Lipitor® – known generically as atorvastatin – is prescribed to reduce “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides. Unfortunately, many postmenopausal women who were prescribed the medication developed type 2 diabetes, prompting national class actions against the drug manufacturer Pfizer.
If you or a loved one developed diabetes while on this medication, George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can build and manage your case. Our South Carolina Lipitor® lawsuit lawyers will seek compensation for your medical bills and other related expenses.
For a free legal consultation with a lipitor® lawyer serving South Carolina, call (888) 612-7001
We Offer Free Case Reviews to South Carolina Lipitor® Claimants
We understand that you likely have a lot of questions about your legal options. That’s why we offer free case reviews to injured claimants in South Carolina. This conversation is your opportunity to ask questions about our firm, what we do, and what you can expect.
There is also no obligation to partner with us when you call.
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What’s the Case Against Pfizer?
Lipitor® is in a class of drugs called “statins” that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has long warned can raise blood sugar levels. The FDA approved Lipitor® in 1996, and more than 29 million people have been prescribed the medication since that time.
The drug is still on the market today, although there have been reported issues with other statins causing diabetes. A drug called Baycol, for example, was taken off the market in 2001 because it increased the likelihood of diabetes.
Claimants Allege That The Prescription Drug Causes Type 2 Diabetes
A 2008 study published in The Lancet first reported that statins like Lipitor® could increase the risk of diabetes by 9 percent. Despite this information, there was no warning label put on the medication.
A 2015 study of Lipitor® specifically revealed that the drug increased the likelihood of type 2 diabetes by 46 percent in the patients studied – but only recently has Pfizer placed warnings on its medication.
Claimants allege that because Pfizer did not issue warning labels on its medications, they developed long-term health conditions. If you or a loved one has developed type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor® to control cholesterol, you can recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Pfizer Has a History of Releasing Defective Products
Releasing Lipitor® without sufficient warning labels isn’t Pfizer’s first legal battle. Per the U.S. Department of Justice, in 2009, Pfizer paid billions after falsely advertising Bextra, which was pulled from the market in 2005.
The FDA declined to approve the product. However, Pfizer marketed the drug as being safe for off-label use. It was ordered to pay $1.3 billion in damages after being found guilty of felony charges.
We know that it’s intimidating to go up against a multi-billion-dollar company. That’s where our South Carolina Lipitor® lawyers come in. We have no problem staring down mega-corporations – and we’ve done so successfully in the past. With us on your side, you don’t have to worry about anything.
Our Lawyers Will Seek Compensation For Your Injury-Related Expenses
For many, having type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition. It requires constant blood testing, monitoring, and medication adherence. Without properly managing this condition, patients risk heart attacks, strokes, amputated limbs, kidney disease, and blindness.
However, managing this life-altering condition isn’t cheap. Our team believes you deserve access to the care you need. As such, financial recovery may account for:
- Pain and suffering
- Healthcare expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional trauma
In a 2006 broadcast, National Public Radio (NPR) reported that over 50 people passed away from taking Lipitor®. If you lost a loved one, you’re not alone. We’re here to help. While you plan your loved one’s funeral, we will seek recovery for memorial expenses, their healthcare costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
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Why Partner with George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers?
Since 1977, George Sink, Sr., has helped more than 40,000 people receive compensation for their injury-related hardships. His practice advocates for survivors of car accidents, slip and falls, and, of course, dangerous drugs.
Reasons to consider partnering with us include:
We Offer Help on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every four dollars spent on healthcare goes toward diabetes management. While managing your condition’s cost, you may have concerns about affording our legal team.
We offer aid on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay nothing up front or out of pocket for our help. You only pay our attorney’s fees when your case ends, and we withdraw payment from your settlement’s proceeds.*
We Will Do Everything Your Case Requires
Developing type 2 diabetes means your days are likely filled with doctors’ appointments and anxiety. While you focus on your personal well-being, we will:
- File your case’s paperwork
- Negotiate a settlement
- Evaluate whether joining a mass tort would meet your needs
- Communicate with Pfizer and its lawyers
- Calculate your damages
- Pursue a lawsuit
As mentioned, because we work on contingency, we render all of these services at no upfront cost to you.* You don’t pay us retainers or hourly rates, either. We want to make legal aid accessible to those who need it most.
We Will Be in Constant Communication About Your Case
During our partnership, if you ever have questions about your case, feel free to give us a call. We’re always prepared to answer your questions and assuage your concerns. If you’re at home or in the hospital recovering from a condition, we can visit you wherever is most convenient.
Our Clients Leave Positive Feedback About Us
Some of our previous clients have shared:
- “From the minute I called George Sink law firm, they were right on board, they were ready to hear my story, they were ready to hear what happened. They made me feel welcome, they were very concerned, they called to check on me. And that speaks volumes to me…” – Deanna M.
- “George Sink’s law firm got me to the right doctors, right away. After my accident, I called George Sink’s office right away. They get the job done. George Sink Injury Lawyers get the job done. I love George Sink Injury Lawyers. They really fight to get you the most money.” – Christal B.
- “The insurance adjuster was absolutely horrible to me. He was rude and tried to take advantage of me. He didn’t want to listen to a word I said. That’s why I called George Sink. I felt like my lawyer was there for me anytime I needed…” – Tiffany A.
Begin Your Free Case Review with Our South Carolina Lipitor® Team
We want you to worry about getting better. We’ll take care of everything else. To connect with George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, call (888) 612-7001.