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Products liability case filed by Pennsylvania woman

A Pennsylvania woman is suing the makers of the drug Lipitor in a products liability case. She believes the drug has caused her to develop Type 2 diabetes. Lipitor is generally prescribed to lower cholesterol and to lessen the chance of heart attack or stroke. The products liability case has been filed with the state court.

Before taking the drug, she was in very good health and was prescribed Lipitor by her doctor to prevent the onset of heart disease. Two years after she began taking the drug, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Now, not only might she develop heart disease she was originally trying to prevent, taking Lipitor has made her permanently dependent on other drugs to control the diabetes. She is also at great risk of developing other debilitating ailments from the use of the drug.

While the labels on Lipitor do warn of an increase of glucose levels, they do not inform users of the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The plaintiff feels the drug maker, Pfizer, should have alerted those who use Lipitor about the risks of developing diabetes from taking the drug. Pfizer stands by its product and the fact that patients taking the drug achieve the intended medical benefits from it.

A report did not specify the amount of damages she is seeking; however, she is asking for compensation to cover legal expenses and the excessive amount of medical costs associated with suffering from Type 2 diabetes. People who take drugs prescribed by a doctor expect full disclosure from the manufacturer on all side effects. Pennsylvania residents who feel they have reason to file a products liability claim may benefit by gaining an understanding of their rights under state and federal law.

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, Phila. woman claims she developed diabetes due to Lipitor use, Jon Campisi, Aug. 28, 2013

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