Baron and Budd Stresses Disproportionate Harm Incurred by Women Using Dangerous Drugs Such as Lipitor The new Lipitor lawsuit addresses increased harm to women by dangerous drugs Business Wire DALLAS -- July 24, 2013 The national law firm of Baron and Budd has responded to the alleged link between type 2 diabetes and Lipitor use in women by initiating investigations into Lipitor lawsuits. Lipitor is a popular cholesterol-lowering drug used to lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, and triglycerides. At this time there has been no recall of Lipitor due to its alleged risk of developing type 2 diabetes, although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required that Pfizer, the manufacturer of Lipitor, list the associated type 2 diabetes risk on the drug’s warning label after results from several studies have found a suspected link between Lipitor use and type 2 diabetes. The link between Lipitor use and type 2 diabetes in women comes at a time when the increased harm of side effects associated with dangerous drugs has become increasingly more evident in women. In May of 2013, the American Association of Justice (AAJ) published an article titled Unequal Harm: The Disproportionate Damage to Women from Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices that begins to expose the increased susceptibility some women may have to dangerous drugs. The article claims that women often respond differently than men to medical devices and drugs; however, women are often left out of drug and product safety inspections and testing. What’s more, the article claims that women are sometimes more susceptible to a drug’s associated risk because of different hormones and body compositions. “We believe that the pharmaceutical industry needs to address the specific risks related to female consumers,” said Russell Budd of Baron and Budd. “When doctors report more alleged cases of type 2 diabetes in female patients while taking Lipitor, that means the drug might not only be dangerous, but also that the manufacturer’s accountability in testing their entire consumer base is in question.” Lipitor joins the ranks of dangerous drugs that have recently been alleged to hurt women, such as the Nuva Ring, Ortho Evra and Yasmin/Yaz. Currently, Baron and Budd asks that women who have allegedly developed type 2 diabetes while taking Lipitor contact them immediately at 1.866.844.4556 for a free consultation to see if they are eligible to participate in a Lipitor lawsuit. Patients who are currently taking Lipitor should also talk to their doctors before deciding to discontinue use of the medication. At this time, the Lipitor lawsuit includes women with a Body Mass Index (BMI) under 31 who developed type 2 diabetes while taking Lipitor. 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. In addition to Lipitor lawsuits, Baron & Budd is handling Transvaginal Mesh lawsuits, Granuflo lawsuits and Actos lawsuits. To learn more or to see if you might have a case, call Baron and Budd at 1.866.844.4556 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Billo, 214-991-1051 email@example.com
Baron and Budd Stresses Disproportionate Harm Incurred by Women Using Dangerous Drugs Such as Lipitor
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