Lipitor, also referred to as atorvastatin calcium, is a drug in the statin class primarily used to inhibit or reduce the production of bad cholesterol in order to prevent cardiovascular disease. It is also used to prevent strokes and heart attacks, and stabilize an individual’s plaque formation. Marketed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, Lipitor is one of the best-selling and most prescribed drugs throughout the country, and even the world.
Over the past decade, however, numerous clinical studies and analyses have been published showing that Lipitor significantly increases the risk of type II diabetes, particularly in post-menopausal women. The drug has also been found to show serious side effects that could result in other conditions such as myopathy, renal failure, liver damage, and kidney damage. These findings prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require Pfizer to warn doctors and patients alike of the hazards involved with using Lipitor in February 2012.
Drug companies are held liable in situations where their product causes unexpected harm when used as it is intended to. Individuals in the state of Florida or other parts of the country who have developed diabetes or other serious health conditions due to the use of Lipitor or any other statin drug may have the grounds to file a claim to seek monetary compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages associated with their diagnosis. At the Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, our team of legal professionals can help clients with Lipitor cases.
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