Federal Court Overseeing Hundreds of Lipitor Lawsuits Denies Defense Motion Pertaining to Deposition

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing Lipitor lawsuit plaintiffs in the federal multidistrict litigation, which involves thousands of cases alleging the statin medication increases a patient’s risk for new-onset Type 2 diabetes.

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Our Firm is representing Lipitor lawsuit plaintiffs in this proceeding, and we are pleased that discovery is continuing to progress.

The federal court overseeing thousands of Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/) that allege the statin medication increases a patient’s risk for new-onset Type 2 diabetes had denied a defense motion to quash a marketing deposition sought by plaintiffs, though the Court has imposed certain limitations on the deposition. According to a Case Management Order issued on April 23rd in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, the deposition is to take place on or before June 17, 2015. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502)

“Our Firm is representing Lipitor lawsuit plaintiffs in this proceeding, and we are pleased that discovery is continuing to progress. Depositions and other discovery activities will allow plaintiffs access to important information that may prove relevant to their claims,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing numerous victims of defective medical devices and drugs including Lipitor. The Firm continues to offer free and confidential Lipitor lawsuit evaluations to individuals who developed diabetes after use of this cholesterol statin.

Lipitor Litigation
According to court documents, Pfizer, Inc. is named a defendant in nearly 2,200 Lipitor lawsuits currently pending in the District of South Carolina, all of which accuse the company of failing to warn that use of its statin medication could increase the risk that a patient will develop Type 2 diabetes. The Court is currently preparing for the litigation’s bellwether trials, as jury selection in the first trial is set to begin on November 4, 2015. (Case No. 2:2015cv01132) A second case will likely go to trial in late 2015 or early 2016. (Case No. 2:2014cv01879)

Court records indicate that the Lipitor litigation began to grow after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced in February 2012 that all statin labels would be updated to include information about their potentially harmful effects on blood glucose levels. Plaintiffs claim that the label modifications Pfizer made in the wake of this announcement were not sufficient to warn patients about the association between Lipitor and diabetes. They also allege that Pfizer was aware of data linking Lipitor to diabetes for years, but concealed this information in order to protect its lucrative market for the drug.

Lipitor patients who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to its use may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the disorder. 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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