Should you consider the Lipitor lawsuit as a result of your diabetes diagnosis?lipitor side effects

If you are one of the more than 20 million people that takes statins, such as Lipitor, to control your cholesterol and you developed diabetes, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a Lipitor Lawsuit against the manufacturer, Pfizer.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with diabetes and believe the diagnosis is the result of their use of Lipitor, our Lipitor Lawyers will be happy to assess your claim with a quick, no charge evaluation to see if you qualify for the Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit.

 

Lipitor Diabetes Risk
Lipitor, manufactured by Pfizer, is the most-prescribed medicine in history but several studies now indicate that it is linked to an increased risk of diabetes.

Despite living healthy and active lifestyles, individuals have developed type-2 diabetes after initiating a Lipitor treatment. As a result of a type-2 diabetes diagnosis, individuals find themselves undergoing regular testing of blood glucose levels, adhering to a restrictive diabetic diet and taking medication to control diabetes. Furthermore, individuals diagnosed with diabetes find themselves at a markedly increased risk of heart disease, blindness, neuropathy and kidney disease.

We believe that despite Pfizer knowing of the Lipitor diabetes risk, Pfizer promoted and marketed Lipitor as safe and effective which resulted in many injured individuals.

When companies put profits ahead of safety they should be held responsible for their actions. At Ramji & Associates we are offering a no charge, no obligation review of your medical history for potential inclusion in the Lipitor diabetes litigation. We will tell you honestly whether you should consider participation in the Lipitor lawsuit.

 

Studies link Lipitor to an Increased Risk of Diabetes
A number of studies have linked statins including Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), as well as Zocor (simvastatin, produced by Merck) to an increased risk of diabetes. In fact, a Lipitor FDA diabetes warning was required to be included on the Lipitor label following a safety announcement on February 28, 2012 that warned of the Lipitor diabetes risk as well as other Lipitor side effects.

A study published in BMJ on May 23, 2013 confirmed the Lipitor FDA diabetes warning and earlier research when it concluded that statins, such as Lipitor, had a higher incident of diabetes risk than pravastatin. The study analyzed patients in Ontario, Canada treated with Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. The team of researchers examined the healthcare records of more than 1.5 million patients aged 66 or older without diabetes who started statin treatment between August 1997 and March 2010. Overall, a 10-22% increased risk of diabetes was found.

The BMJ study follows a Women’s Health Initiative study published on January 23, 2012, which found a nearly 50% increase in new onset diabetes for postmenopausal women with statins compared with a placebo.

In addition to the risk of diabetes, a BMJ research paper published on March 19, 2013 noted that users of “high potency statins” (including Lipitor) were 34% more likely to be hospitalized with acute kidney injury within 120 days after starting treatment, again confirming the need for the Lipitor FDA diabetes warning.

 

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