Answers to all your Lipitor Lawsuit questions: FAQ
This FAQ page enables you to find answers to questions that are common among people affected by Lipitor and who are seeking legal intervention. If you also suspect that you may be a victim of Lipitor side effects you may be able to find the answer you are looking for. If you are unable to find the answer to one of your questions, feel free to call us anytime, day or night at 1-800-499-6652
What is Lipitor?
Lipitor is the brand name for Atorvastatin. It is manufactured by Pfizer to manage and treat high levels of cholesterol. However, it may leave you with debilitating side effects such as Type II Diabetes, Rhabdomyolysis and Kidney or Liver damage.
What is Rhabdomyolysis?
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which the skeletal muscles in your body waste away. As the muscles dissolve, they release a protein known as myoglobin into the blood which may end up in your urine, making you prone to kidney damage. The wasting away of the muscle leaves you weak and in severe pain. It can be crippling if not attended to soon enough.
What is Type II Diabetes?
Type II Diabetes is a disease that causes high levels of blood sugar to become unmanageable. In healthy individuals, the blood sugar is regulated and the levels stay balanced. In diabetics, blood sugar levels surpass normal and the urine also tends to have sugar content. The condition is serious because it can lead to stroke, heart disease or coma.
To what extent can Liver or Kidney damage occur?
Kidney and liver damage can result in the organs failing to purify your blood. The liver is responsible for removing toxic components from your blood while the kidneys filter out waste from the blood. If these organs fail, you may end up depending on dialysis to filter toxins from your body or require an organ transplant so that you can lead a normal life.
What is the first step to take if I suspect that I have been affected by Lipitor?
You should speak with your doctor immediately, but do not stop taking any prescription medication without consent from a health practitioner. If you did not know the risks of developing harmful side effects from Lipitor use and neither your doctor nor your pharmacist told you about them, then you should consider asking for compensation through filing a Lipitor lawsuit.
I would like to file for a Lipitor lawsuit. What should I do?
If you are a victim of Lipitor side effects and you are sure that Lipitor is the cause of Type II Diabetes, kidney or liver damage or Rhabdomyolysis, call 1-800-499-6652 today or complete the online form for a free case evaluation with a Lipitor Attorney.
Will I be compensated if I file a Lipitor Lawsuit?
If you file for a Lipitor claim on medical grounds such as Type II Diabetes, Rhabdomyolysis or kidney and liver failure, it is very likely that you will be compensated. If your attorney can prove that these conditions resulted from the prolonged use of Lipitor, your case against the manufacturer will be strong.
What are the costs of Consultations with a Lipitor attorney concerning filing for a claim?
Our firm understands your situation. That is why we offer FREE consultations and claim reviews. We will explain your legal options and give you a sense of direction in your claim. Lipitor Attorneys charge no fees up front and only receive payment from you if you are awarded a settlement in court.
I use Lipitor but I am not sure if I qualify for a claim. What should I do?
Simply fill out our online form and we will be in touch with you in 24 hours. We will analyze your case and have a physician check you to confirm that indeed you have been affected by Lipitor and that you qualify for a claim.
How do I contact a Lipitor attorney?
Call 1-800-499-6652 to speak to a legal expert at any time, day or night. You can also complete our online form and we will be in touch with you within 24 hours.
Why should I hire an attorney?
Our drug injury lawyers are top contenders in the legal field. These attorneys understand your position and are willing to represent you in court. Our representation fees are affordable and we will fight to get you maximum compensation that will be help offset all expenses related to your Lipitor side effects.
How will I benefit from filing a claim?
Filing a claim is beneficial to you in many ways. First, you are taking a step in securing your financial future. Maybe you were unable to work or lost wages because of hospital stays. Medical bills may also be dragging you down. Financial compensation means fewer worries about finances and a better lifestyle for you and your family. You will also be able to have other options if you cannot find work as a result of the medical condition you now cope with. A Lipitor Settlement may help you lead a more comfortable life.
Is there any limit to compensation?
Compensation is not limited to a certain figure in Lipitor Lawsuits. Depending on the degree of suffering, pain and effects Lipitor has had on you, you can be compensated with a lump sum of money. The most important factor is getting a competent attorney to represent you. You should have an aggressive attorney who can fight for your cause. An attorney who does not understand your situation will handle you like a statistic, and this may limit your compensation.
What if I am not interested in filing for a claim?
There is no problem if you do not want to pursue legal action against Pfizer, the manufacturer of Lipitor. However, you should know that in the event of a side effect of prolonged use of Lipitor, such as Type II Diabetes, Rhabdomyolysis, Kidney and liver damage, you will have to handle the medical bills yourself. You also put yourself at risk of losing your job or wages which may be difficult to regain once you are affected by serious side effects.
You also give leniency to the pharmaceutical manufacturing corporations of defective drugs because they are getting away with a serious crime. It is highly advisable that you file for a Lipitor claim today.
Contact us today and let us handle your Lipitor claims. Our FAQ page will answer some of your questions but other Lipitor details can be answered by our qualified Lipitor Lawyers.