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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 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

Lipitor Lawsuit News: Number Of Lipitor Claims Pending Against Pfizer In 2014 Soars Past 1,400

by Steve Fields on November 25th, 2014

It seems that cholesterol drugs like Lipitor, prescribed to lower blood pressure, have been wreaking havoc on the health of thousands of women. Reports of new-onset type 2 diabetes have surfaced throughout the U.S. among women who have used the medication. Pfizer, the manufacturer, is now facing more than 1,400 Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims as well as increasing scrutiny over its failure to warn the public.

Lipitor and Diabetes Risk: Are Lifestyle Changes Better Than Statins For Achieving Heart Health?

by Steve Fields on November 20th, 2014

At one time, lowering LDL cholesterol levels was the primary goal of statin therapy. Doctors prescribed Lipitor in an attempt to ward off the risk of heart disease in their patients. That treatment protocol became remarkably popular within the medical community, helping to drive sales of Lipitor to more than $130 billion. But doctors have begun to question the Lipitor diabetes risk, especially for healthy women.

Lipitor Lawsuit Claims Filed By Thousands Of Women With Type 2 Diabetes

by Steve Fields on November 18th, 2014

If you took Lipitor to reduce your cholesterol and were surprised to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you’re not alone. Thousands of women have reported the same experience after using Pfizer’s blockbuster medication. Despite being healthy and having an average BMI, they developed new-onset diabetes. Many of these women have filed Lipitor lawsuit claims for compensation.

Lipitor And Diabetes Complications Include 6 Serious Skin Conditions

by Steve Fields on November 13th, 2014

Pfizer Inc. manufactures the drug Lipitor and millions of people use it to lower their LDL cholesterol levels in the hopes of avoiding heart disease and related health conditions. But fears that Lipitor causes diabetes side effects are growing. Despite the FDA ordering Pfizer to update the warning label in 2012, the Lipitor label remains vague and misleading.

Why You Should Consider Filing A Lipitor Lawsuit For Compensation

by Steve Fields on November 11th, 2014

When you began taking Lipitor to lower your cholesterol, the goal was to lower your LDLs (low density lipids) which may have risen to dangerous levels. Lipitor offered a low-maintenance way to bring them back under control. However, you were probably never told to watch for early warning signs of diabetes, and assumed Lipitor was safe.

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