Lipitor Lawyer Washington, DC
If you or someone close to you has suffered from the dangerous side effects of Lipitor and now have long term health complications, a Lipitor lawyer in Washington, DC may be able to help.
Pfizer, Inc. is the subject of numerous lawsuits that claim the pharmaceutical manufacturing company failed to properly warn consumers of the drug’s potential health risks such as, muscle damage, memory loss, and diabetes. If you or someone close to you has become unwell after taking Lipitor as it was prescribed by a physician, a Washington, DC lawyer who is experienced with successfully defending the rights of victims of Lipitor and other statin drugs might be able to help you to seek compensation for expenses related to Lipitor’s damage as well as the victim’s pain and suffering.
Lipitor’s generic name is Atorvastatin and they belong to a group of drugs known as statins. It is used in conjunction with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats (such as LDL and triglycerides) and to raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It does this by reducing the amount of cholesterol that is made by the liver. This raising and lowering of the different kinds of cholesterols the liver produces, can help to decrease the risk of heart disease and may help to prevent strokes, heart disease, and heart attacks. When people take this medication, it is recommended that they also eat a healthy diet of low cholesterol and low-fat foods as well as those high in nutrients and fiber, such as vegetables and fruits. Other lifestyle changes such as exercise, weight loss if overweight, and stopping smoking, are also recommended when taking this medication.
When someone becomes unwell from taking Lipitor, they may be entitled to compensation for expenses related to their injury or illness, as well as for their pain and suffering. When someone is a victim of a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s negligence to sufficiently warn physicians and patients of their drug’s potentially harmful side effects, the last person that should have to pay for this financially is the victim themselves. Contact a Washington, DC Lipitor lawyer if you or someone you love has suffered from taking this, sometimes hazardous medication.
Lipitor’s warnings included potential side effects such as upset stomach, diarrhea, and muscle and joint pain but Pfizer, Inc. did not warn doctors and patients about its links to the danger of developing rhabdomyolysis while taking it. Rhabdomyolysis is a breakdown of muscle tissue that leads to the release of muscle fiber into the blood which can be harmful to the kidneys. If this or other damage has happened to you or someone you love, the sooner you contact a reputable Lipitor lawyer that is licensed to protect Lipitor victims in Washington, DC and its surrounding area, the sooner they may be able to start protecting your or your loved one’s rights.`
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