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Lipitor Lawsuit for Diabetes Side Effects in Women

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Our Lipitor lawyers are helping women nationwide who have suffered Lipitor diabetes side effects by representing those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in filing Lipitor lawsuit settlement claims in 2015. Call 1-888-210-9968 today for a free case review.

Lipitor (atorvastatin), the best-selling prescription drug in history, has exceeded $125 billion in sales since it was approved in 1996.  In this time, Lipitor has been prescribed to millions of women to lower their blood pressure and prevent heart disease.

Although this drug is widely prescribed, there is increasing evidence that the risk of side effects could be serious. A number of recent studies have shown a potential link between Lipitor and diabetes in women.

FDA Announces Statin and Diabetes Risk

In February of 2012, the FDA issued a consumer update about the popular class of heart disease medications known as statins, including the drug Lipitor.1 The FDA advised doctors and patients that “people being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of type 2 diabetes.

This announcement came in the wake of a number of important studies which investigated whether Lipitor causes diabetes in some patients. A study published in the journal Atherosclerosis reported that atorvastatin, or Lipitor, caused “significant increase” in the risk for the new onset of diabetes.2 20, 40, and 80 mg doses of Lipitor, it reported, decreased insulin sensitivity when compared with baseline or a placebo. Decreased insulin sensitivity can contribute to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Researchers Identify Lipitor Diabetes Risk in Women

In a study to identify whether Lipitor causes diabetes in women, researchers found that diabetes affected women at an elevated rate.3 Although the exact mechanisms are not understood, scientists have established in the past that diabetes affects men and women differently because of different hormones in their bodies.

In 2012, a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that, even after adjusting for confounding variables, women who took a statin like Lipitor had a 50% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who did not.4

Diabetes is a lifelong disease that requires careful daily management. Diabetics can experience serious complications affecting their eyes, circulatory systems, and nervous systems. WebMD notes that the lifespans of 50-year-olds with diabetes are 8.5 years shorter than the lifespans of those who do not have the disease.5

Lipitor Lawsuit Attorneys

We represent all women who developed diabetes after taking Lipitor on a contingency basis. This means that there are never any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. For a free case review and information about filing a Lipitor lawsuit, please call us toll free at 1-888-210-9968.

An attorney will answer your questions about Lipitor and diabetes, including the latest type 2 diabetes warnings and FDA news, and discuss Lipitor lawsuit claim filing deadlines in your state. There is a limited time to file a claim, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

1. FDA Expands Advice on Statin Risks
2. Differential Metabolic Effects of Distinct Statins
3. Sex Differences of Endogenous Sex Hormones and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
4. Statin Use and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus in Postmenopausal Women in the Women’s Health Initiative
5. Diabetes Cuts Years off Life Span of Americans

Featured Lipitor Lawsuit 2015 News

How Pfizer’s TV Marketing May Have Exposed Millions To An Increased Risk Of Lipitor Diabetes

by Stephen Fields on May 26th, 2015

In 1997, the FDA relaxed its rules regarding how pharmaceutical companies could market their drugs to consumers. They could now do so via television. It was perfect timing for Lipitor (atorvastatin), which gained FDA approval in 1996. Its manufacturer could now advertise the drug to millions of consumers watching TV. Unfortunately, there was an unintended consequence. Opening the floodgates exposed countless patients to a previously undisclosed potential link between use of Lipitor and diabetes.

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Lipitor Lawsuit 2015 Claims?

by Stephen Fields on May 12th, 2015

Before the generics hit the market, Lipitor was the statin of choice for millions of people in the U.S. for more than a decade. It was promoted as a safe and effective drug for lowering LDL cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. But several scientific studies have demonstrated a potentially causal link between Lipitor and type 2 diabetes. That side effect was missing from the safety label until 2012.

Lipitor Lawsuit For Diabetes In Women: Summary Of Allegations Targeting Pfizer

by Stephen Fields on April 30th, 2015

Lipitor lawsuit claims are being filed by women who allege the blockbuster statin caused them to become diabetic. The controversy centers around whether the manufacturer, Pfizer Inc., sufficiently warned consumers or doctors about the possible risk. Plaintiffs in more than 2,000 cases pending in federal and state courts claim Pfizer should have known about it given 20 years of scientific research showing a potential Lipitor diabetes side effects connection.

First Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Will Go Before A Jury In November

by Stephen Fields on April 27th, 2015

Wilma Daniels filed a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit against Pfizer, the company that manufactures and promotes the drug Lipitor, in 2014. Her case was selected as a bellwether trial, the first to be heard by jurors. Originally expected to go before a jury in October, her case has been rescheduled for November.

Lipitor And Diabetes Guidelines: Who Should And Shouldn’t Be Taking Lipitor?

by Stephen Fields on April 24th, 2015

It’s becoming more difficult to know whether you should take – or continue taking – Pfizer’s cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor. The drug definitely reduces LDL cholesterol levels. But there’s less evidence than imagined supporting the assumption that doing so dramatically lowers the risk of fatal heart attack. Moreover, there is increasing evidence of a potentially causal relationship between use of Lipitor and diabetes in women.

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