Lipitor Lawyers Reviewing Diabetes Lawsuits

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted March 29, 2013


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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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.

20 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Robert says:

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

    Posted on April 8, 2013 at 8:18 am

  • John says:

    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.

    Posted on April 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

  • Sadie says:

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

    Posted on July 1, 2013 at 2:03 am

  • Jean says:

    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.

    Posted on July 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    • 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

      Posted on July 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  • Tina says:

    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

    Posted on July 27, 2013 at 12:02 am

  • Arlene says:

    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.

    Posted on July 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm

  • Prudence says:

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

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  • nancy says:


    Posted on August 24, 2013 at 4:53 am

  • tanzy says:

    I started taking Lipitor 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.

    Posted on October 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  • Balu says:

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

    Posted on November 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

  • Stanley says:

    I am a 56 year old male who has taken Lipitor for years. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in December 2013. this drug effects men too.

    Posted on May 12, 2014 at 5:22 pm

  • lilia says:

    After taking simvastatin for more than 1year I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes( any relation with lipitor?)

    Posted on May 15, 2014 at 11:07 am

  • Geneva says:

    I am 59 years old and I have Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, sever pain in my legs and weakness and also muscle cramps hypertension and many more health problems and I believe Lipitor cause me to be like this they should take it off of the market before tell give it to someone else.

    Posted on March 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm

  • Charlotte says:

    I hope I am not too late. I took lipitor. Now I have diabetes and take insulin shots.

    Posted on December 1, 2015 at 5:26 am

  • john says:

    how come men cant get in on this. i took lipitor 1996. to oct 2001 got type 2 diabets. severe neorapthy so bad that im going for disibilty and cataracts starting only 54 this year who can help me

    Posted on April 26, 2016 at 12:48 am

  • john says:

    as a male whats the chance of sueing the dr that prescribed me lipitor?

    Posted on April 26, 2016 at 12:56 am

    • Austin Kirk says:

      Unfortunately, our lawyers are only investigating potential Lipitor cases involving use of the medication among women diagnosed with diabetes. This decision was based on the available evidence at this time.

      Posted on April 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

  • ken says:

    Hi wife has rare condition called necrotyzing autoimmune myopathy WeARE IN AUSTRALIA HAS NOT TOUCHED STATINS NOW FOR 4 YEARS with me surfing netfound out that these medications lipitor effecor zocor zoloft nexium prenisalone methotrexarte and keflex are now class actions wife has been treated with high doses of prenisalone over the years it totalls 6 of these she has been on specialist DONT KNOW HOW TO TREAT this will besecond time going in Our government dont want to no media and newspaper here are wanting to do our story We do have a lawyer so many others have side effects to these terrible drugs the fda advised pfizer in 2012 to update warnings This is after my wife came of our tga here.
    The tga here have known about side effects since 2004 and haive not advised public wifes condition is serious as they dont evenno if yhis new line of medication will work or wife may have to have treatment for rest of life her ck level 3765 ,,,,22 times higher than normal we have printout from hospital stating it was stattin induced our ambulatory care in hospital is full wife cant get in till next month IHAVE EMAILED OUR HEALTH MINISTER ADVISING HIM WE HAVE MEDIA AND NEWS PAPER TEADY TO RUN STORY NO LAWYER IN AUSTRALIA WILL TAKE ON LIPITOR CLASS ACTION WE HAVE TRIED NUMEROUS AVENUES BUT TO NO AVAIL PS ZOLOFT IS BEEN TAKEN ON BY DRAYTON SHERWAY LAWYERS IN SYDNEY ,,,,AUSTRALIA MR AND MRS CRABB

    Posted on May 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  • Gwendolyn says:

    Ive been going to my primary doctor for many, many years! I had a heart attack in Jan of 2008 and was giving lipitor and in 2009 was dianosed with type 2 dibetic. I’m still taking lipitor. I also had a stroke in Aug of 2015, the right side of my body would just get weak and shaky. My question is, while on lipitor should I have had a stroke?

    Posted on June 12, 2018 at 12:53 am

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