If you’ve been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes while taking Lipitor, you may have a valid claim against Pfizer.
Call 1-877-405-4313 to discuss your case with our Dallas drug injury attorneys. We’ll explain the legal options available to you for no charge.
Lipitor® is the worlds top-selling prescription drug. Like Crestor, Lipitor is a statin (a drug which reduces both bad cholesterol and triglycerides). Unfortunately, studies have shown that its use may lead to an increased risk of developing type II diabetes.
Over the past few years, reports have shown a substantial number of adverse side effects related to the use of cholesterol-reducing statins. For example, Baycol was a statin which was removed from distribution in 2001 because it was determined to cause dangerous side effects. Quite a number of lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of these drugs due to their failure to warn users of the associated dangers. These types of lawsuits usually fall under the category of “product liability.”
Anyone in Texas who has suffered a serious side effect or injury due to the use of Lipitor® or other statin drugs may have a valid product liability claim against the manufacturer, and we urge you to call and discuss the facts of your case with us today.
Drug injury claims and product liability.
The purpose of a product liability claim is to compensate those who have been injured due to an unsafe consumer product. While a defective product such as a toy can result in superficial injuries, defective drugs can cause lifelong health problems and even wrongful death. Drug injury claims typically assert that the medication resulted in dangerous side effects and that those in positions to know (manufacturers, pharmacy, doctors, etc.) failed to provide effective warnings about the dangers.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, statins are linked to an increased risk of muscle damage and kidney or liver damage. While these are the most common side effects, the biggest danger associated with Lipitor is the development of type 2 diabetes. In order to bring a successful drug injury claim in Dallas, a claimant must prove the following:
- An injury occurred
- The drug was the direct cause of the injury, and
- Those who know of the dangers (or should have known) failed to provide sufficient warnings of the danger
In spite of the dangerous side effects, the key with drug injury claims is the issue of “informed consent.” What this means is that if your doctors informed you of the risk, but believe your condition warrants the risk, you may be unable to file a product liability lawsuit. However, the law is complex and every case is different. The best way to determine the strength of your case is to speak with a Lipitor drug injury attorney in Dallas.
Lipitor side effects.
While Lipitor shares the same side effects as other statins, it also offers some of its own, including: nausea, gas, heartburn, muscle pain, constipation, diarrhea, rhabdomyolysis, fatigue, drowsiness, and headache.
Other more serious side effects include: fever, confusion, dark urine, memory problems, excessive thirst or hunger, lack of appetite, and jaundice.
Do you believe you have a case?
If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes while taking Lipitor (or even after stopping), the Dallas drug injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm can help you determine whether you have a strong case, and can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Our firm’s experienced product liability lawyers can work with you on your case in order to get you every penny you and your family deserve, and we’ll do so for no up-front cost. We only get paid if you recover money for your claim.
For a free consultation, fill out the contact form on this page or call our office at 1-877-405-4313.
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The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.