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New Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuit Alleges Statin Drug Caused Woman to Develop Type 2 Diabetes, Learns Wright & Schulte LLC
Date:12/4/2013

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FDA Warning on Lipitor Side-Effects
The law firm also points out, the FDA released a drug safety communication in February 2012, warning that Lipitor could be associated with an increased risk of new-onset diabetes. The agency also ordered Pfizer, Inc. to change the Lipitor label to reflect this risk.
[fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm293101.htm, FDA, February 2012]

Wright & Schulte LLC further points out the lawsuit, in the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), is currently considering a motion to consolidate all Lipitor diabetes lawsuits involving diabetes allegations in a single federal court for pretrial proceeding. According to the October 10th motion, dozens of product liability claims are currently pending in courts around the country, all of which share common allegations of fact involving Pfizer’s testing, manufacturing and marketing of Lipitor, and the warnings it provided concerning the drug’s potential link to Type 2 diabetes. The motion also acknowledges that this is the second time that plaintiffs have sought the consolidation of Lipitor diabetes lawsuits, as an earlier petition was rejected by the JPML in August. The new motion asserts that an increase in filings since then warrants reconsideration by the Panel. (In re Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Litigation, MDL No. 2502 (JPML))

According to Wright & Schulte LLC, the consolidation of federally-filed Lipitor diabetes lawsuits would preserve the resources of the court, witnesses and parties by allowing the claims to undergo coordinated pretrial proceedings, including discovery. Such proceedings also avoid inconsistent rulings and duplicative discovery in cases where a large number of lawsuits share common allegations of fact.

Wright & Schulte LLC is now offering free legal consultations to individuals who may have developed Type 2 diabetes due to Lipitor. To learn more about filing a Lipitor diabetes lawsuit from an attorney at Wrigh
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