More people take Lipitor than any other drug in the United States. Lipitor is a statin, which is a medication that works to lower a patient’s “bad” cholesterol and, in turn, prevent adverse cardiovascular events like heart disease and stroke. Millions of Americans take Lipitor on a daily basis to try to regulate their high cholesterol.
Unfortunately, along with the benefits of this cholesterol-lowering drug comes the risk of another very serious medical condition—Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be life-threatening and may require extensive treatment to keep this condition under control. Some serious complications that may occur due to Type 2 diabetes include damage these organs:
- Blood vessels and heart
- Skin, mouth, and feet
If you have developed Type 2 diabetes after starting a Lipitor regimen, you have the legal right to substantial compensation for all of your diabetes-related losses. The experienced Clearwater attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, are helping those injured by Lipitor recover by filing a products liability lawsuit.
Who is at Risk for Lipitor Injuries?
According to a study conducted by the Archives of Internal Medicine, women ages 50-79 who are post-menopausal are at the most severe risk of developing Type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor. Asian women were at a higher risk than other ethnic groups, and Caucasian women had the next highest risk. Additionally, women who were in good health with a lower body mass index (BMI) who took Lipitor were at an increased risk over obese women with a BMI of 30 or higher.
Contact an experienced Clearwater Lipitor lawyer for a free consultation
If you developed Type 2 diabetes and related complications after taking Lipitor, you deserve full and fair compensation from Pfizer for all of your diabetes-related losses. The dedicated Lipitor attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, work hard to make sure victims who develop serious medical conditions due to dangerous drugs receive the settlement or award they deserve. We have extensive experience handling products liability claims and have the resources necessary to take on pharmaceutical giants such as Pfizer in court. Please call us today at (727) 451-6900 or, if you prefer, fill out the contact form on our website and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.