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