CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC (RPWB) announced today that founding member H. Blair Hahn was appointed Lead Counsel for the Plaintiffs’ in the Lipitor multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Charleston, SC. The Honorable Richard M. Gergel, U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina is presiding over the national consolidation and issued an order appointing Hahn. The suit alleges that Lipitor causes women to develop type-2 diabetes. Over 3000 suits are currently pending in federal courts.
RPWB’s Hahn says, “This is a major health issue nationwide. We expect over 10,000 suits will ultimately be filed against Pfizer. The medical literature shows no benefit to women on statin therapy and it is increasing women’s risk in developing diabetes. We look forward to working with Judge Gergel in resolving this nationwide health issue.”
Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman’s expertise is in representing plaintiffs in sophisticated civil litigation in areas such as antitrust, asbestos, catastrophic personal injury, class actions, consumer lending, environmental, pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, pharmaceutical drug pricing, products liability, and securities fraud.
RPWB has offices in Barnwell, Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant, S.C.