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My name is XXXXX XXXXX Tiffany, my cat is 14 yrs old and

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My name is XXXXX XXXXX Tiffany, my cat is 14 yrs old and contracted soft tissue fibro sarcoma on her right hip from a rabbi shot she got in 2007, her tumor first appeared in 2010, she had surgery and chemo therapy and it returned in 2012 she had surgery again and it returned in 2013 and she had radiation therapy and surgery on Sept 5th, 2013. Around Sept. 12th 2013 I called Pfizer and filed a claim for financial assistance for the medical bills. They gave me a case number XXXXX I have not heard back from them yet. Should I retain legal councel before I call them to inquire on the status of my claim?

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Hello Jane . My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies.

I am very sorry to hear about your situation.

Should I retain legal councel before I call them to inquire on the status of my claim?

Here, the company may be liable under a product liability law.

The answer is likely yes. This is because here, they do not see you as much of a threat without an attorney since you filing or winning a suit without counsel is unlikely. Thus, they may deny the claim or offer a very small amount. Whereas, an attorney usually cuts through this malarkey since the company knows an attorney does not put up with this and WILL file suit if needed.

May I recommend the Michigan Bar referral program - here. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.

I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.

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