Lipitor, Crestor and other Statin Drugs Increase Risk of Diabetes

Lipitor, Crestor and other cholesterol reducing drugs can cause diabetes.

Research has shown an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes among people especially women using the very effective cholesterol reducing statin drugs. The risk appears to be particularly high with post-menopausal women who are of Asian or Caucasian ethnicity. The statin drugs sold in Canada include Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, Mevacor, Prevachol, Lescol and their generic equivalents. People who take a statin and who experience symptoms associated with increased blood sugar – severe frequent urination, thirst or hunger – should contact their doctor.

In February 2012 the US Food and Drug Administration required warnings of this risk and similar warnings have been required in Canada since January 2013. In the US there are a number of individual law suits now being co-ordinated in Multi District Litigation (MDL). In Canada there are two class actions started in Quebec and Ontario specific to Lipitor and there are expected to be others in other provinces soon. The Ontario action presently does not include male claimants but the Quebec one does.

Miskin Law Office has been studying this issue and we are now accepting clients from all over Canada who may have developed diabetes after starting the use of a statin drug whether it is Lipitor or one of the others. We are also accepting claims of males who have used the drug and developed diabetes. Miskin Law represents clients on claims on a contingency fee basis so there is no cost or risk to you. We are not class action lawyers and only represent individual clients claiming within class actions.

If you believe this claim may apply to you, please contact us.