Problems with Lipitor: Patient Suffers Numbness in Fingers and Toes
A patient wrote in to a newspaper in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on May 1, 2014 to describe an experience with the well-known statin medication Lipitor. Although the drug is designed to help those living with high cholesterol levels to better manage their conditions, patients across the U.S. have filed lawsuits, alleging that there are severe problems with Lipitor that have caused them injury and that need to be further investigated.
Although the patient began to take Lipitor with little to no complications, it was eight years later when a condition known as peripheral neuropathy, or numbness in the fingers and toes, developed. According to the patient, the condition worsened over the next six months as it became nearly impossible for the patient to determine the firmness of a tomato. The patient allegedly could not feel a pencil when the writing implement was in the hand.
The patient expressed concerns to the internist and neurologist who reviewed the condition and the patient’s symptoms. However, while they were unable to determine a cause and the patient was told to simply “live with it,” the patient read an article that found a potential link between the condition and Lipitor. On a hunch, the patient stopped taking Lipitor and claims to have regained 90 percent of the feeling in the toes and fingers.
Patients Suffer Other Problems with Lipitor
Plaintiffs currently filing lawsuits against the Lipitor’s manufacturer, Pfizer, allege that the medication may cause other adverse side effects. Patients who have experienced one or more of the following problems while taking Lipitor should first seek medical attention and then consider consulting with an attorney:
- Kidney failure
- Neurological disorders
- Degenerative muscle tissue conditions
- Muscle and liver damage
- Sexual and pancreatic dysfunction
- Type 2 diabetes
The American Injury Attorney Group Can Help if You Experience Problems with Lipitor
If you or someone you love has suffered from complications or problems with Lipitor, contact the American Injury Attorney Group to learn more about your legal rights. We can provide you with a free case evaluation to help determine if you have a case and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can handle your claim and help seek damages to which you may be entitled. The time to file is limited, so it is important to act quickly to ensure you file your lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations in your state.