Lipitor Causes Diabetes
The drug attorneys at Kibbey | Wagner are actively filing lawsuits on behalf of women who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using Lipitor. Several studies have linked Lipitor and other cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to an increased risk of diabetes, particularly in middle-aged and older women. Our attorneys believe that the maker of Lipitor, failed to properly warn consumers of this risk and is therefore legally responsible for the medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages of women who developed diabetes as a result of taking Lipitor.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using Lipitor, you may be able to sue the drug’s manufacturer and recover compensation for your injuries. If you have questions about your legal rights or would like more information on filing a lawsuit, contact us today. There is no cost or obligation to consult with the drug attorneys at Kibbey | Wagner to see if you have a lipitor lawsuit.
How Does Lipitor Cause Diabetes?
Several studies have uncovered a link between Lipitor and Type 2 diabetes, a life-long condition that causes a patient to develop high blood sugar levels. To understand the potential link between Lipitor and Type 2 diabetes, it is important to understand the science behind the disease.
In the body, food is broken down into sugar (glucose), which travels through the bloodstream. In a normal patient, the pancreas will release insulin in response to a meal to reduce blood sugar levels and allow glucose to enter the body’s cells, providing them with the energy needed to function. Patients with Type 2 diabetes, however, cannot produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin well enough. As a result, glucose cannot enter the body’s cells and instead builds up in the blood, causing a spike in blood sugar levels. High levels of sugar in the blood can result in a number of serious health problems, including organ damage and heart attack.
Researchers suspect that Lipitor can inhibit the function of the pancreatic cells responsible for storing and releasing insulin, and may also decrease the body’s sensitivity to the hormone.
At Kibbey | Wagner, our attorneys believe that the maker of Lipitor put profits before patient safety and are committed to helping patients recover the compensation they deserve. For more information on how we may be able to help, do not hesitate to contact us today. There is no cost or obligation to see if you have a case for a Lipitor lawsuit.
How Much Does a Drug Attorney Cost?
At Kibbey | Wagner, our drug lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means you only pay us if we are able to provide a favorable outcome in your case, such as a settlement or verdict in your favor. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after using Lipitor, the attorneys at Kibbey | Wagner would like to hear from you. For more information on filing a Lipitor lawsuit, contact us today.