If you developed type-2 diabetes after taking Lipitor, you may qualify for a Lipitor class action lawsuit or an individual lawsuit. Unfortunately, after millions of people used Lipitor to lower their cholesterol, researchers found that it can increase the risk of diabetes. Many people were unaware of this devastating side effect, and they are now seeking compensation for their injuries.
What You Can Do & How a Lipitor Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Lipitor induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by diabetes, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
What is the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing Lipitor class action lawsuits. We are concerned that a class action is not the best way for our clients to maximize their individual recovery. Instead, we are filing individual Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed type-2 diabetes after using this medication.
Lipitor Class Action Lawsuits and Federal Litigation
Many people have contacted our law firm looking for information regarding a Lipitor class action lawsuit because they do not want to be the only person fighting a massive pharmaceutical company. This is understandable — the cost of fighting a pharmaceutical company by yourself would probably outweigh even a massive settlement.
However, Lipitor lawsuits are different. You won’t be alone — many people have been injured by this medication and will be filling lawsuits against the manufacturer. In the United States, massive drug litigation is not usually resolved through class action lawsuits. Instead, a federal judicial panel usually selects one federal court, creates a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), and lawsuits are centralized in that court.
An MDL has many advantages over a class action lawsuit, which generally makes it significantly more cost-effective and efficient. There is a lower risk of conflicting rulings, the discovery process is streamlined, and one location is more convenient for the key witnesses. Furthermore, if your individual lawsuit is transferred to an MDL, it remains independent — unlike a class action, where your claim is consolidated with other claims.
About Class Action Lawsuits
A class action lawsuit is a special litigation that is used when a large number of people have very similar injuries. The group is called a “class,” all of their individual claims are consolidated into one claim, and one member is chosen to be the “class representative” whose name appears on the lawsuit. Lawyers argue the merits of that one case, and the outcome for the entire class depends on that claim. If there is a financial settlement, damages are typically split evenly among the members of the class.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits Instead of a Lipitor Class Action Lawsuit
Our lawyers are concerned that a Lipitor class action lawsuit is not the best way for our clients to maximize their individual recovery. For example, you could be forced to accept a “low ball settlement” and high attorney’s fees.
You might also be forced to share a settlement with hundreds of other people in a class — you might not receive enough compensation to cover your damages. Unfortunately, after you a class action lawsuit settlement, you could limit your options for seeking additional damages.
Our lawyers will fight for your right to the highest amount of compensation you deserve for your claim, including damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Future medical care
- Lost wages or earning potential
- Permanent injury or disability
- And more
Do I have a Lipitor Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Lipitor injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by diabetes, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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