New York, NY (PRWEB) June 16, 2014
Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/) that allege the cholesterol-lowering statin caused patients to develop Type 2 diabetes continue to mount in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Status Report filed with the Court on June 6, 2014, 134 Lipitor diabetes claims that involve more than 3,000 plaintiffs are set to be transferred from the federal courts where they were filed to the multidistrict litigation. The Status Report also notes that some 300 plaintiff have filed Lipitor lawsuits in various state courts, including West Virginia, Missouri, and New York. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502)
“Our Firm hears from Lipitor patients on a regular basis who allegedly developed diabetes from this medication. We are not surprised that the number of filings in both state and federal courts has grown,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free and confidential case reviews to individuals who may have been harmed by this medication.
Lipitor Diabetes Allegations
According to court records, the Lipitor diabetes litigation began to grow in February 2012, after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that the manufacturers of statin medications, including Lipitor, update their labels with information regarding their possible association with Type 2 diabetes. The FDA acted after a study published in in JAMA: Internal Medicine indicated that women using this class of medications may face an increased risk for developing the disease.*
Court documents indicate that more than 800 Lipitor lawsuits have been filed in the federal multidistrict litigation on behalf of patients who claim to have developed diabetes due to the statin. Plaintiffs who have filed cases in the proceeding allege that Pfizer, Inc. was aware of the link between Lipitor and diabetes before modifying the drug’s label in February 2012, but concealed this information in order to protect the drug’s market share. The complaints also maintain that diabetes information added to the Lipitor label in 2012 remains inadequate.
Alleged victims of Lipitor and diabetes may be entitled to compensation from Pfizer, Inc. for their injury-related damages. To learn more about filing a Lipitor lawsuit, 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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