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, Zofran, Xarelto, Bladder Sling, Metal on Metal Hip replacements like DePuty Pinnacle and ASR, and Stryker ABG II Modular Stems and Rejuvinate, GranuFlo, Pradaxa, Mirena IUD, Dow Corning Breast Implants Class Action,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.
What Is A 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 ?
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
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.
Xarelto Extensive Bleeding Lawsuits
Xarelto is a blood thinner manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical and has been prescribed to prevent blood clots in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation; deep vein thrombosis ; pulmonary embolism ; stroke; and for those who have recently undergone a knee or hip replacement surgery. Xarelto can cause extensive bleeding that cannot be stopped and had been linked to deaths
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 and Bladder Sling Lawsuits
Severe complications and mesh failure. Removal of the mesh is usually needed. Women who have had mesh removal or revision surgery. American Medical Systems is one of the manufacturers who has settled and there are currently cash offers on the table. Other manufacturers include: Johnson and Johnson, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Gynecare, and C.R Bard.
Tylenol Liver Damage Lawsuits
Branded Tylenol acetaminophen toxicity causing acute liver failure requiring hospitalization.
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.
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)
Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuits
Zofran is a medication usually prescribed to chemotherapy patients for nausea. It has recently been prescribed to pregnant women for morning sickness. This is an off label use for this medication. There has been a link between Zofran and birth defects, including cardiovascular defects and higher risk of cleft palate in children born to women who took ondansetron ( Zofran ) during the first trimester of pregnancy when vital organs are being formed. Speak to a Zofran Pregnancy Birth Defects lawyer.
Zofran Birth Defects
Atrial septal heart defect,
Ventricular septal heart defect,
Lumber Liquidators Toxic Laminate Flooring Class Action Lawsuit Investigation
Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. sells flooring with unacceptable levels of formaldehyde, which has been known to cause cancer.
Lincoln, Mercury, Ford Sudden Acceleration
Ford Motor Co. has been hit with 100’s of class action lawsuits accusing the automaker of concealing a dangerous design defect in over 30 Ford models that causes them to accelerate suddenly and unintentionally. We are interested in injury related accidents ad wrongful death cases, not defective automobiles issues.
Biomet Hip Replacement
Biomet Hip Replacement attorneys are seeking people who have had hip replacement surgery and may have received a metal-on-metal hip implant like the Biomet M2a Magnum, a popular artificial hip system used in thousands of patients. These have been defective.
This is a blood thinning medication that has been linked to serious internal bleeding complications that may be fatal. If you or a loved one took apixaban and suffered any of the following Eliquis side effects, you call us for a Eliquis attorney.
If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos and were diagnosed with mesothelioma; lung cancer; cancer in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or chest cavity; or suffered some other illness from asbestos exposure, t join the asbestos class action lawsuit.
Neurontin (Gabapentin) Pregnancy Birth Defects
Neurontin is an anticonvulsant that was developed to treat epileptic seizures.
Risperdal Causes Male Breast Growth
Unfair Debt Collection Practices
debt collectors who collect using illegal debt collection tactics
Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits
Off the Clock work and Employee Misclassification
Did you work off the clock or without overtime pay?
Wright Hip Replacementm Conserve, Profemur Metal Hip Implant
Wright Medical Technology is targeted in thousands of hip replacement lawsuits filed by patients suffering a failed hip replacement.
Xarelto Extensive Bleeding
If you or a loved one took Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and suffered uncontrollable internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding speak to our Xarelto lawyers filing lawsuits.
Xolair Side Effects: Heart Attack, Stroke, Blood Clots
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that Xolair side effects can increase the risk of severe heart problems, cerebrovascular events (brain and blood vessel problems), and possibly cancer.
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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