Mobile Alabama Lipitor Attorney & Lipitor Lawsuit
LIPITOR DIABETES LAWSUITS
Mobile Alabama Lipitor Lawsuit Attorneys at Moore Law Firm are now evaluating Lipitor lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes following use of Lipitor (atorvastatin).
Lipitor (atorvastatin) was first introduced in 1996 and quickly grew to become one of the most widely used brand-name medications in the world, generating billions of dollars in revenue for Pfizer. However, it appears that the drug maker failed to adequately disclose the risk of diabetes from Lipitor side effects. Information has emerged to suggest that Pfizer knew or should have known that users develop diabetes on Lipitor at an alarming rate, and lawsuits allege that Pfizer should have provided better warnings about the potential risk and the importance of monitoring blood glucose levels if the medication is used. Thousands of individuals, who were otherwise in a relatively healthy condition, attempting to reduce the risks associated with high cholesterol, may now be suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes carries a substantial increase in the chances of developing heart disease, blindness, neuropathy, kidney disease and other severe health complications.
In February 2012, the FDA announced that it was requiring new diabetes warnings on Lipitor and other similar cholesterol drugs belonging to a class of medications known as statins. However, it appears that studies have suggested long before February 2012 that there may be a link between diabetes and Lipitor. In addition, it appears that the warnings now added to Lipitor remain insufficient to adequately provide users with information about the potential risk of diabetes, and individuals may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of Pfizer’s decision to place their desire for profits before consumer’s safety. If proper warnings had been provided, individuals may have had the opportunity to decide not to use Lipitor or they may have reduced their risk of developing diabetes by closely monitoring their blood glucose levels to see if the drug was affecting them.
If you have taken Lipitor and have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes then please contact Mobile Alabama Lipitor Lawsuit Attorneys, Moore Law Firm today. 251-445-7602251-445-7602.