Anyone who is diagnosed with diabetes and who has a history of taking Lipitor may qualify for financial compensation.
(PRWEB) April 26, 2013
Flood Law Group, a national litigation firm, is sponsoring LipitorType2Diabetes.com, an online resource aimed at helping people in learning about the risks associated with taking the cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium).
According to Flood Law Group, anyone who is diagnosed with diabetes and who has a history of taking Lipitor may qualify for financial compensation.
In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced changes to the drug labels of statin medications, including Lipitor. The announcement included a warning that the medications may increase patients’ risks for higher blood sugar levels and of developing type 2 diabetes. Other statins mentioned in the announcement include Crestor, Zocor, Lescol, Mevacor and Altoprev.*
The FDA announcement also warned of a possible risk of memory loss and confusion.
Despite the risks associated with Lipitor and similar drugs, they continue to be prescribed to millions of Americans with heart disease.
Patients taking Lipitor should contact their doctor if they experience symptoms of type 2 diabetes such as:
- Excess thirst, increased urination
- Weight loss
- Excessive hunger
- Problems with skin
- Slow healing
- Frequent yeast infections
- Blurred vision
- Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet**
According to the Flood Law Group, it is sponsoring LipitorType2Diabetes.com to help spread awareness about the risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and has a history of Lipitor use, you may qualify for financial compensation.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation with a defective drug lawyer at Flood Law Group, call 1-888-751-8275 or visit LipitorType2Diabetes.com.