Baron and Budd Announces Involvement with the Lipitor Lawsuit

  Baron and Budd Announces Involvement with the Lipitor Lawsuit

           National Law Firm Begins Handling Lipitor Lawsuit Cases

Business Wire

DALLAS -- July 12, 2013

The national law firm of Baron and Budd has begun handling Lipitor lawsuit
cases involving the development of type 2 diabetes in women taking the popular
cholesterol level-lowering drug Lipitor. Lipitor is a statin drug that is used
to lower the “bad” cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides in the blood. Lipitor
use is said to lower the risk for heart attack, certain types of heart
surgery, stroke and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or who have
risk factors such as high blood pressure or low “good” HDL cholesterol.
However, a link has been alleged between type 2 diabetes and Lipitor use in
women. Currently, Baron and Budd is handling Lipitor lawsuit cases involving
women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) under 31 who developed type 2 diabetes
while taking Lipitor.

“Our law firm is dedicated to helping people harmed by negligent corporations.
Sadly, many women who took Lipitor to lower their cholesterol levels did so
with the positive and important intent to take care of their health,” said
Russell Budd, president and managing shareholder at Baron and Budd. “What they
didn’t know was that Lipitor use may be associated with type 2 diabetes, a
disease that can be dangerous and involves daily monitoring.”

There has been no recall of Lipitor due to its alleged association with
developing type 2 diabetes. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
has required that the manufacturer of Lipitor, Pfizer, list the associated
risks of developing type 2 diabetes on the drug’s warning label. The FDA
required Phizer to list the risk of developing type 2 diabetes after results
from several studies discovered a link between Lipitor use and type 2
diabetes.

Baron and Budd asks that women who developed type 2 diabetes while taking
Lipitor contact them immediately at 1.866.844.4556 for a free consultation to
see if they have a Lipitor lawsuit. Patients who are currently taking Lipitor
should also talk to their doctors before deciding to discontinue use of the
medication.

Baron and Budd has been Protecting What’s Right for more than 35 years. From
asbestos cancer to water contamination, the Gulf oil spill, financial fraud,
deceptive advertising and dangerous drugs, Baron and Budd has established a
national reputation as one of the leading plaintiffs’ law firms in the
country. Baron and Budd has been selected eight times to the National Law
Journal’s esteemed Plaintiff’s “Hot List” as an exemplary law firm. Most
recently, Baron and Budd was chosen as a finalist for the Public Justice 2013
Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for its work on the atrazine contamination
lawsuit. This is the fourth time in the past six years that Baron and Budd
attorneys have been chosen as finalists for the Trial Lawyer of the Year
Award.

To learn more about the Lipitor lawsuit or to see if you might have a case,
call Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.4556 or visit the firm’s website at
http://baronandbudd.com/areas-of-practice/pharmaceuticals/lipitor-lawsuit/.

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge,
Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with a 35-year
history of "Protecting What's Right" for people, communities and businesses
harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd's size and resources enable the firm to
take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals, governmental
and business entities in areas as diverse as water contamination, Gulf oil
spill, Qui Tam, California Proposition 65 violations, dangerous medications
and medical devices, Chinese drywall, insurance claims, consumer fraud,
securities fraud and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.

Contact:

Baron & Budd
Susan Knape, 214-629-0596
susan@susanknape.com
or
Amanda Billo, 214-991-1051
abillo@baronbudd.com