Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 -- Sokolove Law, a leader in helping people obtain access to the civil justice system, today announced the launch of LipitorLawsuits.com, a new website to raise awareness about the potential dangerous side effects of Lipitor®. Lipitor is in a class of drugs called statins, which are prescribed to reduce cholesterol levels. However, Lipitor and the generic brand, Atorvastatin, may also increase a woman’s chance of developing life-threatening Type 2 diabetes.
In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required the manufacturers of Lipitor and other statins to include a label to warn users about the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. This FDA action was the result of a study (1) that found that statin drugs, like Lipitor, may put postmenopausal women at an increased risk of developing diabetes.
“Living with diabetes is challenging and managing the disease requires exercise, constant vigilance, and medication,” said Jim Sokolove, founder, Sokolove Law. “For those that have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after being prescribed Lipitor, it may be beneficial to speak with a law firm and an attorney with the experience and resources to handle complex pharmaceutical cases. A successful lawsuit may provide victims and their families with compensation to help pay for diabetes-related expenses, including medical bills and lost wages.”
In addition, a study published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology found that a woman’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes increases with Lipitor dosage levels (2). In addition, the risk is even higher for women who fit any or all of the following criteria:
• Are obese
• Are inactive
• Have high blood sugar
• Have high blood pressure
• Have high triglycerides
• Have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes
For more information, education, and resources about Lipitor, its side effects and lawsuits, Sokolove Law encourages victims who have been diagnosed with Lipitor-induced Type 2 diabetes or their families to visit LipitorLawsuits.com.
About Sokolove Law
Sokolove Law provides quality legal services that help people obtain access to the civil justice system. With over 30 years of service, Sokolove Law has helped thousands of injured parties obtain the compensation they deserve from their legal claims. Case types we handle include mesothelioma, cerebral palsy and other birth injuries, nursing home abuse, dangerous drugs, disability insurance denial, and medical malpractice. Sokolove Law has 47 offices nationwide. For more information on Sokolove Law, please visit sokolovelaw.com or follow us on Twitter @SokoloveLaw.
(1) FDA Drug Safety Communication, February 28, 2012
(2) The Journal of American College of Cardiology, “Atorvastatin Worsens Glucose Metabolism,” March 2010
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