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Lipitor is a medication in the statin classification used to lower bad cholesterol while increasing levels of good cholesterol, thus helping to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and other blood-related conditions.  It was recently discovered that Lipitor use has a strong positive association with the emergence of Type 2 diabetes, particularly among middle-aged and older female patients.  Multiple studies have established this link, including two clinical trials and comparisons to Pravachol, another cholesterol medication.  Research suggests that the reason for this link is Lipitor’s impact on the cells in the pancreas that produce and store insulin; it may also limit the body’s sensitivity to insulin.  As a result, in many women the medicine causes the disease it is designed to help combat.  Pfizer, the company that produces Lipitor, did nothing to warn medical professionals or consuming patients of the diabetes danger despite possibly possessing knowledge of the risk.  Even after the FDA’s statements were made, Pfizer did not change the packaging of Lipitor or make any full-scale public acknowledgment of the established links between its use and Type 2 diabetes.   If you or someone close to you took Lipitor and subsequently developed Type 2 diabetes, especially in cases of middle-aged to elderly women, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses associated with diabetic care and other costs incurred as a result of Pfizer’s negligence.

We never represent anyone but the victims in situations like this one. Grimes Teich Anderson often associates national co-counsel with proven experience in these matters. We will serve as your local contact and counsel and work with national counsel to recover fair compensation. The team at Grimes Teich Anderson LLP and national co-coounsel are equipped with the legal knowhow and understanding of the law pertaining to drug injury needed to defend your interests as you pursue the benefits available for expenses relating to Lipitor’s connection with Type 2 diabetes.

If you wait too long to file a claim or undervalue the financial compensation to which you are entitled by going it alone against a wealthy pharmaceutical corporation like Pfizer, you stand to lose many of your legal rights and possibly thousands of dollars. Pfizer and its legal team is only accountable to its stock price, and as such you should not expect Pfizer to work hard to provide for your Lipitor-related illness. If you took Lipitor and later developed Type 2 diabetes, let one of our capable Grimes Teich Anderson personal injury attorneys represent you in your case. Don’t lose out on the money available to address your situation by trying your case alone.


If Type 2 diabetes developed in you or someone you love after using a Lipitor regimen to lower bad cholesterol, you could have a right to benefits covering medical costs, anguish, lost wages, travel, and other illness-related costs. It is not your fault that Pfizer failed to warn you or your doctor about the diabetes risk of taking Lipitor. If this situation sounds familiar, contact Grimes Teich Anderson LLP by calling 800.533.6845 or by filing our free and convenient online case evaluation form at our website.

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.

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