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Class Action Lawsuits, Multi District Litigations, Lawyers Filing Lawsuits For Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices

Class Action Lawyer Network

Class Action Lawyer Network is a nationwide lawyer network of experienced class action and multi-district litigation lawyers. We are here to help you file  a dangerous drug and medical device lawsuits as well as other class actions.  Our experienced lawyers have a deep concern for the injured and the underdog who has been harmed by corporations and manufacturers who prefer profits over warnings and people. The lawyers of Class Action lawyer Network have helped victims of Yaz, Actos, Insurance Fraud and claim denial, Vaginal Mesh, Unpaid overtime,  Bladder Sling, Metal on Metal Hip replacements like  DePuty Pinnacle and ASR,  and Stryker ABG II Modular Stems and Rejuvinate, GranuFlo, Pradaxa, Mirena IUD, Sketcher sneakers, Dow Corning Breast Implants Class Action, Fosamax,BP oil spill, QUI Tam, Whistleblower cases, Metronic Infuse Bone Graft, and 1000's of others. Our  lawyers have been leaders in multiple class action and multi District Litigation lawsuits to successful outcomes, with multi-million dollar settlements in many cases. Call us now. We are your source for an experienced lawyer with concerned responsive staff. Our mass tort attorneys have the experience to get you the justice you deserve.

What is a Multi District Lawsuit?

Multidistrict litigation is a procedure utilized in the federal court system to transfer to one federal judge all pending civil cases of a similar type filed throughout the United States. This is usual and customary in mass torts and dangerous drugs and medical devices effecting large groups like the vaginal mesh, Actos, DePuy Hip Recall and Pradaxa. The decision whether cases should be transferred is made by a panel of seven federal judges appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation meets periodically to review requests that cases be consolidated for pretrial matters pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407,a law passed by Congress. Although the panel meets in different cities in the United States on a periodic basis, the Clerk of the Panel is permanently stationed in Washington, D.C. Your case will be filed in the state chosen by a multi district litigation panel. For instance, the current vaginal mesh lawsuits have been consolidated in West Virginia under Judge Goodwin. You do not have to go to the state where the lawsuit is consolidated in.

A multi district litigation is not a type of class action. Although class actions may be transferred to an MDL consolidation in the same manner as single plaintiff cases. However, for cases to be treated as proper for an MDL consolidation the panel must find they one or more common questions of fact. Since commonality is also an required element for a class action, class actions are frequently litigated in MDL proceedings.

Class Action

A class action is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of people. The purpose of a class action is to allow many people with few resources to combat the drug manufacturing corporation and reduce the cost of legal fees. The court handling the action would try to inform everyone who belongs to the class, giving them the option of opting out and seeking independent action or opting in and accepting whatever shares of the settlement or verdict may be passed to them. They will share the award or settlement.

Multi District Litigations

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation was created by legislation in 1968 in response to the difficulty among the courts in coordinating almost 2,000 related cases Multi District Litigations. An MDL. It stands for "multidistrict litigation," a type of legal proceeding designed to help federal courts efficiently manage many related cases ,like the vaginal mesh lawsuits, filed in different jurisdictions. The federal MDL statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1407, permits the transfer of federal civil lawsuits to one or more district courts for pretrial consolidation or coordination to make it easier to manage and more cost effective for the courts. Multidistrict litigation is a procedure utilized in the federal court system to transfer to one federal judge all pending civil cases of a similar type filed throughout the United States. The decision whether cases should be transferred is made by a panel of seven federal judges appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Currently most vaginal mesh lawsuits are consolidated, for instance, in West Virginia  under Judge Goodwin.

What is the difference between a class action and multidistrict litigation ?

Once a class action is declared, all the people who have claims and are considered a part of the class are given a brief time to either opt in or opt out. All those who have not opted out remain part of the class, and the class action proceeds as a single trial. With a consolidation into a multidistrict litigation, the individual cases may have very different outcomes in trial. In practice, though, much multidistrict litigation leads to settlements during the pretrial proceedings. An example is the recent Bayer settlements for Yaz which has awarded settlements to the first 500 claiments. The Dow Corning Breast Implant settlement was a class action.

Class Action Lawsuit

  •  A large group of people file a complaint  for similar grievances
  • The lawsuit is filed on behalf of everyone in the class
  • This class is  a group of people who share similar circumstances, injuries and damages. e. Finally,
  • The individual compensation  must be small enough that it is not worth the time or money to hire an individual attorney.

Multi-District Litigation (MDL)

  • Applies to  large numbers of  civil lawsuits, which were pending in  numerous different federal district courts
  • They have at least one common question of fact in common
  • They are  transferred and consolidated for pretrial proceedings before one judge.

What Are Some Of The Current Major Mutli District Litigations Our Lawyers Are Accepting Cases For Right Now ?

GM Ignition Recall Injury And Death Cases

Our Lawyers are accepting cases for injury and death from a GM ignition lock failure. We are helping victims understand and file a claim in the GM Settlement Fund as well as considering  their an option to file a lawsuit instead of accepting the settlement offer. Our economic injury class action lawyers are filing lawsuits for financial loss in the New York Multi District litigation.

  • Victims of a vehicle who had catastrophic injuries or were killed and their families
  • Victims in vehicles that were hit by a GM vehicle that lost control
  • Pedestrians that were hit by a GM vehicle

Actos Lawsuits
Patients have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after consuming the diabetes drug Actos.

Byetta And Januvia Lawsuits
Several studies have concluded that Byetta, Januvia, Janumet, and Victoza, prescription drugs used in the treatment for Type-2 diabetes, increase the risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits
Faulty Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant lawsuits for the DePuy ASR and Pinnacle

Fosamax Lawsuits
We are actively pursuing new Fosamax femur fracture cases.  Our intake criteria for these cases is as follows: (1) proof of at least 4 years of Fosamax use or other oral bisphosphonates; (2) fracture of the subtrochanteric or shaft area of the femur; (3) no or minimal trauma associated with the fracture; (4) 80 years old or younger at time of fracture.

Granuflo Dialysis Medication Lawsuits
 We are litigating cases against Fresenius, the German manufacturer and distributor of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysate products. These products are supposed to safely filter and cleanse the bloodGranuFlo/NaturaLyte has been directly linked to unsafe levels of bicarbonate in dialysis patients

Nuvaring Lawsuits And ALL Birth Control Devices
Accepting cases preferably for injuries arising after 2011.  Organon/Merck’s vaginal ring contraceptive drug/device are being actively litigated in both state and federal venues, and have been since late 2007. Plaintiffs allege that NuvaRing increases a woman’s risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke above and beyond the risk that is mentioned in the label.

Pradaxa Extensive Bleeding Lawsuits
Pradaxa is an anticoagulant drug indicated for patients who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa was heralded as a treatment advance because it is easier to take than its competitor, it also can cause uncontrollable bleeding which cannot be stopped by any antidote.  Accordingly, there have been bleeding events which have lasted for days.  Some clients have been told that there is simply nothing medical science can do to stop the bleeding.  People have died.

SSRI Lawsuits

SSRI antidepressant manu­facturers, including Glaxo-SmithKline, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and Forest Laboratories, alleging a variety of birth defects from prenatal exposure to these drugs. The products involved include Lexapro/Celexa, Zoloft, Prozac, Effexor, Wellbutrin and Paxil.

Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuits For The Rejuvinate and ABG II Modular Stems
Litigation against Stryker.  “Rejuvenate” and “ABGII” stem implants were recalled in the summer of 2012, and the failure of these femoral stems has caused enormous damage for those patients as a result of “fretting” in the modular neck- stem junction, leading to corrosion and exposure to large amounts of metallic debris.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Severe complications and mesh failure. Removal of the mesh is usually needed.

Tylenol Liver damage Lawsuits
Branded Tylenol acetaminophen toxicity causing acute liver failure requiring hospitalization.

Yaz Lawsuits
Only for injuries that occurred before 4/10/2012 as well as from states with 3+ year SOLs and Discovery rules. Cardiovascular injuries caused by Drospirenone (DRSP), the active progestin component in these oral contraceptive pills.  Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Blood Clots and certain types of Stroke.

Testosterone Lawsuits

AndroGel – Manufactured by AbbVie
AndroDerm – Manufactured by Actavis
Axiron – Manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company
Bio-T-Gel – Manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals
Fortesta – Manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals
Striant – Manufactured by Columbia Laboratories
Testim – Manufactured by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
Testopel – Manufactured by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
Delatestryl – Manufactured by Indevus Pharmaceuticals
Depo-Testosterone – Manufactured by Pharmacia & Upjohn Compan-Increased risk of a heart attack in the 90 days following the first prescription

Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuits

  • Spina Bifida (neural tube defects)
  • Cleft Palate
  • Craniofacial defects
  • Heart Defects
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Polydactyly (extra fingers or toes)
  • Craniosynostosis (premature closure of sutures in skull)
  • Hypospadias (abnormal location of urethra)

What Cities Does Our Class Action Lawyer Network Cover?

We have experienced class action and multidistrict litigation lawyers that can help you in just about every major city. Our experienced lawyers can help you  in Birmingham; Huntsville; Mobile; Montgomery ; Phoenix; and Tucson ; Little Rock ; Fresno; Long Beach ;Los Angeles; Modesto, Monterey; Palm Springs; Sacramento; San Diego; San Francisco ; Class action lawyers can help you in:  San Jose; Santa Barbara; Ventura; Boulder ;Springs; Denver ;Hartford; New Haven;  Wilmington; Newark DE; Washington D.C.; Daytona; Fort Myers; Ft Lauderdale; Gainesville; Jacksonville; Keys; Lakeland; Miami; Ocala; Orlando; Panama City; Pensacola; Sarasota; St. Augustine; Actos lawyers Tallahassee FL; Tampa FL; West Palm Beach; Albany; Athens; Atlanta; Augusta; Columbus; Macon;  Savannah; Valdosta; Boise ID; Twin Falls ID; Bloomington; Chicago IL; Ft Wayne IN; INdianpolis; Cedar Rapids; Des Moines; Topeka ;  Wichita KS; Lexington; Louisville KY; Baton Rouge; Lafayette; Lake Charles; Monroe; New Orleans; Portland ME; Bangor; Annapoli ; Baltimore ; Boston Massachusetts; Cape Cod Massachusetts; Springfield Massachusetts; Worcester Massachusetts; Ann Arbor ; Detroit Grand Rapids; Jackson; Lansing; Minneapolis; lawyers for dangerous drugs and devices can help you in:  St Paul ;Biloxi MS; Jackson; Kansas City MO;  Springfield; St. Louis ; Omaha ; Las Vegas ; Reno ; Manchester NH;  NJ; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Santa Fe ; Albany; Binghamton; Buffalo; Elmira; Ithaca; Long Island;  New York City; Oneonta; Plattsburgh; Rochester; Syracuse; Utica; Westchester; Charlotte; Fayetteville; Greensboro; Raleigh NC; Wilmington; Winston Salem NC; Fargo ND; Akron OH; Cincinnati; Cleveland OH; Columbus OH; Dayton ; Mansfield ;Toledo ; Youngstown  OK City; Tulsa ; Portland OR;Allentown ; Erie ; Harrisburg ; Lancaster PA; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh;  Reading; Scranton; Providence RI; East Providence; Charleston; Columbia; Florence; Greenville; Myrtle Beach ; Sioux Falls ; Rapid City ; Chattanooga TN; Knoxville; Memphis ; Nashville ; Amarillo ; Austin ; Beaumont ; Brownsville; Corpus Christi; Dallas; Denton; El Paso; Fort Worth; Galveston; Houston; Huntsville; Killeen; Laredo; San Antonio Texakana Waco; Logan; Ogden; Provo; Salt Lake City ;Burlington; Bennington; Charlottesville; Chesapeake; Danville; Harrisonburg; Newport News VA; Norfolk; Portsmouth; Richmond; Virginia Beach; Seattle;Tacoma; Charleston; Milwaukee; Cheyenne; Casper; Laramie; Gillette lawyers for: Vaginal mesh, metal on metal hip replacements, Pradaxa, GranuFlo, Metronic Infuse Bone Graft, Dialysis medication recall, DePuy Hip Replacement, Stryker Hip Replacement and all dangerous drugs devices and injury class action lawsuits. Our lawyers have years of experience and a track record of high settlements

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