Suffered Side Effects from Lipitor?
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 taking Lipitor, 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.