Lipitor Recall Lawyers in Pittsburgh
In early 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required Pfizer, the manufacturer of the drug Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium), to put a warning on Lipitor labels indicating that the drug can cause a greater risk of Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the warning was far too late for thousands of women who had developed diabetes as a result of taking the drug.
If you have developed diabetes after taking the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor, you may be able to bring a claim against Pfizer. For a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced attorney at the law office of Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., please call (844) 383-0565 or contact us online. From law offices, our Pittsburgh Lipitor recall attorneys represent clients in defective drug lawsuits across the country.
Why Hasn't Lipitor Been Recalled?
Like with many dangerous drugs, the FDA decided to require Pfizer to add warnings rather than recalling the drug. The FDA hopes that the warning labels will educate women about the risk of diabetes and the importance of measuring blood glucose levels while taking the drug.
Who Can Bring a Lipitor Side Effects Lawsuit?
Several studies have shown that women taking Lipitor have a significantly higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than women not on the drug. Lipitor has also been associated with an increased risk in cognitive impairment and liver damage.
When drugs that are created to keep us healthy cause us injury, their manufacturers must be held accountable. If you have suffered an injury from taking Lipitor, you may be able to bring a lawsuit to show that:
- Pfizer knew or should have known of the relationship between Lipitor and Type 2 diabetes.
- Pfizer failed to warn of the dangers of taking Lipitor and marketed the drug as safe.
- Pfizer did not properly research the drug or perform adequate studies to determine the risks.
The best way to determine if you can bring a Lipitor side effects lawsuit is by speaking with an experienced defective drug lawyer. At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we have more than 36 years of experience fighting against large pharmaceutical corporations like Pfizer. We are not afraid to stand up for the underdog and hold these businesses accountable.
To discuss your case in a free consultation, please call (844) 383-0565 or contact us online.