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Lipitor Lawsuit for Diabetes Side Effects in Women

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Our Lipitor lawyers are helping women nationwide who have suffered Lipitor diabetes side effects by representing those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in filing Lipitor lawsuit settlement claims in 2015. 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.

FDA Announces Statin and Diabetes Risk

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.

Researchers Identify Lipitor Diabetes Risk in Women

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

Lipitor Lawsuit Attorneys

We represent all women 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

First Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Trials To Begin In October 2015

by Stephen Fields on January 28th, 2015

In early 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) created an MDL for Lipitor lawsuit claims alleging Pfizer failed to warn consumers that its drug might trigger type 2 diabetes. A year later, the MDL now involves thousands of plaintiffs. Injured women across the U.S. have joined the litigation, claiming they developed diabetes after using Pfizer’s blockbuster cholesterol drug. The judge overseeing the MDL recently disclosed that the first cases will see trial in October 2015.

Does The Risk Of Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects Outweigh The Drug’s Benefits?

by Stephen Fields on January 14th, 2015

Lipitor is used by millions of people to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. It’s designed to lower cholesterol levels, which introduces notable cardiovascular benefits. However, a recent analysis of 36 articles showed that many patients, and even doctors, underestimate the potential risk of developing side effects from drug treatments.

Lipitor and Diabetes Complications: Has Pfizer Caused A National Epidemic Among Women?

by Stephen Fields on January 8th, 2015

Lipitor attorneys are reviewing thousands of potential Lipitor lawsuit claims for women who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes while using the blockbuster drug. One Lipitor lawsuit filed by a California woman accuses Pfizer of selling a drug that has caused a “national epidemic of type 2 diabetes in women.” It alleges that the company knew about the risk for many years. Because it failed to warn medical providers and consumers, few women had any idea whether the drug was having an adverse effect on their blood sugar levels.

Understanding The Connection Between Lipitor And Diabetes Side Effects In Women

by Stephen Fields on January 6th, 2015

Lipitor has been the best-selling statin for years due to its high potency, as well as aggressive marketing by Pfizer. In 2012, cumulative sales exceeded $130 billion. But its commercial success has a dark side. Thousands of women have reported being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using Lipitor.

Why Were 20 Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits Dismissed From The Pending Federal MDL?

by Stephen Fields on January 1st, 2015

As 2015 begins, more attention than ever is on the growing Lipitor litigation targeting drug maker Pfizer Inc. Thousands of women have reported they were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using Lipitor. Many of them have filed Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims to hold Pfizer accountable and demand fair compensation for their injuries.

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