Lipitor, the best-selling statin prescribed to control high cholesterol,
has been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women.
Beginning in 2013, women have begun filing lawsuits against Pfizer, the
drug's manufacturer. At Sullivan & Brill, LLP, we are equipped
to handle case involving individuals who have suffered from the side effects
of Lipitor. We offer a
free case consultation so you can better understand the legalities involved, and we can obtain
the full details of your situation. If you or someone you love has been
contact us as soon as possible. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you owe us nothing unless we are
able to reach a successful outcome in your case.
FDA Requires Diabetes Warning on Lipitor Label
In February of 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required that Pfizer
change the label on Lipitor to warn of an increased risk of diabetes mellitus. Prior to this, the
warning label of Lipitor did not include any such warning. The lawsuits
filed against Pfizer allege that the company was aware of this increased
risk for years before the FDA required it to change its label, but it
withheld the information from physicians and their patients. Moreover,
the lawsuits claim that even after the label change, Pfizer has not fulfilled
its responsibility to adequately warn of the increased risk of diabetes.
The warning does not specifically mention diabetes, but rather states
that increases in HbA1c and fasting serum glucose levels have been reported
with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, including LIPITOR. Certainly, a person
without medical training would not understand this statement to mean that
Lipitor has been associated with an increased risk of diabetes mellitus.
What is Type 2 diabetes mellitus?
Type 2 diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease where the cells do not
process insulin properly. It is a serious disorder that can lead to life-changing
medical conditions, including increased risk of heart disease, blindness,
neuropathy, and kidney disease. In addition, because of poor blood circulation
to the extremities, diabetics are susceptible to infections in their feet,
which if not promptly and properly treated can result in amputations.
Diabetics are also required to monitor their blood sugar levels and modify
their diets to ensure that their condition does not worsen.
Free Case Evaluation for Lipitor Lawsuit
Developing diabetes from taking Lipitor can be life altering. Sullivan
& Brill, LLP can help you through this difficult time and work to
secure you the compensation to which you are entitled. We are experienced
in defective and dangerous drug cases and we are dedicated to obtaining
justice on your behalf. Call us today and we can begin building an effective
case strategy for your legal matter.