Monday, August 5, 2013 - The Onder Law Firm, which handles pharmaceutical and medical devices cases for clients nationwide, has supplemented its Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Center website to provide additional information about who the firm is able to represent. Lipitor is a popular statin drug prescribed to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the body. It was first approved by the FDA in 1996 and went on to produce more than $130 billion in sales for the drug company that makes it, Pfizer, Inc., which has made Lipitor the top-selling prescription medication of all time (2/28/2012, reuters.com/article/2012/02/28/us-fda-statins-idUSTRE81R1O220120228). Lipitor is the leader among statin drugs, which are used by more than 20 million Americans today.
Statin drugs, such as Lipitor and Crestor, have been tied to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in all users, prompting the FDA to issue a warning regarding the use of statins and the potential for diabetes on February 28, 2012 (fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm293101.htm). The FDA statins diabetes warning referenced a number of medical studies that demonstrated the link between statin use and higher rates of diabetes in the test subjects. One study, conducted by the Women‘s Health Initiative and cited in the FDA statin diabetes warning, uncovered a much higher risk for women using statins to develop Type 2 diabetes, specifically post-menopausal women.
At this time, The Onder Law Firm‘s Lipitor diabetes lawyers are only accepting female clients who were 45 years of age or older at the time they were diagnosed with diabetes, although they could have started using Lipitor at a younger age. Attorneys at The Onder Law Firm handling Lipitor diabetes claims are offering a no-cost, no-obligation case review and will represent clients in this matter on a contingency basis, with no fees or costs of any kind unless they are able to secure a settlement for their clients. The Onder Law Firm has represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturers and other multinational conglomerates in lawsuits ranging from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. The Onder Law Firm welcomes Lipitor and other statin lawsuit inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.