New York, New York (PRWEB) May 13, 2014
Hundreds of Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/) filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the statin medication continue to move forward in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Case Management Order dated May 2nd, the Court has approved a Plaintiffs’ Fact Sheet, which will allow the parties to exchange information pertaining to each individual Lipitor lawsuit filed in the proceeding. Plaintiffs who filed their claims prior to May 9, 2014 must submit a completed Fact Sheet to Pfizer, Inc. by June 2, 2014. All other plaintiffs must submit a completed form within 30 days of their filing. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502)
“Our Firm is evaluating a number of claims on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed diabetes due to their use of Lipitor. We are pleased with the progress in the federal litigation,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free Lipitor lawsuit reviews to individuals who took the statin and later developed Type 2 diabetes.
Lipitor Diabetes Allegations
According to court documents, Lipitor is a statin drug that is used to lower cholesterol levels. At least 464 Lipitor lawsuits have been filed in the District of South Carolina on behalf of individuals who allege that the drug increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Plaintiffs further allege that Pfizer was aware of the link between Lipitor and diabetes before modifying the drug’s label in February 2012 to reflect this risk, but concealed this information in order to protect sales of the medication. The complaints also maintain that the label modifications made in 2012 remain inadequate.
Court records indicate that the number of Lipitor diabetes claims has been increasing steadily since February 2012, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the manufacturers of statins to update their labels with information about the drugs’ potential association with Type 2 diabetes. The request followed the publication of a study in JAMA: Internal Medicine the previous month which suggested that post-menopausal women treated with statins faced an increased risk of developing new-onset Type 2 diabetes. *
Individuals who develop Type 2 diabetes allegedly due to Lipitor may be eligible to file their own Lipitor lawsuit. Learn more about the growing Lipitor diabetes litigation, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or call 800-511-5092 to obtain a free legal review.
*archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1108676, JAMA Internal Medicine, January 2012
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