St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
John J. Driscoll, an attorney who represents drug injury victims throughout the United States, announced today that his law firm is now accepting and investigating inquiries from those who believe they may have developed diabetes after taking the Lipitor cholesterol-lowering medication.
Research, including a University of Massachusetts Medical School study published online in January 2012, “Statin use associated with increased diabetes risk in women,” has found that the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes after consuming “statin drugs” such as Lipitor may be higher among women in their late 40s and older.
Statin drugs are a class of medication that is prescribed to reduce LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol). Lipitor is among the most widely prescribed of these drugs.
In February 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made “important safety changes” to the labels of statin drugs, including Lipitor, to reflect that the FDA was “aware of studies showing that patients being treated with statins may have a small increased risk of increased blood sugar levels and of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus.”
For too many consumers, the FDA’s labeling change may have come too late, Driscoll said.
“Diabetes is a serious condition that can change a person’s life, requiring them to undergo routine blood testing, follow a special diet and, in some cases, take prescription medications,” Driscoll said.
“Our law firm is concerned that, prior to the FDA-ordered labeling change to Lipitor and other statin drugs, women across the country may have had no knowledge that they were being exposed to the risk of developing this potentially life-threatening condition.”
The nationally recognized attorney said The Driscoll Firm, P.C., is providing free initial consultations to those who believe they or a loved one has developed diabetes related to Lipitor use. The firm also has developed Lipitor informational content for its website.
“When it comes to dealing with serious health issues that may be linked to a drug, our firm believes it’s crucial to seek legal advice,” Driscoll said. “An attorney can review the facts of one’s case, inform one of their rights and discuss the legal options available for seeking relief.”
About The Driscoll Firm, P.C.
The Driscoll Firm, P.C., is dedicated to fighting for the rights of people and families injured by the wrongful acts of individuals and companies. The firm is currently investigating product liability claims involving defective drugs and dangerous medical devices. The Driscoll Firm, P.C., is based at 211 N. Broadway, 40th Floor, St. Louis, MO, 63102, and serves clients nationwide. To learn more, call (800) 305-9800 or use the firm’s online contact form. All initial consultations are free and confidential.