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Lawyers are investigating a possible Lipitor lawsuit in Canada following the release of studies suggesting that Lipitor side effects could include an increased risk of diabetes. Lipitor lawsuits have been filed in the US and attorneys are now looking into the possibility of filing personal injury lawsuits in Canada, alleging Pfizer, maker of Lipitor (known generically as atorvastatin) failed to adequately warn consumers about the risk of developing diabetes.

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Lipitor is in a class of drugs called statins, which are used to treat cholesterol problems by lowering blood levels of low-density lipoprotein. Studies, including a study conducted in Canada, suggest an increased risk of diabetes in people who take statins. Furthermore, that risk might be even more greatly increased in the high potency statins.

A Canadian study, published in BMJ (5/23/13) found that higher potency statins such as atorvastatin (Lipitor) and simvastatin (Zocor) might be linked to an increased risk of new onset diabetes, when compared to other statins.

Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Canada

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Lipitor lawsuits have been filed in the US, alleging patients were harmed by the use of Lipitor. In February 2014, 56 lawsuits alleging Lipitor was linked to type II diabetes were consolidated in South Carolina federal court, according to Law360. The lawsuits allege patients were not properly warned about the risk of developing diabetes while taking Lipitor even though, plaintiffs argue, Pfizer knew or should have known about a link between Lipitor and type II diabetes in 1996. The plaintiffs say had they known about the risks associated with Lipitor, they would not have taken it.

Attorneys are investigating possible Lipitor lawsuits in Canada because of the possibility that Canadian patients were exposed to the same risk of developing diabetes while taking Lipitor.

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LIPITOR CANADA LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Lipitor Faces US Lawsuits. Will Canadian Lipitor Lawsuits Also Be Filed?
Lipitor Faces US Lawsuits. Will Canadian Lipitor Lawsuits Also Be Filed?
April 11, 2014
Toronto, ON Although hundreds of Lipitor lawsuits have been filed in the US, so far no lawsuits have been filed in Canada. Attorneys are now investigating possible Lipitor Canada lawsuits, alleging patients developed type II diabetes as a result of using the statin drug.
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Attorneys in Canada Investigating Lipitor Lawsuits
Attorneys in Canada Investigating Lipitor Lawsuits
March 8, 2014
Ottawa, Canada Attorneys in Canada are investigating potential Lipitor lawsuits, alleging Lipitor side effects include an increased risk of developing type II diabetes. Jeff Orenstein, attorney at Consumer Law Group, says his firm has been contacted by people from across Canada who are interested in being part of a Lipitor class-action lawsuit.
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Was on crestor for 4 1/2 yrs. experienced muscle myopyphy Decline in cognitive abilities, memory loss, pain and cramping in arms and legs and several near misses while driving. It hasbeen 2 weeks since i stopped taking crestor, but almost back to old self.

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My brother was on Lipitor 26 yrs ago, for many years. After what they thought was a stroke, then put on Crestor. In 2010 He had a heart attack, the doctor said that he should of had a double bypass, but due to time constraints he was left having two Stints & Angioplasty in his heart. While in hospital he was diagnosed with Diabtes 2. He has suffered from unbearable muscle and joint pain on a daily bases, along with blackouts & siezers. He's even had eye problems due to his Diabetes where he was told he had bloodclots that caused his eye to turned in by 22 diopside. All of these health issues have taken their toll on his life, as you can see. It's hard to fight depression when having so many health issues to deal with.
But I am very angry, that a company producing such a lethal Drug, causing him not be able to live a life of joy & good health because of a company's irresponablity.
He's the one who has to live a life of HELL.

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My father was on Lipitor for many years but eventually had to go off of it due to muscle pain. He was switched to Crestor and has been taking that for about 5 years now and started out experiencing periods of amnesia that would last for a few hours and then pass (he would go somewhere and forget how to get home etc.). Now he is experiencing memory loss and confusion most days but his doctor won't take him off the statin drug because they are convinced that he will drop dead tomorrow if he doesn't take it. The memory loss is either due to taking the Lipitor or Cresor, or both for many years. Has anyone had experience with this type of thing reversing after a person goes off the statin drug or has the damage already been done?

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I started taking Lipitor probably 15 years ago. I now have type 2 diabetes and neuropathy, which are two side effects of the Lipitor, that I now find out. No one in my family has had diabetes, either type 1 or type 2.

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Would the lawsuit also cover Lipidil EZ? I was taking that and now I have type I I diabetes and have to take medication for it.

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After taking Lipitor for a few years I developed Type 2 diabetes. To my knowledge I did not inherit "the diabetic gene" as nobody else in my family is either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic

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I am a type 2 diabetic but was prescribed Lipitor prior to this for another condition...I can verify all this through medical claims, and am upset this could be allowed to happen.

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I have been taking lipitor and its generic version for sometime now. I too have diabetes type two for the last several years.

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I believe I have contracted diabetes because of taking the drug Lipitor. I was first diagnosed a diabetic a few years back. I have recently been told the diabetes is worse, and I am now taking medication for it. I suffer from mental anguish, as I have many other health issues, and this just makes everything worse.

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Father just passed away with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Onset of symptoms shortly after taking highest dosage of Lipitor. Progressive Neuro and muscular degeneration with symptoms similar to ALS, causing inability to swallow fluids or food. which caused his death. Otherwise, above-average health for his age.

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My doctor recommended Crestor and Lipitor for me, which resulted in Type II Diabetes - I have all the symptoms prescribed by Lipitor diagnosis from US lawsuits.

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HEART BYPASS IN 2000, CARDIAC SURGEON PRESCRIBED LIPITOR.
IN 2008, FAMILY PHYSICIAN TOLD ME I HAD TYPE 2 DIABETES.
I HAVE RECORDS OF THE ABOVE.

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I am now diabetic. I have been taking Lipitor since 1992 and have never been warned that Lipitor could cause diabetes. I have no family history of diabetes.

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