Lipitor Diabetes

Published on November 12, 2013 by Sandy Liebhard

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Are you eligible to file a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit? If you developed new-onset Type 2 diabetes after taking the widely-prescribed cholesterol medication, the answer may be yes. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals who may have developed new-onset diabetes, skeletal muscle side effects, or kidney and liver damage after taking Lipitor. The Firm is eager to hear from anyone who may have a case against Pfizer Inc., the manufacturer of this medication.

For a free and confidential evaluation of your case, which will seek compensation for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages allegedly caused by Lipitor, call the Firm directly at .

Lipitor and Diabetes

Following its entrance into the U.S. market in 1996, concerns about the link between Lipitor and diabetes have continued to mount. The medication, which is prescribed to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in patients who may be at an increased risk for sustaining heart attacks, strokes, and other related problems, was the best-selling drug in history before losing patent protection in 2011. A year later, Pfizer was ordered by the FDA to add new warnings to Lipitor’s labeling about its potential to cause or worsen diabetes.

If you are experiencing the below symptoms, it is imperative that you contact your doctor immediately, as these may be signs of Lipitor diabetes:

  • Increased  urination
  • Increased thirst or hunger
  • Blurry vision
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained Fatigue
  • Frequent infections or wounds that won’t heal
  • Areas of darkened skin

Growing Number of Lawsuits Allege Lipitor Diabetes Injuries

As time passes, more and more lawsuits alleging these injuries are being filed by Lipitor users in the U.S. Plaintiffs involved in these cases claim that the FDA’s February 2012 mandate to adjust the medication’s labeling to mention the risk for diabetes was inadequate, and that the drug was on the market for several years before doctors and patients became aware of its potential to cause serious side effects.

Although claims against Lipitor have not been consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL), court documents show that a number are currently pending in the U.S. District Court, District South Carolina. Despite the controversy surrounding this drug, a Lipitor recall has not been announced by the FDA or Pfizer.

In addition to diabetes, Lipitor has been linked to liver damage, memory loss, and other side effects.

Call Us Today to Learn More about Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits

If you or someone you love developed Lipitor diabetes after taking the cholesterol-lowering medication, you may be eligible to file a claim against the manufacturer. By contacting an attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, you may be one step closer to receiving compensation for out-of pocket medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses you incurred as a result of your injuries. By taking your case, we vow to provide you with the individualized attention your case deserves. Start the process of filing a Lipitor lawsuit by calling our Firm today at .