There have been many lawsuits filed on behalf of women who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using Lipitor, a cholesterol drug manufactured by Pfizer. Studies have linked Lipitor and other cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to an increased risk of diabetes, particularly in middle-aged and older women. The lawsuits claim that the maker of Lipitor, Pfizer, Inc., failed to properly warn consumers of this risk and is therefore legally responsible for the medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages of women who developed diabetes as a result of taking Lipitor.
In February 2012, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement on Lipitor and other drugs known as statins. Click here to read the statement. The FDA warned that patients taking these drugs may have an increased risk of developing high blood sugar levels and type 2 diabetes, and announced that changes will be made to how the label on the drug would be changed to make consumers aware of these risks.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using Lipitor, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the Lipitor drug and recover compensation for your injuries. If you have questions about your legal rights or would like more information on filing a lawsuit, contact us on-line for more information by clicking here.
The injury attorneys at the law firm of DeBlasio & Donnell LLC pride themselves on taking care of their clients and their loved ones. Clients who have sustained personal injuries (physical, mental and/or emotional) will be represented by experienced attorneys who have the skills to pursue claims for damages. You or a family member may be entitled to recover damages for various forms of losses and injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Medical Expenses
- Past / Future Wage Loss
- Past / Future Pain and Suffering
- Past / Future Loss of Normal Life
- Past / Future Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Loss of Consortium / Loss of Society
- Long-term care
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