Lipitor, a cholesterol-fighting drug manufactured by Pfizer, is the best-selling prescription medication in history. Used by millions, Lipitor (atorvastatin) has proved itself to be effective in lowering cholesterol levels. Though Pfizer’s patent expired in 2011, the drug continues to be marketed under the Lipitor brand.
But there is a dark side to atorvastatin. The drug is associated with harmful side effects, including muscle pain, memory loss, heart arrhythmia, liver damage, Type 2 diabetes and others. If you or a loved one has suffered harmful effects while using Lipitor, you may be eligible for compensation.
Dangerous Medication Lawsuit Attorneys in Pittsburgh
Pribanic & Pribanic is a product liability law firm that seeks compensation for people who have suffered harm due to defective and dangerous drugs. We are experienced, highly knowledgeable in personal injury law and determined to obtain results for our clients. When you choose us to represent you, we will seek full compensation for your losses and suffering.
Lipitor and Type 2 Diabetes
Lipitor (atorvastatin) works by preventing the liver from creating an enzyme that enables the body to produce cholesterol. This can reduce the levels of LDL or bad cholesterol.
Numerous users of Lipitor (atorvastatin) have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The risk is particularly high for women over the age of 63, women with a body mass index (BMI) below 25, and women of Asian descent. Type 2 diabetes can lead to additional health problems, including increased risk for heart disease, blindness and kidney disease.
Compensation in Lipitor Cases
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by people who have contracted Type 2 diabetes associated with atorvastatin use. When representing you, our lawyers will calculate the full value of your losses, including medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic losses. Pribanic & Pribanic will seek maximum compensation for you.
Contact Pribanic & Pribanic in Pennsylvania for a free consultation about your case. Call 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529.