New York, New York (PRWEB) April 04, 2014
Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/) that allege the use of the cholesterol-lowering statin caused patients to develop new-onset Type 2 diabetes continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Case Management Order issued on March 28, 2014, the Court is preparing to select attorneys to serve in various leadership roles in the proceeding, including the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502)
“Our Firm hears from alleged victims of Lipitor and diabetes on a regular basis. We are pleased to see the federal Lipitor lawsuits moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Lipitor lawsuit consultations to anyone who may have been harmed by this medication.
Lipitor Diabetes Allegations
Court documents indicate that at least 270 Lipitor lawsuits have been filed in the proceeding underway in the District of South Carolina. All of the complaints allege that Lipitor caused otherwise healthy patients to develop Type 2 diabetes, and claim that Pfizer Inc. was aware of this risk, but concealed this information in order to protect sales of the statin. Plaintiffs further allege that they would never have used Lipitor had Pfizer provided adequate warnings regarding the association with Lipitor and diabetes.
Court records indicate that the Lipitor diabetes litigation began to grow after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced in February 2012 that it had asked the manufacturers of statins to add new information to their product labels regarding a possible increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. The action was prompted by a study published in JAMA: Internal Medicine in January 2012 that reported that post-menopausal women treated with drugs like Lipitor were at increased risk of developing new-onset Type 2 diabetes. * However, plaintiffs in Lipitor lawsuits claim that the warnings added to the drug’s label by Pfizer following the FDA’s 2012 mandate remain inadequate.
Individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to Lipitor may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To learn more about filing a Lipitor lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To arrange for a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.
*archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1108676, JAMA Internal Medicine, January 2012
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