Do You Have A Lipitor Lawsuit?
Studies have linked Lipitor to causing type-2 diabetes in women. Many Lipitor lawsuit claims have been filed, with many more Lipitor lawsuits expected to be filed soon. If you or a loved one has suffered Type-2 diabetes while taking Lipitor or developed serious health complications while on the drug, then you may be able to file a Lipitor lawsuit. Please click here for a free case evaluation or call us toll free at 888-435-7001.
Atorvastatin, brand-name Lipitor, is a member of the class of drugs known as statins, which are used for lowering cholesterol. The drug stabilizes plaque and combats strokes through reducing inflammation. Atorvastatin (Lipitor) does this by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase. The drug was first produced in 1985 by Parke-Davis Warner-Lambert; the company was later acquired by Pfizer coportation. Since being approved by the Food and Drug Administration and entering into distribution in 1996, the drug has been the highest selling drug in pharmaceutical history with sales exceeding $125 billion.
A generic form of the drug became available after Pfizer’s patent expired on November 30, 2011. The generic form of the drug, atorvastatin, was then produced by Watson Pharmaceuticals and Ranbaxy Laboratories.
Since Lipitor’s introduction onto the pharmaceutical market, millions of patients have been prescribed Lipitor to lower their cholesterol to reduce their chances of stroke and heart disease. However, despite being on a healthy diet and exercising regularly, some patients develop type-2 diabetes while taking Lipitor. Studies that have linked taking Lipitor to the development of type-2 diabetes have also found the risk for developing the disease is much higher in women. It has been concluded that Lipitor has a direct effect on the body’s ability to control blood sugar levels, which in turn increases the risk for type-2 diabetes to develop.
Many patients whose health has been compromised by Lipitor are beginning to file Lipitor lawsuit claims against Pfizer. Please do not hesitate to contact us concerning your situation. A Lipitor lawyer from Levin, Papantonio can help evaluate your case and determine if a Lipitor lawsuit can be filed.