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Allegations That the Side Effects of Lipitor Have Caused Diabetes in Women

May 7, 2014

Allegations that the side effects of Lipitor have caused diabetes in women, has prompted lawsuits. Lipitor is a cholesterol drug said to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, chest pain and certain kinds of heart surgeries in people who have heart disease or several risk factors of heart disease. Women throughout the United States have had similar allegations that they developed diabetes from side effects of Lipitor, and claim that Pfizer has known about the link between Lipitor and diabetes, yet withheld information from consumers and the medical community. This has caused the FDA to require new diabetes warnings for Lipitor and other similar statins, informing users that they may face increased risk of changes to blood glucose levels.

Side-effects of Lipitor are feeling tired or weak, loss of appetite, upper belly pain, dark, amber colored urine, and yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes. Additionally, the following side effects have been reported; tiredness, tendon problems and muscle injury, memory loss, and confusion.

Lipitor is one the most widely used brand-name medications in the U.S.

Legal Commentary 

From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who have become victim to Lipitor and its dangerous side effects and the following psychological trauma. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these side effects you should contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead MESH lawyer, Majed Nachawati at, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.


About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Lipitor and other similar statin victims and families harmed by dangerous drugs on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.comor by calling 1.866.705.7584.​


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