Lipitor and Diabetes: Changing Lives
Many women remain unaware that Lipitor may have put them at an elevated risk for developing diabetes, potentially changing their lives forever. We believe that Pfizer, the manufacturer of Lipitor, should be held accountable for any harm they are responsible for and that women should be fairly compensated for injuries caused by their diabetes.
Prior to 2012, there was no indication from Pfizer about a risk of diabetes, and even now the Lipitor warning label remains vague. In early 2012, the FDA issued new safety label changes which advised that “People being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes.”
It did not, however, address research results from earlier that year indicating the risk of diabetes was particularly high for women. The researchers found that postmenopausal women who used statins were 50% more likely to develop diabetes than those who did not.
Those who have since learned about the possible connection expected that the drug company would notify women and their doctors about the risks so that they could make a well informed decision. Countless women have said they would not have taken the drug, had they known about an elevated risk of diabetes.
Lipitor Diabetes Changes Lives
Unfortunately, these women have had their lives changed by type 2 diabetes in a number of ways, including:
- Unpaid medical bills
- Emotional suffering
- Permanent injuries
- Reliance on diabetes medications
- Loss of their quality of life
In addition, there are serious complications that accompany a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes which remain a constant threat and require ongoing management of the disease, including:
- Nerve Damage, neuropathy, and numbness
- Heart Disease
- Kidney damage, kidney failure, and dialysis
- Eye damage, glaucoma, cataracts, and retinopathy
- Foot problems, and amputation of the feet or legs
Making a Difference
Diabetes is a lifelong disorder that requires continuous management. Compensation from Pfizer can help make a difference in your life and allow you the necessary funds to help pay for the costs associated with diabetes, the complications associated with diabetes, as well as your long-term care.
Contact us today at 1-888-578-4755 to learn more about how filing a Lipitor compensation claim can help make a difference for you.