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Compensation for Lipitor Related Injuries

The Wilmington Lipitor side effects lawyers are here to help you with your lawsuits. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after taking a cholesterol-lowering medication called Lipitor, contact us to consult with an experienced lawyer about your potential Lipitor lawsuit. The consultation is free, and we generally charge no attorney's fees unless and until we win compensation through a settlement or verdict.

We know the law and understand the medicine regarding side effects from Lipitor and other drugs, and we can help you clearly understand your legal rights and options. Call Rhine Law Firm in Wilmington today at (910) 772-9960 or (866) 772-9960 toll free for your free consultation.

Lipitor-Induced Diabetes Warning Issued By FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning in February 2012 that Lipitor may cause Type 2 diabetes. The risk for developing Type 2 diabetes with use of Lipitor seems to be higher in women. Type 2 diabetes is a disease that affects approximately 27 million Americans. Lipitor is marketed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Inc. Lipitor is the brand name for the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin calcium. It is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin), and is designed to lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. The Lipitor Type 2 diabetes lawsuits allege that Lipitor increases the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes in women. The lawsuits have alleged Pfizer was negligent and did not sufficiently warn those using the medication nor the medical community about the potential serious health risks involved.

Lipitor Articles And Publications

A noted "potential" link in statin use in women and Type 2 diabetes was published in Archives of Internal Medicine in the January 2012 edition. The study concluded that women who took statins like Lipitor were more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than women who did not. These results are particularly alarming in women who have no other risk factors for diabetes. Other articles have made the same reports:

Lipitor Type 2 Diabetes Signs And Symptoms

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by raised blood sugar (glucose) and insulin deficiency. The condition is usually manageable in its early stages. A change in diet and exercise is often suggested. Most importantly, prescriptions are almost always required at some stage. Some of the signs and symptoms of Lipitor diabetes may include:

  • Increased thirst and frequent urination
  • Unexplainable weight loss or weight gain
  • Constantly feeling tired or fatigued
  • Blurry vision
  • Sores and/or cuts that are slow healing
  • Areas of darkened skin or whites of your eyes
  • Constantly feeling tired or fatigued
  • Increased instances of vaginal and yeast infections in women
  • Skin itches, especially in the groin or vaginal region
  • Breath tastes sweet and/or smells like nail polish remover
  • Shortness of breath

Lipitor Side Effects

In addition to Type 2 diabetes, Lipitor may cause the following serious side effects:

  • Muscle damage
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Tendon problems
  • Kidney damage
  • Kidney or renal failure
  • Diarrhea or upset stomach
  • Liver failure
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion

Do You Have A Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit In North Carolina?

The Wilmington defective drug attorneys at Rhine Law Firm, P.C., are experienced trial lawyers. They have the knowledge and experience needed to represent you and your loved ones with your Lipitor claims.

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If you or a loved one is a female who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, is 75 or younger at diagnosis, has been taking Lipitor for 30 days or more at the time of diagnosis, and has a body mass index of 32 or less, please contact us or call (910) 772-9960 or (866) 772-9960 toll free to speak with someone today. Office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments also available.

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