Lipitor is a popular cholesterol-lowering medication that many doctors prescribe to lower the likelihood of heart disease. Although Lipitor is supposed to lower bad cholesterol and raise the levels of good cholesterol in the blood, the drug has been linked to a variety of serious health complications. Lipitor has even been the subject of recalls after reports of an unusual odor in 40 mg bottles produced by Pfizer and reports of glass contaminating a generic version of the drug made by the Ranbaxy pharmaceutical company. Both Pfizer and Ranbaxy claim that despite the recalls, both versions of Lipitor pose no safety threat to patients.
In addition to the recalls, Pfizer has faced lawsuits from patients who experienced debilitating muscle problems and cognitive memory loss, as well as developed type 2 diabetes. Because the FDA said the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is so remote that the benefits of statin medications like Lipitor outweigh the risks, plaintiffs have filed product liability claims against manufacturers for failing to provide consumers with adequate warnings about the dangers associated with the drug.
Adverse side effects from Lipitorcan include:
At Daspit Law Firm, we are committed to helping clients who have suffered injuries or illnesses after using Lipitor. We possess decades of combined experience, and you can count on our firm to use our extensive resources to vigorously pursue monetary compensation for your troubles.
Call our law office today at (888) 273-1045 or contact us online to schedule your free case consultation to learn more about filing a Lipitor lawsuit
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