How to File a Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Claim for Side Effects in Women
Written by Stephen Fields on December 12, 2013
Lipitor diabetes lawsuit claims are currently being filed on behalf of women who were diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes after taking the cholesterol-lowering medication, Lipitor. Our attorneys are here to help if you are looking for information about the litigation process and what to do if you’re eligible for filing a claim.
As the issue has received more publicity in recent months, you may have heard about a potential link between statins like Lipitor and type 2 diabetes. If you know that research has linked Lipitor, or atorvastatin, to an increased risk of diabetes side effects in women, you’ve likely also heard that some women have filed lawsuits against Lipitor’s manufacturer, alleging its drug caused them to develop diabetes.
While the experiences of these women vary, the issue at the heart of their cases is the same. Each claims that she was prescribed Lipitor to help lower her cholesterol, and unexpectedly developed diabetes as a result. A number of lawsuits have already been filed, and more are expected in 2014.
Why Lipitor Diabetes Litigation against Pfizer Is Expected To Grow
There are a number of reasons that diabetes patients have become increasingly receptive to the idea of suing Pfizer.
First, Lipitor’s warning label does not warn that using the drug might trigger type 2 diabetes. The label notes that patients should tell their doctors if they have diabetes, since using statins could elevate blood sugar levels, but it does not mention that recent studies have indicated Lipitor may lead to an increased risk of developing diabetes.
Second, there is no cure for type 2 diabetes. Once a woman develops diabetes, she must cope with its side effects, and complications for the rest of her life. Mentioning that statins might elevate blood sugar levels, which is a temporary and relatively minor side effect, is far different than warning the public of a possibility of Lipitor triggering diabetes, which is permanent.
A third reason Lipitor users are considering lawsuits is that type 2 diabetes requires ongoing management and treatment. To prevent complications, many patients need to take medications or insulin therapy for the rest of their lives.
How To Know If You’re Eligible to File a Claim
Lawsuits are being filed by women who have been diagnosed with diabetes after using Lipitor. However, not all women who have taken atorvastatin will be appropriate candidates for lawsuit claims. There are a number of complexities involved in determining the strength of a case.
If you are considering filing a lawsuit claim, please contact an attorney for a personalized legal analysis. When it comes to determining eligibility, nothing can substitute for the knowledge and experience of a trained lawyer.
Our Lipitor lawsuit attorneys can provide a free consultation to all potential clients in order to help them understand their legal options and determine whether a lawsuit is right for them.
What to Do If You Plan to File a Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Claim
It is important to keep good records about your experience taking Lipitor. Make notes of any details you remember, such as when you began taking atorvastatin, the symptoms you experienced, and whether those symptoms prevented you from doing things you would normally do.
If you are being treated for diabetes, try to record your expenses, including time you’ve spent away from your job. These items should be accounted for when seeking compensation from Pfizer.
Next, it is critical that you speak with an attorney as soon as you have been diagnosed with diabetes. After you determine that Lipitor may have caused your diabetes, there is limited time to file a claim against its manufacturer.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes after using Lipitor, please contact one of our experienced Lipitor diabetes side effects lawyers to discuss your case.
Call our offices at 1-888-578-4755 today to learn more about your legal options. There is no cost for the consultation, and no legal fees unless we win compensation in your case.