Lipitor Lawsuit and Class Action LawsuitIf you’ve taking Lipitor and have been diagnosed with Type II diabetes, you may be eligible to file a Lipitor Lawsuit
Lipitor, Pfizer’s most successful cholesterol reducing medication (tens of billions of dollars in sales) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. There are various Lipitor lawsuits filed across the country seeking compensation for injuries suffered as a result of the various side effects caused by the drug. These lawsuits generally claim that the company failed to warn doctors and patients about the risks associated with using Lipitor, despite the publication of various independent research reporting such risks. And if you or your loved ones are one among the affected persons, you should consider filing a Lipitor Lawsuit to seek compensation for the injuries, pain and suffering, present and future anticipated medical costs, and lost wages.
Before we file a Lipitor lawsuit, here’s what the actual problem is.
What is Lipitor?
The drug Atorvastatin, marketed under the brand name Lipitor, has been manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and has been prescribed by many health practitioners across the country to treat high cholesterol levels. Lipitor is a member of the class of drugs known as “statins.” Statins prevent the enzyme responsible for forming “bad” cholesterol (aka “LDLs”) in the liver, thereby reducing the overall cholesterol levels significantly.
The risk associated with Lipitor:
Though the drug was FDA approved in 1996, a recent study published in medical journal Archives of Internal Medicine has reported that 48% between the age group of 50 to 79 who took the drug developed type 2 Diabetes. Following the report, there were various studies which revealed some shocking statistics about the number of negative side effects the drug has been causing to many Lipitor users.
Some of the risks associated with Lipitor:
Type 2 diabetes – The body’s inability to produce insulin as a result of which the blood is accumulated with the glucose build up.
Rhabdomyolysis – Damaged muscle tissues release myoglobin into the blood stream which damages kidney cells thus leading to renal failure.
Myopathy – Improper functioning of muscle fibers
Other than these there are various side affects like:
- Cardiac arrhythmia,
- weight loss,
- itching etc.
So, if you or your loved one has been experiencing any of the above side effects on consumption of Lipitor, you are eligible to file a Lipitor class action lawsuit with various law firms across the country.
How to file a Lipitor lawsuit?
Recently, a Virginia woman filed a Lipitor lawsuit against Pfizer for product liability, alleging that she developed type 2 diabetes as a result of taking Lipitor. That case, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, is pending. Many other Lipitor Lawsuits in other state and federal courts have been filed against Pfizer. If you believe you or your loved one may have been seriously harmed by Lipitor use, please seek compent medical advice first. Then, on the legal front, here is what you should do.
Evaluating your Lipitor Lawsuit claim
This is the first step is to consult an experienced trial attorney who handles Lipitor lawsuits for a consultation and case review. That attorney will evaluate your facts to determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit. You will need to demonstrate that Lipitor was the reason the injurious side effects suffered by you, and that the manufacturer, pharmacy or even the doctor didn’t warn you regarding its use.
You must prove that Lipitor is the actual cause of the injury.
When filing a product liability lawsuit, you will also need to keep the following in mind:
There have been (and will likely be additional) class action lawsuits filed or to be filed in the future, permitting you to join with an already existing lawsuit.
People whose health has been seriously affected by Lipitor use are filing lawsuits to seek compensation for the pain and suffering, lost wages (past and future), and for present and anticipated future health care. Compensation may be sought in connection with skeletal muscle problems, Diabetes type II, kidney and liver damage resulting from Lipitor usage. Recoveries that can be sought in Lipitor use lawsuits can include compensation for lost wages, medical bills and suffering or pain.
You may be eligible to receive compensation if you or your loved one suffered injuries and losses as a result of using Lipitor.
Lipitor Lawsuit Trial Attorneys
The form that you are asked to fill will help us assess if you are eligible to file a lawsuit to seek for compensation.
There is no consultation fee and there is no charge for our review of your case.
Fill out our online form today and we will contact you. You can also call us directly at 1-800-499-6652.