Baron and Budd Stresses Disproportionate Harm Incurred by Women Using Dangerous Drugs Such as Lipitor

  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

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

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

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.


Baron & Budd
Susan Knape, 214-629-0596
Amanda Billo, 214-991-1051
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