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The cholesterol drug Lipitor may be linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in otherwise healthy and active users. As a result of Pfizer’s failure to adequately warn about this potential risk, former users may be entitled to financial compensation through a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit.

LIPITOR DIABETES LAWSUIT STATUS: Product liability lawsuits are being reviewed by Lipitor lawyers for diabetes suffered by individuals throughout the United States.

As the number of cases pending nationwide continues to grow, a small group of cases in the federal court system are being prepared for early trial dates that are expected to begin in the second half of 2015.

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OVERVIEW: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a statin-based cholesterol drug developed by the Pfizer subsidiary Warner-Lambert. The medication is one of the best selling drugs in the world, and generated more than $125 billion in sales before the patent expired in 2011. Several generic Lipitor versions are also now available.

Part of a class of medications known as “statins”, Lipitor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, which is prescribed to help reduce the amounts of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood. While the drug has been used by millions of Americans, it appears that the manufacturers failed to adequately warn that Lipitor side effects may increase the risk of diabetes.

LIPITOR DIABETES RISK: A number or studies and reports have found that there is a link between Lipitor and type 2 diabetes, which can pose serious health concerns for individuals who develop the condition.

In February 2012, the FDA announced it was requiring new label warnings on Lipitor and other statins to alert users to the possible increased risk of diabetes, but many believe the current Lipitor diabetes warnings remain insufficient.

The FDA required this label update after a number of studies suggested that the drug may increase an individual’s risk of developing diabetes:

FIND OUT IF YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A LIPITOR LAWSUIT: Lawsuits allege that Pfizer knew or should have known about this potential side effect for years, and failed to provide accurate information to users or the medical community about the potential diabetes risk or the importance of closely monitoring blood glucose levels to see if Lipitor affects metabolis.

Type 2 diabetes from Lipitor may cause users of the cholesterol drug to face an increased risk of heart disease, blindness, neuropathy, kidney disease and other complications. In addition, individuals must undergo regular blood testing of glucose levels, adhere to restrictive diabetic diet and take medication to control diabetes.

Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by lawyers who are reviewing potential Lipitor diabetes lawsuits throughout the United States.

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36 comments

  1. Lisa Reply

    The drug company should have to help me they took a big part of my life away now

  2. Rose Reply

    I have been using statins for at least 10 years before being diagnosed type 2 diabetes. I had to tell my G P that I had diabetes! He crassly went on to tell me my problem is that there is two of me. After getting a new doctor i later found I had Hashimoto and my ability to lose weight was fifty times more difficult than normal. I later had to tell my endocrinologist , who refused me synthroid for years, that I had thyroid cancer. I feel that I am constantly being blamed for weight issues, not the medications that undermine each other.

  3. Joanne Reply

    Been taking Lipitor for over 10 years and early last year was told i have type two diabetes .Im a young 68 yo woman and still going .Why do i have this as theres no diabetes in my family now i know why im on metformin for diabetes its the lipitor that caused it . The drug company never informed me, no label on my pills and im very upset as i just saw theres a lawsuit .Now have diabetes and all that goes with it the rest of my life a very serious chronic deases . Lots can go wrong even loose my limbs ,eye sight and more now what can i do .Whom do i contact to get on this lawsuit . Im pissed .

  4. Minnie Reply

    Since taking Liptor I have been diagnosed with Diabetes, I also suffer with memory loss, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, suffer with joint and muscle pain, tiredness along with weakness, thyroid disease. Pfizer should have warned us about this…help!

  5. Gary L Reply

    I started taking Liptor many years ago, then developed muscle and join pain. I stopped taking the Liptor my Dr. put me on Simvasation, around 2005 and then I found out I was a type II diabetic, never thought I’d be a diabetic, I’m thin, watch what I eat and exercise. Then I see an ad about Liptor being linked to diabetes. I was never told of this risk!

  6. Edward Reply

    My doctor liked to think that Lipitor was the greatest development in medicine since the invention snuff, and still does. My Cardiologist feels the same way. I had no idea that Lipitor would eventually lead to DMII, which i now have and it makes me wonder. Has the pharmasutical companies stuck it to the American public again all in the name of science? It isn’t the first time and certainly not the last.

  7. helen Reply

    I had been taking pravastatin for several years and developed diabetes I was on holiday and forgot my cholesterol medicine I noticed by sugar level went from 155 to 90 I told my doctor and she said she had never heard of it but phone the pharmacist who said the same However he said try again in all I did 5 times She said that the satin was the best for me and keep taking it. About 2 years ago after she quit I had a new doctor and he changed it to Lipitor which put my sugar up even higher He did admit that Lipitor has been known to raise sugar levels and completely stopped me taking it. My sugar is still high

  8. Patricia Reply

    I have been taking statins since 2000. Not only am I a diabetic now. I had other symptoms that could never be explained. I had severe muscle cramps in my stomach and legs and even pain in my arm. Once I had a cramp in my whole body and ended in the emergency room but nothing was found. Then I realized that when I was on Crestor I developed pain and cramps again so I refused to take Crestor. The pain and cramps went away immediately. Now I am fighting diabetes. No doctor could find out what was causing the cramps or joint pain. Wasted money on many many tests.

  9. Diane Reply

    Statins…. the drug that stimulates the economy. The pharmaceutical companies get rich off selling the statins… then the many drugs needed to combat the side effects of statins…now the lawyers will get rich off the lawsuits. It is unfortunate that so many doctors were so brainwashed by the drug companies for so long.

  10. Katherine Reply

    For years the doctor had me taking Lipitor. Since I started taking this medication, Not so long after that, I was diagnosed with diabetes.I have been diagnosed with so many things that have affected my body. I have been diagnosed with nerve disorder,muscle pain,thyroid disease where I went from size 7 to size 14.This problem have affected my kidneys, and my right eye have also been damaged.My doctor have not taken me off of this medicine even after the commercial on television. It\’s a shame that the Pharmaceutical companies continues to sell this medicine to the consumers, and cause so much damage.

  11. Barry Reply

    I had a heart attack in April of 1996. I have been on Lipitor for the last 17 years. Developed problems are Type II Diabetes, Problems with my eyes, and feet. I am so very upset with the Pharmaceutical Companies who take our money and make us very ill. The more medications you take the more you need. This is the first year my wife and I started to really see the information on television about Lipitor. I am not a heavy guy and never have been overweight. I will be 69 this year and I have so many problems with my health, I just don’t know where to start!!!

  12. Lynne Reply

    I had a heart attack in 2000 and was put on Zocor…I changed doctors and he put me on Lipitor. I have been on a statin for 13 years. About six years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. On June 13, 2013 I hade another heart attack and now take Plavix and lisinopril . I take glipizide for the diabetes. I suffer extreme muscle pain from the statin.
    These doctors are legally killing us with these meds.

  13. Henry Reply

    The article quoted from the Lancet stated that there was a 9% increase in risk. Increase from what? From a population of those with high cholesterol and triglycerides that didn\’t take a statin, or from the general population? If the latter, we are comparing apples and oranges as those with high cholesterol levels tend to have other risk factors for type II diabetes. If the former, are there other factors that can explain the increase? The Lancet article said there was no causal link between taking statins and developing diabetes. But it appears to be blood in the water to the trial attorneys.

  14. Alice Reply

    I am 48yrs old and ive bn taking atorvastatin,for about 3-5 yrs and 2 yrs ago was diagnosed with type2 diabetes, and was put on metformin, I had a allergic reaction and was rushed to the hospital when then was placed on Humalog and glipizide another med emergency with the Humalog well still on the atorvastin and knew nothing till abt 2 months ago when I was changed to another med for chlolesterol, yet still didn\’t realize this was the reason for me having diabeted know and had to have a thyroidectomy as well ive bn thru a heck of a lot because of this drug, this junk surely has reduced my life unable to work and been fighting for disability for 7 yrs now and being denied over and over again, I hope I don\’t die before I see this mess to an end.

  15. linda Reply

    Maybe that’s my problem after reading all these comment , they sound like me. Ive been on Lipitor for years, I was diagnosed with diabetes was put on meds but got it under control enough that I don’t take the meds at the moment, was also diagnosed with thyroid condition and have been put on meds for that now my joints hurt all the time. Im about ready to stop the Lipitor.

  16. Helen Reply

    i had been having overwhelming muscle/joint aches.borderline diabetic,
    hgb aic ranges 5.8-6.2 for a couple of yrs.trying to bring it down with diet and some walking.no diabetes in the family,had been on lipitor for yrs,planning on cutting it down to see if aches go away.was just checking/rechecking side effects of my medications when i stumbled into this.

  17. Edward Reply

    I was prescribed and started using Lipitor in the mid 1990’s by my doctor. I suffered a heart attack in 2004 and diagnosed with type two Diabetes in 2010 or 2011. As a matter of fact, by my previous doctor and my current one, I was switched to Crestor from Lipitor less than six months ago. The reasoning for the switch was due to pricing of the two medications…never did anyone tell me that Lipitor may’ve caused diabetes.

  18. Ernest Reply

    I suffered a heart attack in January 2002.. Specific diagnostic test indicated a narrowing of the Mid Circumflex Artery in my heart.. I resisted an invasive stint placement at the time, and my Cardiac Dr. prescribed Lipitor 10mg per day, Asprin 81mg per day, Plavix 75mg per day, Metoprolol 50mg twice a day, and Isosorbide ER 30mg per day.. Stating i would need to take this medication indefinitely, with routine follow up visits and blood tests to monitor my blood sugar and thyroid levels. I see my Cardiologist twice a year..

  19. Jeannie Reply

    I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetis after taking Lipitor for several years. I have no family history of diabetis ever. Please let me know what I need to do to get involved in the ending lawsuit, or if I qualify.

  20. Ellen Reply

    I was on Lipitor for years and was told I have type 2 diabetes in 2009, I am now a simvastatin and metformin, why can’t these companies warn us ?
    this disease is wearing me down, constant blurred vision , can’t lose enough weight, foot pain, just exhausting , all of it.
    Thanks phizer hope your billions go to help those of us that suffer now due to your mistake.

  21. Debbie Reply

    Have been on Lipitor for almost two years after taking another statin drug. Doctor has now diagnosed me with prediabetes (some medical professionals say that there is no longer a prediabetic, either you are diabetic or you aren’t) I brought this up to my doctor, but she says it’s all hogwash. I don’t agree. I need to know how to get involved in the suit as well.

  22. Ken Reply

    The VA doctors have had me taking atorvastatin for as long as I can remember. Because of my diabetes my kidneys at functioning at about 22 %. My Physicians Asst. is talking about putting me on the transplant list

  23. cdog Reply

    I was put on atorvastatin 20mg for high cholesterol. I was awaiting surgery for a work related injury and during a routine blood test 4 weeks after starting atorvastatin my fasting blood glucose rose from 75 (blood test 8 weeks ago) to 113 then to 123 on the next blood test about 8 weeks after starting. I also began to have excrutiating pain in my hips and legs that moved to my arms. I felt so horrible that I went back the dr. I was sent to a nephrologist because my kidneys had begun to fail. All because of the pharmaceutical companies are run by a bunch of money hungry 1%ers.

  24. edna Reply

    my mother was diagnosed with diabetes- it doesn’t run in our family so I was surprised-I had to watch her go thru so many changes in her eating- then she was in the hospital with too low blood sugar and I was sure she was going to die, it broke my heart-she passed away November 15 2012 .I wish she wouldn’t of had to go thru this im sure it helped to shorten her life and cause many other problems she had. luckily a pa found out from blood work that she had diabetes-we thought she was going to die from while she sat in her chair;we didn’t think of it much until she was not waking up.this was the last thing diabetes because it doesn’t run in our family

  25. Dale Reply

    My wife has taken Lipitor for many years and she never has a pain free day. She has even had to start walking with the help off a walker. She has fallen several times ! She developed Kidney cancer in 2004 and now has only one kidney. A year ago , she had heart failure and almost didn’t make it. She is still being treated for it, since being in the hospital her Dr. Put her on Simvastatin. The fatigue she suffers with is awful and the pain in her legs, back , etc.,and the weakness she suffers with has also gotten worse. We thought that it was from the heart failure but after reading all of the other things that have happened to others who have taken these same drugs, we have to wonder if it isn’t the cause for what has happened to her. She has also put on a lot of weight , even though she has never eaten a lot and never snacks.! The reason she had been on the Lipitor for so many years was because the Dr.had diagnosed her with both Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia, which she still suffers from. We are now confused and scared about whether to continue taking this medication !!

  26. Jocquelyn Reply

    I have been taking pravastatin and have developed stage 2 diabetis, neuropathy, eye sight loss which I am now wearing glasses and heart disease

  27. PURVIS Reply

    I was taking Lipitor for about 1 year, shortly after I had type 2 diabetes??? Have all the medical information on file.

  28. Gil Reply

    I was taking Lipitor since 2009 before I had a stroke, May 2011 I had a major Heart attack with a triple bypass and I was still taking the Lipitor until I change the doctor and he prescribe me Crestor 100% better and have me stop with Lipitor. Another side effect of leg Lipitor are cramps constantly. Now in 2014 I am 49 years old with a history of a stroke (age 44)and heart attack (age 46) come to find out that Lipitor may have triggered all that.

  29. Patricia Reply

    I was on Lipitor for years and was told I had Type 2 diabetes. I took diabetes medications for 4 years. They tried to put me on insulin but after a month my blood sugar plumeeted and I suddenly went into a diabetic coma, so my doctor stopped the insulin and went to januvia. About 3 years ago my doctor took me off the lipitor. About 2 years ago my health insurance provider changed and new one would not cover Januvia so my doctor switched me to Glyburide and 2 days after starting to take it my blood sugar plumetted and I went into a diabetic coma again. My doctor took me off it and I was on no diabetic medication for about 2 months, but when the doctor did my A1C it was perfect. I have not taken any diabetes medicine for 2 years and my last A1C was 117. I have not changed my diet in any way as a matter of fact my diet would probally be called high diabetes risk as my only drink is soda and I eat a lot of prepared foods. I do not do any excercise as I am bed ridden as a result of strokes. I strongly believe my type 2 diabetes is only the result of taking lipitor and it went away as soon as I stopped taking lipitor. I am so glad I never got started taking insulin as once started your body depends on it and you can’t get off it.

  30. Paulette Reply

    I am 71 years old. I started taking Lipitor about 6 years ago and switched to a generic form two years ago. I have recently been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. No one in my family has diabetes.

  31. CJ Reply

    In USA drug company research and get FDA approval for fantasy of making big time $$$$$$$ (why???) They think they are scientist with PHD’ spend money for education and once out of education most of them dream to be printing money machine. Every so often new drug approval comes and as soon as people use it and in few years recalls. Next attorney’ turn to represent client in class action law suit and throw small money to people and keep pocketful for their firm. But in reality for ordinary illness about 200 which is I would say already grand fathered in the sense that their side effects are well known to professional.
    I am in USA 25+ years, off/on my doctor prescribed me such medication but once I read detail printed literature I scared to take it. For example I had Vioxx from Merck, had recall but thank god I never took it.
    In short, should stop such practice of approval of new drug or chemical esp. Stop such clinical study for which already grand father medicine is existing. Do research for cure for disease for which no medicine is yet discovered. Also such pharma company should bear the expenses if their drug caused them diabetic or any life threatening illness.

  32. Randy Reply

    I take a lot of the same pills and more ……. I do not like to put my personal information on these sites but I would like to be contacted

  33. Jerry Reply

    Lipitor has effected women and men. The law suite should be for women and men, because both were effected by Lipitor.

  34. joseph Reply

    I also took Lipitor for several years and I have developed full diabetes and am now on Inslin. Also taking simvastin presently. I am 74 years old and am a type 2 diabetic

  35. Helen Reply

    I wasn’t aware of Lipitor causes diabetes until I saw the lawsuit for it on the media. Even when I went to the doctor it was never mentioned, I was told “You have diabetes 2 and you need to take metformin for it” never once was I told that it may be caused by Lipitor. This a scam to keep you taking medication and keeping the doctors and the manufacturers rich. Some of them don’t really care about the people they serve. I see many lawsuits on t.v. about medication that suppose to help, but turn-out to do more harm than any thing.

    JUSTFEDUP

  36. Donald Reply

    I was put on Lipitor by my Doctor several years ago and when having a regular physical exam diabetes was found. The doctor took me off of Lipitor immediately and I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes and put on a diabetic medicine, pill form, and over the years I have developed heart disease and now I am on injections for my diabetes. No family members have ever had diabetes, so after hearing all that I have, I believe that the Lipitor had something to do with me developing diabetes, and possibly cause of my heart disease. I am now 65 years of age and have dealing with this problem for many years.

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