Millions of Americans take cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. These medications, which includes the drug Lipitor, have been linked to a high risk of diabetes. This is most frequently seen in middle-aged and older women.

If you have diabetes and used Lipitor, our veteran lawyers at Herren & Adams LLP, will work tirelessly to help you obtain compensation.

A recent research study conducted by the Women's Health Initiative involving 150,000 postmenopausal women found that those taking drugs such as Lipitor were nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes. Additionally, articles published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of the American Medical Association also reported that there was a higher risk of diabetes for people taking statins.

The Short- And Long-term Complications Of Lipitor Use

In January 2014, the FDA updated a warning about side effects of Lipitor, including the risk of diabetes. Other side effects include:

  • Excess weight gain
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Increased triglycerides
  • Increased blood pressure
If you have taken Lipitor and been recently diagnosed with diabetes, we ask that you attend a free consultation at our Lexington office to discuss your case. Our firm has represented countless clients in Lipitor and other products liability cases.

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