Lipitor Lawsuit Information
The cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor, manufactured by Pfizer, has been linked to an increased risk of causing diabetes type 2 in women taking Lipitor, according to recent medical studies. This has resulted in a major increase in Lipitor Lawsuits being filed across the nation. If you or your loved ones have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes while taking or having taken the drug Lipitor in the past, then you may be eligible to file a Lipitor lawsuit. Our lawyers are currently handling Lipitor claims for women diagnosed with diabetes who have taken or are taking Lipitor. Our Lipitor lawsuit attorneys are experienced in the legal options regarding filing a Lipitor lawsuit.
WHAT IS LIPITOR?
Lipitor is the trade or brand name for the prescription drug atorvastatin. Lipitor is manufactured and sold in the USA by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. It is a member of the drug class known as 'statins' that are used to lower blood cholesterol. The FDA approved Pfizer's Lipitor in 1996. Though there are other manufacturers making atorvastatin, Lipitor has become one of the more popular brands used to treat high cholesterol.
Statin drugs such as Lipitor prevent an enzyme in the liver from creating lipids - fatty substances. Cholesterol is a type of lipid. Though not all lipids are bad, Lipitor reduces the formation of a low-density cholesterol, called LDL or, more popularly known as 'bad' cholesterol. Taking Lipitor, in combination with adopting a healthy lifestyle, is supposed to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular problems
FILING A LIPITOR CLAIM
Though FDA approved drugs are generally considered safe, all drugs have side-effects. For Lipitor, a number of side effects have been observed. These range from mild and transient side effects to side effects that require immediate medical intervention. Recently, however, studies have shown that Lipitor can cause type 2 diabetes in women and the evidence was strong enough for the FDA to issue a warning on Feb 28, 2012 and require Pfizer to update their labeling information.
If you have developed this type of diabetes and have been using Lipitor, it is urgent that you contact a lawyer experienced in drug-related lawsuits to see if you should file a Lipitor Lawsuit. A Lipitor lawsuit could compensate you in terms of monetary value to help you pay for material and immaterial damages that you have undergone or will incur in the future. An experienced lawyer who understands your suffering can help you through the legal process
FDA RELEASES WARNING TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT LIPITOR
On Feb. 28, 2012, the FDA required Pfizer and other statin manufacturers to update the drug's package labeling to include the increased risk of causing type 2 diabetes.
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CONTACTING A LIPITOR LAWYER
If you or a loved one is currently taking the drug Lipitor, discuss this information with your family doctor. Tell your family doctor of any concerns you may have by taking Lipitor. Do not stop taking any medication of any kind until you have fully discussed the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Many women who were recently diagnosed with diabetes after taking Lipitor are now filing Lipitor lawsuits with Pfizer, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes while taking Lipitor that your doctor prescribed, then you may be eligible to file a claim for a Lipitor lawsuit. Lipitor is currently linked to causing an increased risk of diabetes.