Our Firm is pleased to see this proceeding moving forward, as we are representing a number of clients who have filed Lipitor diabetes claims. We look forward to the Conference later this month.
New York, New York (PRWEB) February 07, 2015
The federal multidistrict litigation established for Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/) that claim the medication is associated with an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes continues to move forward in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the proceeding’s next Status Conference has been scheduled for Thursday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. The parties have been directed to submit a Joint Status Report to the Court by February 19th. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502)
“Our Firm is pleased to see this proceeding moving forward, as we are representing a number of clients who have filed Lipitor diabetes claims. We look forward to the Conference later this month,” 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 Litigation
Court records indicate that the litigation surrounding Lipitor and diabetes began to grow in the wake of a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) alert regarding a possible association between the use of cholesterol-lowering statins and Type 2 diabetes. At the time, the agency said the labels for Lipitor and other statins would be updated to include new information about their potential association with Type 2 diabetes. The FDA was prompted to act by 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. *
Since then, court records indicate that more than 1,600 Lipitor diabetes claims have been filed in state and federal courts around the country, the majority of which are pending in the federal proceeding underway in South Carolina. Among other things, the lawsuits assert the modifications made to the Lipitor label to comply with the FDA’s 2012 mandate still do not sufficiently inform patients about Lipitor’s association with Type 2 diabetes. The drug’s manufacturer, Pfizer, Inc., is also accused of concealing information about diabetes in order to protect sales of Lipitor.
Lipitor patients who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to the medication may be entitled to compensation from Pfizer. 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
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