be eligible to file a Lipitor lawsuit and receive a financial settlement.
In 2012, the Big Pharma company Pfizer was instructed by the Food and Drug Administration to add a warning label onto one of its drugs. Lipitor’s label now carries a warning that the medication is associated with a significantly increased risk of diabetes.
However, Lipitor was (and still is) a popular medication for lowering cholesterol, so many people have been using it and unknowingly exposing themselves to type-2 diabetes. As a result, Lipitor lawsuits are being filed to hold Pfizer responsible for the suffering of diabetes patients.
Lipitor Side Effects
The drug atorvastatin is most commonly sold under the brand name Lipitor, and is used to lower high cholesterol in patients. Lipitor is manufactured and marketed by the Big Pharma giant Pfizer, and is one of the most popular cholesterol treatment drugs on the market. Atorvastatin is in the statin class of hypolipidemic drugs.
Lipitor is typically prescribed as a daily medication, with the dosage ranging from 10-80mg. The drug works by de-activating an enzyme in the liver to prevent the production of LDLs (low density lipids). LDLs are forms of cholesterol that tend to block arteries.
Pfizer sells Lipitor as a medication to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown that this drug can do more harm than good.
It has recently come to light that one of the Lipitor side effects is a significantly increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Since 2010, medical journals have been publishing studies that link Lipitor and diabetes, as well as cite new onset diabetes as a Lipitor side effect.
Lipitor and Diabetes
In recent years, several studies have been conducted to examine the link between Lipitor and diabetes in women and general patients.
In 2011 the Lancet study was published as a review of studies linking statin medications (such as Lipitor) to diabetes in patients. The study confirmed that patients who took Lipitor and other versions of atorvastatin had a significantly higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes while on their prescribed medication.
Two studies published in 2010 explored the association of Lipitor and diabetes. The JACC study results found that patients who took 80mg doses of Lipitor daily had a 37% increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
The Atherosclerosis study examined the metabolic effects of Lipitor and other statins. The study concluded that patients taking regular doses of the medication were at a dangerously high risk of new onset diabetes.
Lipitor and Diabetes in Women
In 2012 a study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine journal which revealed that women 50-79 years old who took Lipitor (and similar statin drugs) are nearly 50% more likely to develop diabetes.
Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys
If you or a loved one have developed diabetes while taking Lipitor or atorvastatin (the generic version of the drug), you could qualify to file a Lipitor lawsuit. Many patients who are suffering from diabetes as a result of taking Lipitor are working with class action lawsuit attorneys to obtain the compensation they deserve.
If you are currently being prescribed Lipitor or atorvastatin, it is important to speak with your doctor about your risk of new onset diabetes. Do not stop taking your prescribed medication without first talking with your doctor.
Danziger & DeLlano is an experienced law firm, with a long, successful record of helping victims of difficult diseases get the compensation they deserve from companies who put their health at risk. Pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer have a history of producing and selling dangerous drugs, despite proven links to devastating illnesses.
Contact Us Today
Our class action lawsuit attorneys at Danziger & DeLlano are available to answer any questions you may have regarding Lipitor and diabetes, as well as Lipitor lawsuits. We understand how difficult and costly it is to live with diabetes, and we want to help you. Our firm’s attorneys are seasoned experts and can assist you with your Lipitor lawsuit.
For more information regarding Lipitor lawsuits, Lipitor and diabetes, and finding out if you qualify to file a lawsuit, please contact us at 1-866-222-9990.