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NOW EVALUATING LIPITOR® DIABETES POTENTIAL CLAIMS

June 2013

Statin Medications Such As Lipitor® Linked To Higher Diabetes Risk Especially In Women

If you are a woman who took Lipitor and then developed diabetes you may be entitled to potential compensation.  If after taking Lipitor, or the generic version atorvastatin, you developed diabetes, you may be able to file a lawsuit.

In 2012, clinical trial results caused the United States FDA to update the label of the cholesterol drug Lipitor to reflect an increased risk of type-2 diabetes.

Statins are a class of drugs that lowers cholesterol levels in the blood by reducing the amount of cholesterol the liver produces.

Recent news reports have now announced evidence that millions of people, especially women, taking statin medications to lower their cholesterol may be at a higher risk of developing diabetes.

Patients are advised to continue taking their medications as advised by their physicians.  Each patient should discuss their particular risk / benefit analysis carefully with his or her licensed physician.

The new information about statins and increased diabetes risks may influence the decisions of some doctors and patients about taking the medications.

Individuals taking statins may also want to have their doctors monitor them for signs of diabetes.  Also, those taking statins should be aware of some of the signs of diabetes such as increased thirst and urination, and fatigue.

The use of statins among people older than 45 has increased ten times in the past two decades.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 2% of the population over 45 took the medications in the years 1988 – 1994, and 25% between 2005 – 2008.

The FDA announced changes in early 2012 to the safety information on labels of statins such as Pfizer Inc.’s Lipitor.  The drugs are taken by tens of millions of people.

Health regulators are therefore adding warnings to such widely used drugs as Lipitor, stating that the drugs may raise levels of blood sugar, thus increasing diabetes risk.

Lipitor, a drug that became available in 2011 as the generic atorvastatin, is the world’s biggest selling prescription medication of all time, with cumulative sales exceeding $130 billion.

We are currently evaluating potential claims that Lipitor lead to the development of diabetes in some women.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with diabetes while taking Lipitor, or its generic version called atorvastatin, we would like to hear from you and mail you some free information on Lipitor and diabetes.

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We are The Mulligan Law Firm, a national law firm located in Dallas, Texas, providing legal information and resources for injured individuals and their families. The firm has successfully resolved over $600,000,000 in claims for its clients since 1995. The Mulligan Law Firm has the strength and experience to represent plaintiffs in all 50 states.

The Mulligan Law Firm is currently investigating injury claims involving Lipitor®.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after using Lipitor® it is important that you consult with a legal professional immediately.  The Mulligan Firm’s experienced lawyers are standing by to help you.

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless you receive an award or compensation. Do not delay, as your rights and compensation may be lost forever if you wait.