CHARLESTON, W.Va. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
The Bell Law Firm’s Charleston Lipitor attorneys are currently investigating injury claims related to the development of Type II diabetes in women who took Lipitor in light of the recent consolidation of 56 similar cases into multidistrict litigation (MDL) (1).
According to court documents, plaintiffs in these cases allege that they have developed Type II diabetes as a result of taking Lipitor, the cholesterol-lowering statin drug manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. The MDL has been approved for centralization in South Carolina due to the recent increase in plaintiffs.
The Bell Law Firm’s investigation into injury claims has been ongoing since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a Safety Communication regarding the use of statins and possible negative health consequences in February 2012 (2).
Claimants who wish to be included in the Lipitor MDL must be women 75 years of age and younger with a body mass index of 32 or less who took Lipitor and developed Type II diabetes.
A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association on January 23, 2012 researched the link between Type II diabetes and cholesterol-lowering statins like Lipitor, concluding that women 50-79 years old had a 48% increase in developing the condition if they had taken the drug.
The Bell Law Firm urges women who believe they have a claim to contact the firm for a free legal consultation while joining the MDL is still possible.
For more information on filing a claim contact The Bell Law Firm by calling (800) 342-1701 or by visiting the firm’s website belllaw.com.
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1. Transfer Order MDL No. 2502, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/MDL-2502-Initial_Transfer-02-14.pdf
2. FDA Drug Safety Communication: Important safety label changes to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, Feb. 28, 2012, http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm293101.htm