Milwaukee Lipitor Injury Lawyers
An increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, blood sugar levels, muscle pain, nerve damage and memory loss has been linked to Lipitor, a drug prescribed to treat high cholesterol.
Demanding compensation for their injuries, women diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after being prescribed Lipitor are now filing lawsuits against the drugs manufacturer.
Our Wisconsin lawyers have proven results and the experience necessary to determine if your injuries qualify for a Lipitor lawsuit.
For a free claim review, call 877-877-2228.
Serious Chronic Illness
Despite being one of the best selling drugs of all time, research has shown that the risk of developing diabetes from Lipitor is even higher in women. This applies to women without pre-existing risk factors such as obesity, high blood sugar, or a family history of diabetes.
Medical studies have shown women between the ages of 50-70 who took Lipitor are nearly half as likely to develop diabetes.
There are many complications associated with diabetes including but not limited to:
- Heart attacks
- Liver damage
- Kidney failure
Lipitor Side Effects
Irreversible side effects with life-threatening consequences have been linked to Lipitor, a statin drug prescribed to treat high cholesterol. Statin drugs make up a significant portion of all prescriptions filled in the U.S. each year.
Like all statins, Lipitor helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood. However, medical researchers have recently discovered new risks associated with the drug.
Side effects from a Lipitor prescription include:
- Severe muscle pain
- Nerve damage
- Memory loss
- Brain and central nervous system issues
Some statins have allegedly been linked to an increased risk of cardiomyopathy, a serious weakening of the heart muscle or a change in the structure of the heart muscle. Cardiomyopathy is associated with the heart’s inability to pump blood adequately and other problems related to the function of the heart.
Due to an increased risk of adverse side effects on the fetus, women who are pregnant are also cautioned against using statins.
Lipitor FDA Warning
In 2012, after various studies suggested a link between the cholesterol-lowering drugs and Type 2 diabetes, the Food & Drug Administration announced that it would be changing the labels for all statin drugs.
As a result, other pharmaceutical manufacturers were also required to abide by these new guidelines. Have you or your loved one been injured by Lipitor? Have you been diagnosed with diabetes while taking Lipitor? If so, the manufacturer may have failed in its duty to alert consumers like you of the risks associated with the product.
Understanding that this medication can have a significant effect on peoples health worried many people, particularly women.
In lawsuits being filed, the makers of Lipitor are accused of aggressive and misleading marketing despite knowing about the increased diabetes risk.
Furthermore, the manufacturers are accused of failing to issue warnings on the drug’s label until after the FDA intervened in 2012.
How We Can Help
If consumers had been informed about the accurate risks associated with Lipitor, thousands of people who developed diabetes may have been spared.
Our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers are filing Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed diabetes while taking Lipitor.
We are specifically looking into claims involving the development of Type 2 diabetes during the use of Lipitor.