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Lipitor Lawyers Reviewing Diabetes Lawsuits

Austin Kirk

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are now evaluating Lipitor lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes following use of the blockbuster cholesterol drug.

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) was first introduced in 1996 and quickly grew to become one of the most widely used brand-name medications in the world, generating billions of dollars in revenue for Pfizer. However, it appears that the drug maker failed to adequately disclose the risk of diabetes from Lipitor side effects.

Lipitor and Diabetes Cases

Information has emerged to suggest that Pfizer knew or should have known that users develope diabetes on Lipitor at an alarming rate, and lawsuits allege that Pfizer should have provided better warnings about the potential risk and the importance of monitoring blood glucose levels if the medication is used.

Thousand of individuals who were otherwise in a relatively healthy condition, attempting to reduce the risks associated with high cholesterol, may now be suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, which carries a substantial increase in the chances of developing heart disease, blindness, neuropathy, kidney disease and other severe health complications.

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Have You or a Loved One Been Diagnosed with Diabetes After Lipitor Use?

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In February 2012, the FDA announced that it was requiring new diabetes warnings on Lipitor and other similar cholesterol drugs belonging to a class of medications known as statins. However, it appears that studies have suggested long before then that there may be a link between diabetes and Lipitor.

In addition, it appears that the warnings now added to Lipitor remain insufficient to adequately provide users with information about the potential risk of diabetes, and individuals may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of Pfizer’s decision to place their desire for profits before consumers safety.

If proper warnings had been provided, individuals may have had the opportunity to decide not to use Lipitor or they may have reduced their risk of developing diabetes by closely monitoring their blood glucose levels to see if the drug was affecting them.

Find Out If You Have A Lipitor Diabetes Cases

To review a potential case for yourself, a friend or family member with the Lipitor diabetes lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A., request a free claim evaluation by calling 1-800-522-0102 or completing our on-line form.

11 Comments Add Your Comments

  1. I took Lipitor for years before being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

  2. Have been taking Lipitor 80 mg for many years since the late 90s and watched my a1c slowly rise to 7.6 currently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

  3. Have been taken Lipitor for three months and I have never been told I had diabetes until three months after taken Lipitor drug

  4. My son is 45 yrs. old and has taken lipitor for aprox. 10 yrs. Would be interested to know if men are included in the cases. Son since developed type 2 diabetes.

    • Austin Kirk says:

      @Jean – At this time, we are only reviewing potential cases for women diagnosed with diabetes following use of Lipitor. While there may ultimately be an increased risk across for men and women (and users of other statins), our office is currently only pursuing cases involving women given the available evidence and studies at this time. Best regards, Austin Kirk

  5. I have taken Lipator for about four years and in October 2012 found out l have diabetes now and I had a level of 12 at that time. Due to finacial issues I had discountiued taking Lipator in Januarary 2013 I went into my doctors office in March 2013 and had dropped my points down to 7. At this time I don’t know what my options are

  6. I saw something about this on TV today, I became a diabetic in 2007. I started taking Lipitor a few years before that and I am still taking it.

  7. When will you start pursuing the cases of memory loss due to statins?

  8. I STARTED TAKING LIPITOR AROUND 1998 AND IN 2007 HAD RHABDOMYLISIS NOW DIABETES AND MINE IS 23 RARELY LESS THAN 18 I AM IN CANADA CAN ANYONE HELP I THINK I AM DYING IN 2007 I CALLED PHYZER AND THEY ASKED ME IF IWAS A DIABETIC IDID NOT KNOW ANY CONNECTION THEN BUT PHYZER KNEW

  9. I started taking Lipitor in 2003.in 2010 i Was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.I Was never warned of These dangers.Was Told in fact that I responded well to the medication.I am still on Lipitor 40 mg. in 2013.

  10. I have type 2 diabetes and I have been taking LIPITOR for years. Do I have a case?

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