It’s important to note that this decision impacts only the four individual claims identified by the Court, and will have no effect whatsoever on the thousands of other Lipitor lawsuits currently pending in the District of South Carolina.
New York, New York (PRWEB) March 27, 2015
The federal court overseeing thousands of Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/) that allege the statin medication increases the risk that a patient will develop Type 2 diabetes has granted Pfizer Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss four individual cases that had been filed in the proceeding. According to a Case Management Order issued in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, on March 23rd, the Court determined that the dismissals were warranted because the plaintiffs in those claims had not complied with certain discovery orders. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502)
“The Court did dismiss these claims without prejudice, which means that plaintiffs will be permitted to refile their cases, so long as they comply with stipulations set forth in the Order. It’s important to note that this decision impacts only the four individual claims identified by the Court, and will have no effect whatsoever on the thousands of other Lipitor lawsuits currently pending in the District of South Carolina,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently representing clients in the federal proceeding, and continues to offer free and confidential case reviews to individuals who may have been harmed by Lipitor.
Lipitor Products Liability Litigation
More than 2,000 Lipitor lawsuits are now pending in the federal litigation underway in South Carolina. According to court documents, the cases were filed in the wake of an alert issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2012, which warned that cholesterol-lowering statins like Lipitor might be associated with an increased risk of new-onset Type 2 diabetes. At the time, the agency disclosed that it would require that new information be added to the labels of Lipitor and other statins regarding their potential effect on blood glucose levels.
Court records indicate that all of the pending claims accuse Pfizer of concealing the link between Lipitor and diabetes, and of failing to warn doctors and patients of this possible side effect. Plaintiffs further allege that the information added to the Lipitor label in the wake of the FDA’s 2012 mandate still does not adequately warn patients about the drug’s association with diabetes.
Lipitor patients who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to the medication may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other injury related damages. 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.
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