Lipitor Lawsuits are on the Rise and in the News
Lipitor Lawsuits in the News
The Lipitor lawsuits are gaining momentum as the number of plaintiffs have recently skyrocketed, drawing media attention.
Sources close to the case reported that as of April 15th, 2014 the Lipitor lawsuit had 464 claims of Lipitor induced type II diabetes.
Only one month later, the number of Lipitor diabetes claims had nearly doubled, with an astonishing 703 claims filed as of May 15th. Due to media attention and an increasing number of affected victims of this popular cholesterol reducing drug, the lawsuit is taking off.
If you have been affected by Lipitor, now is the time to contact us for a free case evaluation, as the Lipitor lawsuit is currently underway, and Lipitor settlements will come soon.
New FDA Guidelines for Lipitor
Developing serious Lipitor side effects such as type II diabetes is relatively rare, although Lipitor certainly does present a substantial risk.
The claimants in the Lipitor lawsuit allege (and we tend to agree) that Pfizer did not properly and clearly warn them of the risks involved with taking the drug.
Were Pfizer more forthcoming about the risks of statin drugs such as Lipitor, patients and healthcare providers alike could have been on the lookout for the development of serious side effects.
For example, patients taking long term courses of Lipitor may have been able to avoid type II diabetes altogether if they had known they should have been monitoring their blood sugar levels, and watching for other tell-tale signs of oncoming type II diabetes.
That being said, the risk for developing serious Lipitor side effects is still small. Thus, the FDA has now approved Lipitor for use as a preventative medication.
Lipitor is currently used as a treatment for people with high cholesterol levels, which are associated with heart disease and stroke.
The new guidelines allow healthcare providers to prescribe Lipitor to prevent high cholesterol as well.
According to a report earlier this year from Kaiser Health News, the new guidelines for Lipitor prescription could result in approximately half of all Americans over the age of 40 taking statin drugs such as Lipitor.
While the chances of developing severe Lipitor side effects are relatively low, the new guidelines could potentially mean up to 13 million more Americans being prescribed Lipitor or other statin drugs.
So although serious Lipitor side effects only develop in a small percentage of those who take it, the number of people taking this drug will be so high that undoubtedly thousands and ultimately millions of Americans will develop Lipitor side effects such as type II diabetes or rhabdomyolysis.
Unless Pfizer steps up its warnings about the more serious side effects of Lipitor, this also means that the number of Americans effected by Lipitor type II diabetes and other conditions will also increase wildly.
It is presumed that we will soon see an even further increase in the amount of Lipitor claims made against Pfizer for this reason.
Simply put, since Lipitor can now be used as a means of preventing cholesterol related problems. More people will be taking Lipitor, and because of that more people will also be hurt by Lipitor side effects unless Pfizer and healthcare providers make some major changes.
Don’t fall victim to this giant corporation’s unethical practices. The best thing we can do as consumers is educate ourselves.
Unfortunately for many, it is too late to avoid serious Lipitor side effects. The Lipitor lawsuits are a way for injured consumers to fight back and recoup their losses, if only financially. Lipitor side effects can and do create costly medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
If you feel as though you have been adversely affected by Lipitor in this way, don’t hesitate to contact us at Consumer Claims Center of America; we can help.
Beginning your Lipitor lawsuit is a quick and easy process. Simply fill out the Lipitor Lawsuit Form on the upper-right hand corner of this page, or call our toll free number below for a free consultation.