Lipitor, Eshelman Legal Group, Canton Injury Lawyers

We’ll make things right when you’ve been injured as a result of another's negligence. We have been protecting the rights of injured people for over 40 years.

Our practice is limited to the representation of people, not insurance companies. Our years of experience make us a serious force, widely respected by insurance companies. The result is the ability to obtain top dollar settlements for our clients. We can help if you or someone you love is hurt due to:

  • Lipitor
  • Car, Motorcycle or Truck Accidents
  • Work Place Injury
  • Slip & Fall Injury
  • Dog Bites
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Defective Products

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Lipitor-Side Effects

Lipitor, Eshelman Legal Group, Canton Injury Lawyers

So you’ve been to your physician and have been told you have high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, putting you at risk for chest pain, having a stroke or heart attack, and certain other heart and blood vessel problems. He explains to you that you need to be on a statin to lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and then he prescribes Lipitor.

So why is Lipitor the popular statin of choice? In 1997 the FDA relaxed its standards and began allowing pharmaceutical companies to advertise Direct To Consumer Drugs on television. Lipitor, which was approved by the FDA in 1996, was able to advertise to the millions of TV viewers, making it a household name.

But there was a problem. Physicians and consumers watching these commercials were not made aware of the potential link between Lipitor and Diabetes. What is diabetes? It is a lifelong disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. So basically you are going from one problem (high cholesterol, etc) to another (diabetes).

So who does this affect and what can you do if you have developed Type 2 diabetes as a direct result of taking Lipitor? In 2012, WebMD published an article claiming that middle aged and older women taking a statin, such as Lipitor, to lower their cholesterol are at a 50% increased risk for developing diabetes than women not taking statins. Because of the controversy of Pfizer (the maker of Lipitor) failing to warn patients and doctors of the potential risk of developing diabetes (even today the label is vague in its warnings), if you believe you developed diabetes after taking the cholesterol lowering medication Lipitor, you may be eligible to file a Lipitor Lawsuit claim for compensation. The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group in N.E. Ohio can help you understand your legal rights and options, as well as explain the Lipitor Lawsuit Claim Filing Deadlines which can be affected by various things such as:

  • Did the patient pass away (wrongful death claim)?
  • When was the diabetes diagnosed?
  • In what state was the Lipitor prescribed and taken?

The Eshelman Legal Group understands that learning about lawsuits, getting questions answered and just finding accurate information can sometimes be frustrating. Our attorneys have helped many victims before you and they can help you pursue the compensation you deserve too if you have been harmed by taking Lipitor.

So if you are a woman who has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor, please contact the Eshelman Legal Group by phone or through our secure websites contact form, , to set up a free, confidential consultation today to be sure you don’t miss the deadline. And remember, we do not collect from you unless we get you compensation.

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