Are you or a loved one taking the prescription drug Lipitor®? Did you know that Lipitor belongs to a class of drugs called statins? These statins may increase a woman’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a life-threatening disease.
If you were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after your doctor prescribed Lipitor, now may be the time to talk with a law firm. You need a firm whose attorneys have the experience and resources to handle complex pharmaceutical cases.
Filing a Lipitor lawsuit may provide the chance to hold the manufacturer of this dangerous drug legally accountable for your statin-induced diabetes. A successful lawsuit could provide you and your family with compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your diagnosis with Type 2 diabetes.
The cholesterol reducer Lipitor is designed to prevent heart attack and stroke. However, in 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered Lipitor’s manufacturers to add a warning to the label about the risk of Type 2 diabetes in patients. One of the studies that triggered this FDA action found that statin drugs such as Lipitor may be linked to an increased risk of diabetes in postmenopausal women.
Living with diabetes is challenging. Managing this disease requires exercise, medical therapies, constant monitoring, and medication. Women with the condition also face special risks during pregnancy, and diabetes may contribute to depression. Those affected must now manage a difficult medical condition on a daily basis — through no fault of their own.
If you’ve become diabetic after taking Lipitor, you may be eligible for compensation to help pay for doctors’ care, medicine, and monitoring devices. Sokolove Law is a personal injury law firm with extensive experience in dangerous drug cases. If you are ready to file a Lipitor lawsuit, please contact Sokolove Law today.
Reuters: FDA adds diabetes, memory loss warnings to statins