If you were injured by a defective product or a dangerous drug, there may be a class action lawsuit for you to join. You may also be able to participate in a mass tort, which is similar to a class action lawsuit, but where damages are awarded individually based on the extent of your injury. If neither of these group-lawsuit options exists for your case, you may be able to file a personal lawsuit directly against the responsible company.
A New Orleans class action lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you in all of these endeavors. Our legal team is currently involved in a variety of class action lawsuits, dealing with numerous dangerous drugs, defective products, and other hazards.
No matter how large, how well-connected, or how powerful the responsible party is, our firm does not back down from a challenge. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
To learn more about your eligibility to join a class action lawsuit or take another type of civic action, contact a representative of the Morris Bart law firm today for your free consultation at (504) 613-4771.
How Class Action Lawsuits Work
Class action lawsuits allow multiple victims to file a suit against a common offender. These lawsuits take many forms, implemented to fight many different acts of injustice. By joining together, the group may be able to use shared evidence and their collective experiences to fight for damages. In successful cases, mass settlements may be awarded, which are then divided accordingly amongst the victims.
When companies ignore the testing protocols, industry guidelines, existing research, and other safety measures put in place to protect the public with their drugs or products, the Morris Bart law firm believes they should be held accountable for the damages they cause.
Drugs and Products That May Qualify for a Class Action Lawsuit
The Morris Bart law firm may be able to assist clients with current class action lawsuits involving the following dangerous drugs and defective products:
- Zantac (Ranitidine)
- Belviq (Belviq XR/Lorcaserin)
- 3M Combat Arms earplugs
- Hernia mesh
- Mesothelioma and asbestos
- Talcum powder
- Mirena IUD
As this list shows, even popular drugs are susceptible to a manufacturer’s irresponsible and reckless practices. For example, as recently as April 1st, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that manufacturers withdraw all ranitidine drugs from the market. This included Zantac, a commonly used drug meant to treat acid reflux. Studies have shown that these products contained dangerous levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a substance that may cause cancer.
Sadly, many cases of dangerous drugs or defective products result in the untimely death of their users. If your loved one passed away because of a dangerous drug or product, the Morris Bart law firm may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party on your behalf.
The products listed above are not the only products that a New Orleans class action lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help clients pursue compensation for. To discuss your unique case and your legal options with a member of our team, call us today at (504) 613-4771 for your free consultation.
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Types of Compensation That May Be Available in Your Case
If the lawsuit is a success, a number of factors can affect the amount of compensation you are awarded. While some class action lawsuits may divide compensation evenly amongst participants, mass torts or personal lawsuits may base compensation on the unique damages of each plaintiff.
Depending on your unique set of circumstances and the type of lawsuit you are participating in, recoverable damages can include:
- Medical expenses, including hospitalization costs, surgery, ongoing care, and more
- The estimated future costs of your medical care
- Lost wages during the recovery period
- A lack of future income opportunities
- Mental strain brought on by conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Permanent disabilities and impairments
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Although it is rare, a judge may choose to award victims punitive damages in cases of extreme wrongdoing.
For wrongful death lawsuits, a different set of damages may be awarded to the surviving family. To learn more about the compensation in a New Orleans wrongful death case, call the Morris Bart law firm today.
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Morris Bart, LLC Proudly Serves New Orleans Victims
When you retain a New Orleans class action lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm, you will be getting a legal team ready to fight for your rights in a court of law. We also represent clients throughout Orleans Parish and New Orleans East.
Whether you want support with a class action lawsuit, a mass tort, a personal injury lawsuit, or a wrongful death lawsuit, our firm is ready to take on any organization whose negligence harmed you or your family. Our services may include:
- Designing a legal strategy for your case
- Gathering evidence in your defense
- Communicating with all parties on your behalf
- Handling the legal deadlines and paperwork
- Answering your questions and keeping your informed about the progress of your case
The Morris Bart law firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, meaning our clients only pay us attorney fees if and when they receive a settlement offer or court award.
For more information about class action lawsuits in New Orleans, contact a representative of the Morris Bart law firm today at (504) 613-4771. Our no-obligation consultation calls are free.
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