National Class Action & MDL Lawyers
Class action lawsuits and multidistrict litigation (MDL) allow average Americans harmed by large corporations to fight back for compensation to cover their damages, but each process works differently.
Class action lawsuits allow multiple victims to file one lawsuit when they experience similar damages. These cases often result in the same fixed settlement amount for each victim at the conclusion of the case.
In an MDL, injury victims file separate lawsuits, which allows each victim to seek compensation based on their own pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. After individual lawsuits are filed, they are consolidated into an MDL under a single judge to speed up the legal process. At the conclusion of the MDL, victims receive settlements based on the severity of their injuries and the costs of their injury-related expenses.
MDLs are generally used to handle cases involving dangerous medical devices, drugs, and consumer products.
Will I have to go to court?
Maybe. MDLs often result in lump sum settlements, where individual victims must apply for a portion of the total sum based on their damages. Other MDLs result in individual settlements between injury victims and the corporation being sued. But MDLs that don’t result in a settlement may be transferred back to the local courts where they were filed and tried originally.
Depending on the way your MDL settles, you and your attorney may or may not have to appear in court to get compensation for your injuries.
Dangerous & Recalled Drug Lawyers
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand the ways severe drug side effects can affect your life, and we believe you shouldn’t have to pay for a pharmaceutical company’s negligence. If a prescription drug or over-the-counter medication has harmed you, our drug injury lawyers can fight for the compensation you need.
Visit our national drug injury lawsuits page to learn about dangerous and recalled drug cases we handle.
Defective Medical Device and Consumer Product Lawyers
We expect medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and corporations to design, manufacture, and market safe products. But defective products and dangerous drugs injure innocent people every day, and the medical bills and lost wages that result can put financial pressure on victims who are already struggling with painful injuries.
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, we want to help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Visit our national defective product lawsuits page to find out how we can help you with your claim today.
Get the Help You Need Today
Whether you’ve been harmed by a drug or injured by a defective product, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help. With more than 30 years of legal experience and lawyers based across the United States, we have the skills and experience to provide the high quality representation you deserve. And with our No Fee Guarantee®, you won’t owe us anything unless we get results for you.
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