High cholesterol is one of the most commonly diagnosed medical conditions in the United States today. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that as many as 71 million Americans are afflicted with the condition. With numbers like that, it comes as no surprise to most that cholesterol-controlling drugs, like Lipitor®, are among some of the most widely prescribed medications in our country today. It’s important for users of Lipitor® to be made aware of the dangers the drug may pose.
One of the most regularly reported Lipitor® side effects is the development of Type II Diabetes as a result of taking the drug. Research has shown the medication can cause issues with the regulation of glucose levels, which can result in serious injury and even death.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in connection to these Lipitor® side effects and now many of the cases have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation. An article from Law 360 states the decision to bring the cases together was made at the end of February.
Despite these suits, the drug remains on the market today.
At Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, we believe in protecting the rights of the innocent who are harmed through no fault of their own. That’s why our Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys are here to help anyone who has been injured as the result of Lipitor® side effects. If you’ve suffered such injuries, feel free to call us anytime at (866) 897-8495.