Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Claims

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Lipitor Linked to Diabetes by FDA, Free Consultations for Lipitor Lawsuits Now Available for Victims.

If you or a loved one has developed diabetes or other serious health problems as a result of the use of the popular anti-cholesterol medication Lipitor you may be eligible to file a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit and seek compensation. Lipitor is one of a class of drugs known as statins and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer health advisory warning people being treated with statins that they may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes.

Recent medical research has identified post-menopausal women as the group at the highest risk of developing diabetes as a result of the use of statins to control their cholesterol. Many men, however, also have been named in Lipitor lawsuits as victims of this link between the statin and diabetes.
Our experienced, aggressive lawyers are now investigating claims from Lipitor patients who have suffered serious side effects caused by this product. Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure that all of your legal rights are protected.

There may be time limits involved in certain cases and the earlier you contact us the more effectively we can begin pursuing compensation in Lipitor cases in which eligibility is determined.

Free consultations are being offered to advise families about the legal options that may be available to them in seeking compensation for a death, medical costs, pain and suffering or other expenses that may have been incurred as a result of the use of Lipitor.

Numerous Lipitor Lawsuits Have Been Filed


The number of patients who have developed diabetes and other significant health problems as a result of their use of Lipitor to treat their high cholesterol has climbed to significant numbers in both state and federal courts. In fact, there have been so many Lipitor diabetes victims filing lawsuits over health problems they have suffered that the federal court system is being petitioned to coordinate cases from across the country into what is called a multidistrict litigation.

Multidistrict litigations involve similar allegations against common defendants and quite frequently wind up becoming huge class-action litigations involving large numbers of plaintiffs and settlements and judgments that can climb into the billions of dollars in compensation.

Whether your case or that one of a loved one should be filed in state or federal court is a discussion that should be coordinated with your attorney. Our national network of lawyers is standing by to provide you with a free consultation about the merits of your case.

Our attorneys are completely familiar with the FDA’s 2012 order to Lipitor’s manufacturer, Pfizer, Inc., to make public to consumers additional warnings on the medication’s labels about the risk that has been identified to new-onset diabetes in patients who used the cholesterol-lowering statin.

What are the allegations contained in a Lipitor lawsuit? Essentially, such lawsuits contain allegations that Pfizer failed to adequately warn consumers that there was an increased risk of developing diabetes in connection with the use of Lipitor for the treatment of cholesterol issues.

Such Lipitor lawsuits seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses that may have been incurred by victims of Lipitor’s link to increased risk of suffering diabetes.

In one such Lipitor diabetes lawsuit a woman claimed that her use of Lipitor caused her to develop type 2 diabetes and as a result she suffered a loss of vision due to cataracts, requiring her to undergo cataract surgery in both her eyes, according to her complaint.

The woman, in allegations similar to those contained in other Lipitor lawsuits, claims that she would never have treated herself with Lipitor to control her cholesterol if she had been aware of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes because of the medication.

Lipitor Diabetes Warning from the FDA

The free consultations now being offered to Lipitor diabetes victims can spell out the legal options to seek compensation over side effects involving the devastating link between Lipitor raised recently in a warning to health care professionals and patients issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In its nationwide announcement issued in 2012 and updated last November, the FDA warned that people being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes.

The FDA said that it issued the public health advisory after research reported in JAMA: Internal Medicine documented figures showing that post-menopausal women treated with Lipitor may be at an increased risk for developing the disease.

In addition, another study that was published in the highly respected British Medical Journal provided additional research findings over links between Lipitor and diabetes showing that patients using Lipitor to treat cholesterol had a 22 percent higher risk of new-onset diabetes.

There are also additional health concerns raised by the FDA in its health advisory involving diabetes links to Lipitor: Here are a few: "If you’re one of the millions of Americans who take statins to prevent heart disease, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has important new safety information on these cholesterol-lowering medications. FDA is advising consumers and health care professionals that:

  • Routine monitoring of liver enzymes in the blood, once considered standard procedure for statin users, is no longer needed. Such monitoring has not been found to be effective in predicting or preventing the rare occurrences of serious liver injury associated with statin use.

  • Cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users.

  • People being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes.

  • Some medications interact with lovastatin (brand names include Mevacor) and can increase the risk of muscle damage."

  • How to File a Lipitor Diabetes Claim

    Our nationwide legal team will make it easy for you to file your Lipitor diabetes claim because of the experience they have in handling cases that are to the one about which you are inquiring.

    The first step is to take advantage of the free consultations we are offering in order to review your eligibility to file a Lipitor diabetes claim.

    If you or a loved one has suffered diabetes or other serious health problems as a result of the use of Lipitor we urge you to contact us as soon as possible for experienced, aggressive legal representation seeking the compensation you may be due, dependent upon the facts of your case.

    Keep in mind that there may be legal time limits involved and the facts of each case may differ so it is important that you contact our aggressive legal team as soon as possible in order to preserve all of your legal options in a Lipitor diabetes case. Lipitor was once among the most-prescribed medications for American consumers and the number of patients who have relied on this drug to treat their cholesterol is in the millions. If you or a loved one are among the percentage that developed diabetes you may be eligible to seek compensation for this condition.

     

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    Lipitor diabetes class action lawsuit may include a cash settlement claims for victims. Page updated on 12/10/2013