Dangerous Lipitor Side Effects
Pfizer is currently being sued by hundreds of consumers who took the prescription drug Lipitor, a cholesterol lowering medication.
Lipitor belongs to a class of drugs known as statins. Lipitor is a particularly potent statin, and consequently is more prone to causing Lipitor side effects.
While Lipitor is indeed effective at lowering cholesterol levels, consumers are reporting serious side effects and illnesses as a result of taking this drug.
Some of the more severe complications of taking Lipitor can include:
- Type II diabetes
- Muscle problems
- Kidney damage
- Liver problems
The number of Lipitor lawsuits is skyrocketing because Pfizer failed to appropriately warn consumers of the risks of taking Lipitor.
If Pfizer had been responsible in warning the public about the risks involved with taking this drug, consumers and healthcare providers could have taken the necessary steps to help prevent some of these complications from arising.
Currently, litigation is focusing on post-menopausal women with a BMI (body mass index) of 32 or lower who took Lipitor and subsequently were diagnosed with type II diabetes. However, we still recommend you contact us for free claims advice even if you don’t fall into this category, as you may be eligible for a Lipitor lawsuit.
For example, claims that Lipitor can lead to rhabdomyolysis, a condition involving the breakdown of muscle tissue are surfacing left and right.
If you have been adversely affected by Lipitor you may be eligible for compensation. Click here for more information on the Lipitor rhabdomyolysis connection.