Lipitor

How Many Lipitor Lawsuits Will There Be?

more than 1000 lipitor diabetes lawsuits filedAt least a thousand Lipitor lawsuits have already been filed as part of a South Carolina multidistrict litigation. Plaintiffs in Lipitor lawsuits claim pharmaceutical giant Pfizer marketed its cholesterol drug without regard for the safety of patients, concealing information about the link between Lipitor and diabetes. As Lipitor lawsuits continue to pour in, many are wondering just how large the litigation will grow. The lead lawyer appointed ...

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Pfizer Fails to Get 50 Lipitor Lawsuits Dismissed

pfizer fails to dismiss lipitor lawsuitsPfizer recently tried to have 94 Lipitor lawsuits dismissed in the South Carolina Lipitor multidistrict litigation. While 44 of these were successfully removed from litigation, the district court denied Pfizer’s attempt to dismiss 50 more on the grounds of unfulfilled discovery obligations.

The Lipitor lawsuits in question are part of MDL 2502, which includes more than 2,000 Lipitor lawsuits. The multidistrict litigation was centralized in the U.S. District Court for the ...

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4 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Lipitor Lawsuits

link established between lipitor and diabetesAs evidence continues to mount proving Lipitor’s role in causing Type II diabetes in women, questions continue to surface about how to file a Lipitor lawsuit.

The cholesterol-reduction drug has been on the market since 1996 and millions of prescriptions have been written each year since. It wasn’t until 2012, however, that the Food and Drug Administration began raising alarms about a possible link between Lipitor and diabetes, particularly among female patients.

There is ...

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Lipitor Lawsuits Continue to Accumulate Against Pfizer

The number of Lipitor lawsuits against the pharmaceutical company Pfizer continues to grow. A story in Reuters explains the rising number of diabetes lawsuits that allege the anti-cholesterol drug has caused serious health complications in women. The number of lawsuits filed over the past five months in federal court has gone from 56 to almost 1,000.

In 2012 the FDA issued a warning that statins such as Lipitor have been linked to an increase in blood sugar. ...

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Promising Statin Replacement Demonstrates Ability to Lower LDL Cholesterol

The 2014 Scientific Sessions at the American College of Cardiology highlighted a new class of cholesterol drugs aimed at lowering LDL. These drugs, called PSCK9 inhibitors, may be an effective substitute for widely used statins like Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor. An article by the Cleveland Clinic notes that this class of drugs may prove promising for situations in which statins are either ineffective or not tolerated well by the patient.

An alternative to statins is especially relevant ...

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How Do I File a Lipitor Lawsuit?

If you are one of the many women who developed diabetes while taking the statin Lipitor, you may be considering filing a lawsuit to try to recover compensation for the manufacturer’s negligence. Unfortunately, filing and pursuing a lawsuit is a complicated, expensive, and time-consuming proposition. Only by consulting with a qualified attorney can an injured woman ensure that all of the requirements for filing a lawsuit are met, because every case is different, and general information will not ...

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