Lipitor Lawsuit News: More Than 1,400 Diabetes Claims Now Pending in Federal Multidistrict Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm is evaluating Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of patients who developed Type 2 diabetes, allegedly due to their use of the statin medication.

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More than two years after federal regulators warned of this potential risk, Lipitor patients who allegedly developed diabetes because of this medication continue to contact our Firm on a regular basis.

Lipitor lawsuit ( ) filings brought on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed new-onset 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 an updated docket report issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on November 17th, at least 1,451 claims are now pending in the proceeding. Court records indicate that 96 new Lipitor lawsuits were filed in the litigation since October 15th, when 1,355 cases were reported. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502)

“More than two years after federal regulators warned of this potential risk, Lipitor patients who allegedly developed diabetes because of this medication continue to contact our Firm on a regular basis. We are not surprised that the number of Lipitor lawsuits continues to increase steadily 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 and confidential case reviews to individuals who may have been harmed by Lipitor.

Lipitor Diabetes Allegations
In February 2012, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned of the potential for Lipitor and other statins to cause diabetes. At that time, the agency ordered the manufacturers of statin drugs to include information on their labels regarding a possible association between their use and Type 2 diabetes. The FDA acted after a study published in JAMA: Internal Medicine indicated that women using the medications may be at an increased risk of developing the disease.*

According to court documents, all of the Lipitor lawsuits pending in the federal litigation allege that the label modification instituted by Pfizer, Inc. in the wake FDA’s 2012 alert was inadequate, and still does not sufficiently warn Lipitor users that they may be at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes. Plaintiffs also claim that Pfizer was aware of this potential risk prior to the label update, but concealed this information from patient and doctors.

Type 2 diabetes patients who allegedly developed the disease due to their use of Lipitor may be entitled to compensation from Pfizer. 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.

*, JAMA Internal Medicine, January 2012

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