Lipitor is the brand name for atorvastatin calcium, used to lower low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol. Though the drug is highly effective for that purpose, studies have linked it to the development of Type 2 diabetes. Post-menopausal women aged 50 and older are particularly susceptible.

If you have contracted Type 2 diabetes and you are or were a user of Lipitor, you may be able to recover compensation for your financial losses, pain and suffering, and other losses. You should speak with an experienced drug litigation attorney as soon as possible.

Helping Diabetes Sufferers Obtain Compensation and Justice

Galligan Reid PC is a team of attorneys that helps victims of defective drugs and corporate negligence obtain fair compensation. We join forces with other law firms to pool our resources and pursue litigation on behalf of people in Iowa and across the nation who have contracted Type 2 diabetes from taking Lipitor.

Lipitor Side Effects and Your Health

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2012 found that users of Lipitor had a 47 percent greater probability of contracting Type 2 diabetes than people in a control group who did not take the medication. In that same year, the Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines regarding packaging warnings to health care professionals and consumers about the connection between the use of Lipitor and Type 2 diabetes and increased risk of higher blood sugar levels.

Some people taking Lipitor have also reported side effects such as memory loss and confusion, though it seems that those cognitive effects go away when the person stops taking the medication. The real problem with Lipitor is the increased possibility of Type 2 diabetes, a serious and permanent condition.

Do I Have a Lipitor Lawsuit?

In a free consultation, a lawyer at Galligan Reid PC can review your situation and discuss your legal options. If you choose our law firm to handle your case, we will work diligently to obtain full compensation for you.

Contact Galligan Reid PC to talk with one of our experienced defective drug lawyers.