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Lipitor Lawsuit for Diabetes Side Effects in Women


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 2014. 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

Why Are So Many Women Filing Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes Lawsuit Claims?

by Steve Fields on October 17th, 2014

The controversy over Lipitor and diabetes has been gaining momentum since 2012, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced safety labeling changes on statins. The watchdog agency cited research demonstrating that use of statins (a class of drugs designed to lower cholesterol levels) increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes. However, the FDA failed to mention previous research which found the risk of diabetes particularly high for women.

Lipitor Diabetes Study in 2014 Validates Claims Of A Lipitor And Diabetes Connection

by Steve Fields on October 9th, 2014

In September, 2014 the latest Lipitor diabetes study was published in The Lancet, which adds to the growing body of evidence pointing to a possible Lipitor and diabetes connection. Women who have been diagnosed with diabetes after taking the cholesterol drug Lipitor may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturer. Thousands of Lipitor lawsuit claims allege that Pfizer failed to sufficiently disclose that its drug might trigger diabetes.

Lipitor Lawsuit 2014: Sharp Increase in Diabetes Lawsuit Claims

by Steve Fields on October 1st, 2014

Lipitor Lawsuits filed on behalf of women who developed Type 2 diabetes after taking the cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor has shown a dramatic increase in 2014. More than 1200 cases have been filed as of September 15, 2014. In August, 2014 the lead attorney for the plantiffs was interviewed by Reuters. He stated that the 1,000 cases filed so far represented nearly 4,000 women, and estimated that the number of cases could rise to 10,000.

Lipitor Diabetes Risk for Women with Healthy BMI’s

by Steve Fields on September 23rd, 2014

More women than ever are using drugs like Lipitor to control or reduce their cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, the drug’s manufacturer failed to disclose the entire range of potential Lipitor side effects for women. For more than 15 years it remained silent about the possibility of a Lipitor diabetes risk. Thousands of women who developed Type 2 diabetes after using Pfizer’s drug must now contend with a lifelong health condition.

Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Filed Against Pfizer By Texas Woman

by Steve Fields on September 15th, 2014

Thousands of patients using the cholesterol drug Lipitor (atorvastatin) have discovered firsthand that it may increase the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes. Many of them were diagnosed with the illness despite maintaining a relatively healthy lifestyle. Several of the drug’s users have filed Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims alleging the manufacturer, Pfizer, failed to provide adequate warning about the risk.

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