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 situation, 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.
For help with joining lawsuits of this nature, get in touch with our Terre Haute class action lawyers who can help you understand when it’s appropriate to take a personal injury claim to the next level.
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. 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.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand the ways that 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 investigate whether others have been affected by the same medication in similar ways and ultimately fight for the compensation you need.
We expect medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and corporations to design, manufacture, and market safe products. But defective products 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 that has been recalled, our Terre Haute class action attorneys want to help you get the maximum amount of compensation for your losses.
Whether you’ve been harmed by a recalled drug or defective product, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help. With more than 45 years of legal experience and lawyers based across the United States, we have the skills and resources to provide the high quality representation you deserve. You won’t owe us anything unless we get results for you.
Don’t wait another minute to get the representation you deserve, contact our 24/7 legal team today. Let our Terre Haute class action lawyers help you.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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