Lipitor Class Action Lawsuit Claims & Attorney Settlements
Millions of people across the United States suffer from high cholesterol levels, and there are many causes for this condition. Some people simply do not have genetics working in their favor while others don’t eat a healthy diet. Regardless of why, people who struggle with high cholesterol need to get those levels down as quickly and as safely as possible so that they can minimize the chance that they will suffer the consequences such as heart attack and stroke. While there have been several different medications that have been released in recent years that are designed to deal with this problem, the question of safety persists for some of them.
One such leading cholesterol medication is known as Lipitor, which has been dominating the cholesterol medication market for several years. While Lipitor has proven successful for some patients, serious side effects in others have resulted in lawsuits being filed against the drugmakers.
Three recent questions about the Lipitor lawsuit.
How much can you get for a Lipitor lawsuit?
How much compensation would I get for taking Lipitor for type 2 diabetes?
Has much is the settlement in the Lipitor lawsuit?
The answer to these questions can be difficult to predict, as the class action for this hasn’t started yet. There is still time for join in this Lipitor lawsuit, but they are statutes of limitations that apply.
Some of the past defective drug lawsuits have had millions of dollars in a compensation fund, and then that is divided up between all who have joined the lawsuit. Example: $50,000,000 in a settlement fund that would serve 1,000 victims would be $50,000 per person. This is only an example and does not represent what may happen for Lipitor.
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Below is an overview of this medication and its alleged issues, and those who have suffered as a result of using it need to contact the Lipitor side effects lawyers at the Hood National Law Group, as soon as possible.
Lipitor use in Post-Menopausal Women
A study performed and outlined by The Women’s Health Initiative noted that the use of statin type drugs, like Lipitor, showed a marked increase for the possibility of these post-menopausal women having developed Type II Diabetes. Read the study here.
Lipitor – General Information
Lipitor is manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, and it is a member of a group of cholesterol drugs known as statins. Statins work by limiting the ability of the liver to create an enzyme that prompts the body to produce cholesterol. This process ultimately leads to the lowering of the substance known as low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is generally known outside of the medical world as ‘bad’ cholesterol, and its presence is what leads to health problems for many people when it’s allowed to exist at levels that are too high for too long.
Alleged Lipitor Side Effects
Eventually, people began to submit reports that included allegations of the development of Lipitor side effects. Some of these alleged side effects were relatively minor, but the one that has led to legal action being taken in some cases is the link between Lipitor and the development of type 2 diabetes. Obviously, type 2 diabetes is a condition that presents its own serious risks and it requires even more management than high cholesterol in many instances. Examples of symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:
- Cuts and bruises that heal slowly
- Frequent urination
- Constant thirst or hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Frequent infections
- Numbness in the limbs
There are other symptoms of type 2 diabetes, but anyone who has been using Lipitor and who has experienced any of these needs to obtain a full medical evaluation as soon as possible.
Questions & Answers About Lipitor
What is Lipitor used for?
Lipitor (generic: atorvastatin) is prescribed to treat high levels of cholesterol. Manufactured by Pfizer, Lipitor can leave you with disabling side effects.
What are the dangers? Side effects?
There are several side effects of taking Lipitor, including the possibility of developing diabetes.
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition where the skeletal muscles in the body waste away. When the muscles dissolve, they release a protein, myoglobin, into the blood which could end up in urine, making one prone to kidney damage.
Liver or Kidney Damage
Kidney or liver damage results in the organs failing to purify your blood. The liver’s task if to remove toxic components from your blood while the kidneys filter out waste from the blood. If both of these organs fail, a patient could end up on dialysis or need an organ transplant.
Type 2 Diabetes
Patients taking Lipitor hope to lead a healthy lifestyle. They do not expect to be diagnosed with diabetes. In a 2012 warning from the FDA, Lipitor may increase the risks of elevated blood sugar levels and developing type-2 diabetes. The FDA then advised Pfizer to add warnings about this to Lipitor’s labels, but that warning came too late to some patients.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in this manner, you need to take action to protect your legal rights. Rather than taking on a corporate behemoth such as Pfizer alone, though, you should obtain the help of our Lipitor lawyers may start a class action with possible cash settlements, who have been fighting for the rights of consumers successfully for decades. Take our 2 minute Lipitor Claims Evaluation you may qualify for cash compensation Click Here. Contact the Hood National Law Group, today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Lipitor Lawsuits in these States:
Alabama (AL), Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), Arkansas (AR), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Louisiana (LA), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Ohio(OH), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Carolina (SC), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VI), Washington (WA), Washington DC (DC), West Virginia (WV), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
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Lipitor Class Action Lawsuit Claims & Attorney Settlements updated for Lipitor evaluation form on January 4, 2016