Lipitor Lawsuit News: Newly-Released Joint Status Report Indicates Discovery Well Under Way in Federal Multidistrict Litigation

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing Lipitor lawsuit plaintiffs in the federal multidistrict litigation, and the discovery currently underway in this proceeding will allow access to information that is likely to prove relevant to those claims.

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Our Firm is representing Lipitor lawsuit plaintiffs in this proceeding, and we are pleased to see that discovery is well underway, as this process will allow access to information that may prove relevant to those claims.

Discovery is progressing in thousands of Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.lipitorlawsuitcenter.com/) currently pending in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina. According to a Joint Status Report released by the Court on June 18th, Pfizer, Inc. has produced additional documents and information relating to the sale and marketing of Lipitor. The report also notes that the parties have been scheduling and conducting depositions of non-party fact witnesses for the litigation’s first bellwether trials. The parties in those cases have also served case-specific expert reports, and Pfizer has conducted depositions of Plaintiffs’ general causation experts. Plaintiffs have also begun to depose Pfizer’s general causation experts. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502)

“Our Firm is representing Lipitor lawsuit plaintiffs in this proceeding, and we are pleased to see that discovery is well underway, as this process will allow access to information that may prove relevant to those claims,” says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to provide free and confidential case reviews to individuals who may have been harmed by Lipitor.

Lipitor Litigation
Court documents indicate that more than 2,300 Lipitor lawsuits have been filed in the District of South Carolina on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the cholesterol-lowering medication. The litigation involving the drug’s alleged association with diabetes has been growing since February 2012, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) required all statin manufacturers to update their product labels with information regarding the medication’s potential to effect blood glucose levels. The FDA’s mandate was prompted by a study published the previous month in JAMA: Internal Medicine suggested that post-menopausal women treated with statins faced an increased risk of developing new-onset Type 2 diabetes.*

According to court records, all of the lawsuits pending in the federal proceedings accuse Pfizer of concealing information regarding Lipitor’s association with diabetes from the public and medical community. Plaintiffs also assert that the modifications made to the Lipitor label in response to the FDA’s 2012 mandate still do not adequately warn patients about this potential complication.

Lipitor patients who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the statin medication may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about the federal Lipitor litigation, 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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