Statins are popular drugs that rank as some of the best selling pharmaceutical drugs in American history. Statins reportedly lower the level of “bad cholesterol” in the blood by reducing how much cholesterol the liver produces. It is often used to prevent complications from atherosclerosis. This condition is responsible for the formation of plaque in the arteries that can reduce blood flow and cause heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, and more. Lipitor is the most widely prescribed statin.
Unfortunately, the side effects of statins were very understated for a long period of time. The following is a list of things to consider before taking a statin. If you have suffered injury after taking a statin, contact us to discuss your options.
1. Lipitor reportedly increases the risk of elevated blood sugar and diabetes, particularly in post-menopausal women.
The elevated blood sugar warning did not come from the FDA until 2012. Lipitor was approved in December of 1996. It’s unclear how many Florida residents may have suffered from side effects of statins in that 16-year window.
2. The manufacturer, Pfizer, Inc. has a history of alleged data manipulation in favor of profits.
This is not the first or only product that has generated serious legal actions against, Pfizer, Inc. Several lawsuits and MDLs have been filed for reasons ranging from manipulation of data to negligence to subversive actions to protect its product. The unfortunate truth is that consumers may never have had an accurate idea of the potential side effects of statins like Lipitor.
3. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed across the country regarding statins like Lipitor.
Lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of Lipitor. Several of the lawsuits infer that the manufacturer either did not know or may have attempted to hide the potential side effects. Many of these details came out because of studies and testing done by independent third parties rather than the FDA or the manufacturers.
4. The potential for many Florida residents to have been affected by the side effects of statins is high.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed across the country, and anyone can be affected, including Florida residents.
If you or a loved one have suffered complications relating to Type 2 Diabetes or elevated blood sugar problems after taking Lipitor, consider contacting Attorney Group for Florida today. We can offer you a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your situation and determine if you have a case. You don’t want to wait because there may be a Statute of Limitations ticking against you. Take action today and contact Attorney Group for Florida.