Lipitor Lawsuits Seeking Compensation For Medical Bills, Other Damages
Women who developed type 2 diabetes after using the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor are seeking compensation for medical bills, physical and emotional injuries and pain and suffering, ClassAction.org reports.
According to these lawsuits, patients who developed type 2 diabetes will be forced to monitor their medical conditions for the rest of their lives, as there is no cure for the disease. Court documents claim that the plaintiffs “must undergo regular testing of [their] blood sugar levels, adhere to a restrictive diabetic diet, and take medication to control [their] diabetes.” Furthermore, the disease may put these patients at risk for additional medical conditions including heart disease, blindness, neuropathy and kidney disease.
For these reasons, the plaintiffs are seeking compensation for expenses related to their medical care and treatment, which they have incurred and will continue to incur in the future. They are also seeking compensation for non-economic damages, including emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering and disability.
In February 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation approved a motion to consolidate all federal lawsuits involving Lipitor diabetes claims to the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina. In the Lipitor multidistrict litigation (MDL), the Honorable Judge Richard M. Gergel will oversee all pre-trial proceedings, which will help promote judicial economy. According to the Panel’s most recent report, there are 270 cases pending in the Lipitor MDL. While Judge Gergel will be managing the discovery process for all of these cases, each plaintiff will retain his or her own attorney, lawsuit, and right to an individual award.
Did you develop type 2 diabetes after using Lipitor? If so, the attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like you to know that you may have legal recourse and there is still time to join this growing litigation. For more information on your potential legal rights, visit http://www.classaction.org/lipitor-lawsuits today.
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