How Can I Join the Lipitor Class Action Lawsuit?
Written by Stephen Fields on October 2, 2013
As of 2013, no Lipitor class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States. Our law firm is currently filing cases individually on behalf of women who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after taking Lipitor (atorvastatin). Call us at 1-888-210-9968 and our Lipitor attorneys will help you determine what your legal options are at no cost to you.
It is common for large legal cases involving many plaintiffs to be called class actions. As a result, news sources and individuals sometimes call the legal proceedings against the manufacturer of Lipitor class action lawsuits. In reality, though, claims in this case area are being brought individually, not as part of a larger class. It is unlikely that there will ever be a true Lipitor class action.
Lipitor, known by its generic name atorvastatin, was approved for sale by the Food and Drug Administration in 1996. It has since been a phenomenal success (commercially), bringing in more than $125 billion in revenue for Pfizer.
Lipitor and other statins are prescribed to lower LDL cholesterol levels. They do so by inhibiting an enzyme found in the liver called HMG-CoA reductase. Although the medication is considered to be effective, using it may introduce a risk of serious harm. Several patients have filed Lipitor lawsuit claims after developing type 2 diabetes, claiming that the drug triggered the disease. They also allege that its manufacturer, Pfizer Inc., failed to adequately warn them about the risk.
Lipitor Lawsuits Are Expected to Grow
Although the number of lawsuits filed against Pfizer for its role in designing, manufacturing, promoting, and selling Lipitor is small, it is expected to grow. The drug has been used by millions of people. Past research has shown that as many as 10 percent may be at risk for developing diabetes. Unfortunately, despite an FDA health alert issued in 2012 cautioning the drug’s users about the danger, many people remain unaware or unconcerned.
We believe Pfizer should be held accountable for any injuries that resulted for which it is legally responsible.
If you have developed diabetes while using Lipitor, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the manufacturer. Contact a Lipitor lawsuit settlement attorney today to discuss your case. The consultation is free. Although there is no Lipitor class action lawsuit, our attorneys can help you consider filing an individual Lipitor claim. Moreover, if you decide to move forward with a lawsuit, there are no legal fees unless compensation is recovered for you.