Lipitor is a popular medication prescribed to people with a need to lower their cholesterol levels. Lipitor is the brand name for the drug, atorvastatin, which is made and sold by the American pharmaceutical company, Pfizer. It is a member of the statin class of hypolipidemics and was approved by the FDA in December of 1996.
Similar to other statin medications used to lower cholesterol, Lipitor works by preventing an enzyme in the liver from creating low density lipids (LDLs), which are a type of cholesterol that can block arteries. By preventing the production of LDLs, Lipitor reduces risk of developing heart disease.
Health Complications and Lipitor Lawsuits
Simmons Hanly Conroy is currently investigating claims that the cholesterol-lowering drug called Lipitor is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, according to recent medical studies. At this time, our firm is not handling Lipitor class action lawsuit cases. Rather, we are only handling individual Lipitor lawsuits.
In early 2012, the FDA required Pfizer to update Lipitor’s label to include information on the increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes while using the medication. Because of this, other pharmaceutical manufacturers were also required to abide by these new guidelines.
A number of Lipitor users have been diagnosed with diabetes after taking Lipitor and are currently filing Lipitor lawsuits. Several medical studies indicated that users who take daily doses of the medication had a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes, even without preexisting conditions.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes while taking Lipitor, you may be eligible to file a Lipitor lawsuit with the firm. Our Lipitor lawyers, led by named shareholders Paul Hanly and Jayne Conroy, are experienced in handling complicated pharmaceutical litigation claims and working towards the best possible outcome for our clients. They will evaluate your case, answer your questions and provide you with legal options regarding filing Lipitor lawsuits.
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.
Our pharmaceutical attorneys have national leadership experience in Lipitor lawsuits. In April 2014, Ms. Conroy became a court-appointed member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in Lipitor Products Liability Litigation. Shareholder Clinton B. Fisher and Of Counsel Sanford Smokler also have federal Lipitor litigation experience.
If you have been harmed by a health complication from Lipitor, such as the development of type 2 diabetes, you deserve to have your voice heard in the American legal system. Simmons Hanly Conroy can help. Contact the Lipitor lawyers at the firm today for more information.