The statin Lipitor may be linked to increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, especially when used by post-menopausal women. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed in U.S. courts that accuse Pfizer, Inc. of failing to warning patients and doctors about the potential association between Lipitor and diabetes.
The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP represents the victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices, including women who may have developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of Lipitor. To arrange for a free review of your potential Lipitor lawsuit, please call (888) 994-5118.
Lipitor (atorvastatin) was brought to market in 1996 by the Warner- Lambert Company, which was eventually acquired by Pfizer. Before it lost patent protection, the cholesterol-lowering medication was one of the top-selling drugs in the world, generating more than $125 billion in sales. Lipitor works by preventing the liver from creating an enzyme that helps the body produce cholesterol.
Lipitor and other statins have been linked to a number of serious side effects, including muscle injury and kidney problems. Recent studies have also suggested that people who use these drugs might be more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes:
In February 2012, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had ordered statin manufacturers to add new information to the drugs’ labels regarding their potential effects on blood glucose levels.
Hundreds of Lipitor lawsuits have been centralized in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, all of which were filed on behalf of women who allegedly developed new-onset Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the statin medication. Plaintiffs assert, among other things, that the modifications made to the Lipitor label in response to the FDA’s 2012 mandate do not adequately warn patients about this potential complication.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is providing free legal reviews to post-menopausal women diagnosed with new-onset Type 2 diabetes following treatment with Lipitor. To discuss your case with a member of our legal staff today, please call (888) 994-5118.
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