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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 Chosen To Spearhead Federal Litigation

by Stephen Fields on February 26th, 2015

The pursuit to lower cholesterol levels is practically a national pastime. And no pharmaceutical company has benefited more from that pursuit than Pfizer, maker of Lipitor, the best-selling prescription drug in history. But thousands of cases of new-onset diabetes allegedly caused by the drug show that high cholesterol isn’t the only concern. More importantly, a rising tide of Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims accuse Pfizer of failing to warn the public of the risk.

Cardiologist Criticizes The Increased Lipitor Diabetes Risk In Women

by Stephen Fields on February 24th, 2015

Dr. Barbara Roberts, a cardiologist and author of The Truth About Statins, criticizes the use of drugs like Lipitor on three fronts. First, she claims the statin guidelines published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) needlessly endanger millions of people. Second, she notes that the trials on which the guidelines were based were funded by the companies who manufacture the recommended drugs. Third, Dr. Roberts points out that women, in particular, are more likely to suffer side effects and develop diabetes when placed on statins.

Evidence Indicating A Potential Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects Connection Continues To Mount

by Stephen Fields on February 18th, 2015

Diagnosing type 2 diabetes is simple. The illness is accompanied by well-known markers in one’s blood. Figuring out what caused its onset is more difficult. Up until 2012, thousands of diabetics were unaware that there may be a Lipitor and diabetes side effects connection. The manufacturer Pfizer had not disclosed the illness as a possible side effect. Consumers and doctors were left in the dark.

Discovery Continues For Selected Bellwether Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits

by Stephen Fields on February 12th, 2015

Pfizer Inc. is facing more than 1,900 Lipitor lawsuit claims in federal and state courts. Nearly all of the cases were filed on behalf of women who allege they developed type 2 diabetes after taking Pfizer’s blockbuster cholesterol medication. They accuse the drug maker of failing to warn them of the risk. Many women claim the company deliberately withheld information about potential Lipitor diabetes side effects.

Women Who Suffer From Lipitor Diabetes Side Effects Face Substantial Treatment Costs

by Stephen Fields on February 9th, 2015

Lipitor is the best-selling prescription medication of all time, generating more than $130 billion in sales since 1996. But a growing body of evidence suggests that its manufacturer, Pfizer Inc., may have deliberately misrepresented its safety. Several scientific studies have highlighted a potentially-causal relationship between the use of Lipitor and type 2 diabetes in women.

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