Class Action Lawsuits
As consumers, we tend to trust large corporations that supply us with things we use, from pharmaceutical items, to every day health and beauty supplies. When they mess up, class action lawsuits crop up.
Demonstrated Results in Complex, Class Action Lawsuits
The experienced trial lawyers of Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys in New Orleans have faced many larger corporations in class action lawsuits, securing compensation on behalf of consumers without the resources to pursue this type of lawsuit on their own. We have served as counsel in numerous high-profile cases.
Based in Louisiana, with offices in New Orleans, Metairie, and Baton Rouge, we have represented plaintiff groups throughout Louisiana and across the United States in class action cases. If you believe you have a case or may qualify for participation in a pending class action, contact Mike Brandner’s personal injury attorneys.
Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys engages in actions on behalf of consumers who purchased defective products or were harmed by unfair business practices or false advertising.
What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?
A class action is a lawsuit brought by one or more individuals, commonly referred to as “class representatives,” on behalf of a larger group, or “class,” of individuals who have similar claims. The purpose of a class action lawsuit is to combine numerous claims of individuals into one action brought before a single judge to seek a legal remedy for all members of the class.
Class Action Lawsuit Procedures
Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys files a lawsuit on behalf of one or more plaintiffs.
Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys moves to certify the case as a class action. If the court agrees that all criteria are met for class certification, it certifies the case to continue as a class action lawsuit.
All members of the class are notified and given the option to “opt in” or “opt out.” Those who opt out do not benefit from the result of the class action litigation — they must take their chances in individual lawsuits. Those who remain in the class action are typically bound by the judgment or settlement obtained.
Once certified, many class actions are resolved prior to trial. The parties often negotiate a settlement and present it to the court for approval. If the court approves the settlement, or if the case goes to trial and plaintiffs win a judgment, class members are notified of how to make a claim for relief.
Typically, the client in a class action is not responsible for any attorneys’ fees or costs of litigation. After resolution of the case, Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys asks the court to order the defendant to pay those fees and costs.
Current Class Action Lawsuits
Our class action lawyers are currently reviewing cases involving the breast cancer chemo drug Taxotere causing permanent hair loss in women.
Victims of Xarelto’s life-threatening side effects have begun to file claims against Bayer, the manufacturer of this anticoagulant medication. Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys is now investigating additional claims of injury or death linked to this dangerous drug.
Johnson & Johnson is currently the subject of two class-action lawsuits claiming that the pharmaceutical giant is responsible for giving women ovarian cancer through its talcum powder products, Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower.
Our firm investigates a possible link between these types of medication and ketoacidosis and possible kidney failure. You may be eligible for compensation and other damages related to your injuries.
To learn how our Louisiana class action attorneys can help you, please contact us online or call us for a free initial consultation at (504) 345-1111.