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Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit

Our law firm is helping women nationwide who have suffered Lipitor diabetes side effects by representing those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in filing Lipitor lawsuit settlement claims. Call 1-888-210-9968 today for a free case review.

Lipitor (atorvastatin), the best-selling prescription drug in history, has exceeded $125 billion in sales since it was approved in 1996.  In this time, Lipitor has been prescribed to millions of women to lower their blood pressure and prevent heart disease.

Although this drug is widely prescribed, there is increasing evidence that the risk of side effects could be serious. A number of recent studies have shown a potential link between Lipitor and diabetes in women.

In February of 2012, the FDA issued a consumer update about the popular class of heart disease medications known as statins, including the drug Lipitor.1 The FDA advised doctors and patients that “people being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of type 2 diabetes.

This announcement came in the wake of a number of important studies which investigated whether Lipitor causes diabetes in some patients. A study published in the journal Atherosclerosis reported that atorvastatin, or Lipitor, caused “significant increase” in the risk for the new onset of diabetes.2 20, 40, and 80 mg doses of Lipitor, it reported, decreased insulin sensitivity when compared with baseline or a placebo. Decreased insulin sensitivity can contribute to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

In a study to identify whether Lipitor causes diabetes in women, researchers found that diabetes affected women at an elevated rate.3 Although the exact mechanisms are not understood, scientists have established in the past that diabetes affects men and women differently because of different hormones in their bodies.

In 2012, a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that, even after adjusting for confounding variables, women who took a statin like Lipitor had a 50% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who did not.4

Diabetes is a lifelong disease that requires careful daily management. Diabetics can experience serious complications affecting their eyes, circulatory systems, and nervous systems. WebMD notes that the lifespans of 50-year-olds with diabetes are 8.5 years shorter than the lifespans of those who do not have the disease.5

We represent all clients who developed diabetes after taking Lipitor on a contingency basis. This means that there are never any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. For a free case review and information about filing a Lipitor lawsuit, please call us toll free at 1-888-210-9968.

An attorney will answer your questions about Lipitor and diabetes, including the latest type 2 diabetes warnings and FDA news, and discuss Lipitor lawsuit claim filing deadlines in your state. There is a limited time to file a claim, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

1. FDA Expands Advice on Statin Risks
2. Differential Metabolic Effects of Distinct Statins
3. Sex Differences of Endogenous Sex Hormones and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
4. Statin Use and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus in Postmenopausal Women in the Women’s Health Initiative
5. Diabetes Cuts Years off Life Span of Americans

Featured Lipitor Lawsuit News

Is Pfizer Liable For Your Lipitor Diabetes Complications?

by Steve Fields on April 15th, 2014

Scientific studies over the past 20 years have repeatedly linked a class of cholesterol drugs called statins to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Data have shown that men and women – and particularly the latter – are more likely to become diabetic after using them.

New Statin Guidelines Place More Women at Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

by Steve Fields on March 31st, 2014

The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology issued new statin guidelines last November which recommended statins be prescribed to nearly half of the American population between the ages of 40 and 75. It is particularly troubling that these recommendations come without regard for the side effects that patients may experience, especially postmenopausal women who may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Large Statin Study Points To An Increased Risk Of Lipitor Diabetes Side Effect

by Steve Fields on March 24th, 2014

According to a study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin) provide important health benefits for select individuals. For example, they are effective for lowering cholesterol levels and helping to reduce inflammation. Despite these benefits, there are risks associated with their use. The study also identified a link between drugs like Lipitor and type 2 diabetes, a condition for which there is no cure.

Understanding The Lipitor Diabetes Connection And Growing Litigation Against Pfizer

by Steve Fields on March 18th, 2014

Several scientific studies have investigated whether there is a causal link between the statin Lipitor and type 2 diabetes. At least one study found that the Lipitor diabetes risk may be significantly increased among healthy women. Concerns are growing that the drug, once considered safe, might expose patients to a lifelong and potentially-debilitating disease.

Women Seek Lipitor Class Action After Developing Type 2 Diabetes

by Steve Fields on February 27th, 2014

As women learn about the potential for increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, many have asked about the possibility of filing a Lipitor Class Action. However, individual Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits were recently consolidated into a federal Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in February 2014 and are scheduled for pretrial in the District of South Carolina.