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Have You Taken Lipitor and Developed Diabetes? Consider a Lawsuit Against Pfizer

David W. Hodges
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If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may have suggested that you take the popular drug Lipitor, a cholesterol-reducing statin. Patients who have taken Lipitor were at risk of developing diabetesUnfortunately, the maker of Lipitor, Pfizer, failed to adequately warn the medical community of the risks associated with taking the drug. One such risk is the chance that a patient could suffer from elevated blood sugar levels and ultimately develop type 2 diabetes. The risk is so serious that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the company to add warnings about this risk to the drug’s label in 2012.

4 Reasons to Consider a Claim Against Pfizer

Sadly, these warnings arrived too late for many people who had already taken the medication. If you took the drug prior to the existence of the warning and developed adverse side effects as a result, it is important to consider pursuing a claim against Pfizer. The following are four reasons why:

  1. If you took Lipitor, you likely were not made aware of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. As a result, you were deprived of important information that could have guided you when making a decision about whether or not to take the medication.
  2. Had you known about the risks, you could have been monitored more closely by your doctor. This monitoring may have prevented your injuries.
  3. If you took Lipitor and suffered adverse effects as a result, you likely incurred medical expenses and possibly lost income from being unable to work as well. You deserve to be compensated for these losses.
  4. As a result of developing type 2 diabetes, your quality of life may have been reduced significantly. Type 2 diabetes is a potentially dangerous condition that requires frequent and ongoing monitoring by a doctor. You also may need to take certain medications to keep it under control. Some people with type 2 diabetes need to be hospitalized and may require surgery. You may find it difficult to carry out your usual daily activities, including returning to work in order to earn an income to support yourself.

By pursuing a claim against Pfizer, you may be able to obtain the compensation that you deserve in order to pay for your present and future losses and expenses. Pursuing such a lawsuit, however, requires guidance from an experienced professional. We can help. We encourage you to contact us today for a consultation at 888-526-7616.


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