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Sullivan v. Pfizer, Inc.

United States District Court, D. Connecticut

March 4, 2016

THOMAS SULLIVAN, Plaintiff,
v.
PFIZER, INC., Defendants.

MEMORANDUM OF DECISION

Michael P. Shea, U.S.D.J.

Plaintiff Thomas Sullivan, pro se, brings this action against Defendant Pfizer, Inc. (“Pfizer”), alleging he suffered injuries as a result of his use of the prescription drug Lipitor, and that Pfizer “failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the use of Lipitor.” (ECF No. 1 at 9-10.) Although the Complaint does not specify a statutory violation, the Court interprets the Complaint as alleging violations of the Connecticut Product Liability Act (“CPLA”), Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-572m, et seq. Defendant has moved for summary judgment (ECF No. 23.) For the reasons that follow, the Court GRANTS Defendant’s motion.

I. BACKGROUND

A. Relevant Factual Background[1]

Sullivan suffered from a heart attack in December 2006. (Defendant’s Local Rule 56(a)1 Statement, ECF No. 25 (“Def.’s L.R. 56(a)1 Stmt.”) ¶ 1; Plaintiff’s Local Rule 56(a)2 Statement, ECF No. 28-2 (“Pl.’s L.R. 56(a)2 Stmt.”) ¶ 1.) After the heart attack, doctors prescribed-and Sullivan began taking-Lipitor, in order to “prevent another heart attack.” (Def.’s L.R. 56(a)1 Stmt. ¶ 1; Pl.’s L.R. 56(a)2 Stmt. ¶ 1.) Lipitor is a type of prescription drug called a “statin.” (Pl.’s Reply, ECF No. 33 at 2). Sullivan ceased taking Lipitor in January 2012. (Def.’s L.R. 56(a)1 Stmt. ¶ 1; Pl.’s L.R. 56(a)2 Stmt. ¶ 1.)

Sullivan alleges that during and after the approximately five year period he was taking Lipitor, he suffered from the following injuries and symptoms:

• severe peripheral neuropathy;
• muscle wasting (60 lbs.) and myopathy;
• cataracts;
• chronic cough (probable interstitial lung disease);
• high CPK levels indicating muscle damage;
• elevated IgG para protein;
• low testosterone;
• elevated liver enzymes;
• severe sinus congestion;
• thyroid issue with continual cold body ...

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