South Carolina Lipitor® Lawyer for Mass Tort Cases
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 someone close to you developed diabetes while on this medication, call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers today to talk to a South Carolina personal injury lawyer about your case.
Lipitor® Litigation in South Carolina
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 of the alleged increased risk of diabetes that it created.
A Drug Injury Attorney Can Fight for You
If you or a loved one has developed Type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor® to control cholesterol, you could be eligible to participate in national litigation that will help you recover financial damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The experienced legal team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you understand your rights and options. Call our firm today to learn how we are ready to fight for you!
While a 2008 study published in The Lancet first reported that statins like Lipitor® could increase risk for diabetes by 9 percent, there was no warning label put on the medication. A 2010 study of Lipitor® specifically revealed that the drug increased the likelihood of Type 2 diabetes by 46 percent in the 91,000 patients studied – but only recently has Pfizer placed warnings on its medication.
Studies like those published in 2008 and 2010 focused on all Lipitor users, which means anyone taking Lipitor® and adhering to doctors’ orders who developed diabetes could have grounds for a legal case against the drug company. There is existing litigation for postmenopausal women, who were the group most likely to develop Type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor®.
Get the Legal Help YOU Need
If you or someone you love developed Type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor®, contact the experienced legal team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers. We have offices throughout South Carolina and can provide a free case review that will help you understand your rights and options.