Lipitor Lawsuits in Ohio
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Lipitor, a statin, is the most widely prescribed drug in history. Currently more than 20 million patients are taking statins, such as Lipitor, to control their cholesterol, many of whom have developed new onset diabetes, despite living a healthy lifestyle.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with diabetes and believe the diagnosis is the result of the use of Lipitor, our Cleveland dangerous drug attorneys will be happy to assess your claim. We fight for justice for those who don’t have a voice!
Call our firm now at (216) 600-0114. We are ready to stand up for your rights.
Recent Studies Reveal Lipitor & Diabetes Connection
Studies have confirmed reports of Lipitor causing diabetes in women. Lipitor, manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, was intended to treat high cholesterol levels. While Lipitor is very effective in lowering cholesterol levels, studies have also shown that it significantly increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in post-menopausal women.
If you developed type 2 diabetes while you were taking name brand Lipitor and your BMI (body mass index) is below 31, you may qualify for a lawsuit.
How Do I Determine My BMI?
You can easily determine your BMI by using the BMI calculator. BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. The reason your BMI is so important is because diabetes is a disease associated with weight gain. Women with a BMI below 31 are not at risk of diabetes due to weight but if they have been taking Lipitor and have developed the disease, it shows that Lipitor may be responsible for the type 2 diabetes.