Hello and thank you for your question.
Whether you can get compensation for taking lipitor in 2002 or about then will depend on several factors, some of which are if you have developed any diseases, such as diabetes, or other health issues that can be linked to your taking the drug, and whether the statute of limitations
may be a bar to any claim. In Mississippi there is a 3 year statute of limitation for products liability cases, but the statute does not begin to run until a person discovers that he or she has been injured. The statute can be found here http://www.mscode.com/free/statutes/15/001/0049.htm
Therefore, if you have recently developed health issues that can be linked to Lipitor that you took in 2002 or thereabouts then you may still be able to make a claim.
At this point you may want to consult with an attorney or law firm that specializes in Lipitor cases. Many will review your case for free and will take your case on a contingency basis, meaning you don't pay them any money up front and the attorneys get paid only if and when you are successful.
From the facts that you give there may be some obstacles to overcome, but whether you can recover will depend on a review of all the circumstances. Experts are prohibited by site rules from making direct referrals to attorneys, but you can find attorneys and firms who are experienced with Lipitor litigation
through an internet search for "Lipitor attorney" or the like. Just be sure to perform due diligence and find an attorney who you are comfortable with, who you have confidence in and who will give your case the attention it deserves.
Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions.