Lipitor, a drug prescribed to treat high cholesterol, is one of the most popular drugs in America. Currently, 30 million Americans take Lipitor or a similar drug. These drugs pose a serious risk of increased blood sugar levels, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which can lead to type 2 diabetes.
Despite Lipitor’s popularity, consumers were not warned about these dangers until the drug had already been on the market for a stunning 16 years.
If you or a loved one suffered from hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor or another cholesterol-lowering drug, it isn’t your fault. You may not have been warned. You should contact the Michael Brady Lynch Firm today to learn how you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
Lipitor Risk is Well-Documented
According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lipitor increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by 47% in women ages 50 to 79. Additionally, one expert has estimated that as many as 100,000 diabetics may be able to trace the cause of their diabetes to Lipitor or a similar drug
Lipitor belongs to a class of drugs known as statins. The danger of diabetes is not specific to Lipitor — the FDA has warned that all statins carry this risk. The FDA has specifically named the following drugs, in addition to Lipitor:
- Crestor (rosuvastatin)
- Zocor (simvastatin)
- Simcor (extended-release simvastatin/niacin)
- Vytorin (simvastatin/ezetimibe)
- Lescol (fluvastatin)
- Mevacor (lovastatin)
- Altoprev (extended-release lovastatin)
- Livalo (pitavastatin)
- Pravachol (pravastatin)
- Advicor (extended-release lovastatin/niacin)
If you or a loved one has suffered diabetes after taking Lipitor, you should get legal representation. This is no minor side effect. Type 2 diabetes is a life-changing ailment. The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is prepared to help you seek compensation from the maker of the drug that caused you harm. Treating one serious medical condition by causing another is not acceptable.
Contact us today for a free consultation. There is no obligation, but time may be limited to seek justice, so don’t delay.