Class Action Lawsuits Can Make a Difference

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Class Action Lawsuits Can Make a Difference

Any time an individual brings a lawsuit against a corporation after being seriously injured because of a defective product or negligent behavior, it is a David-and-Goliath situation. Large corporations always have more resources. However, when a hundred or more people join forces, they can often present a stronger, more convincing case, which is why a class action lawsuit can be an effective legal strategy.

Injury-related class action suits often involve the following:

  • Defective medical device or product
  • Dangerous pharmaceutical product
  • Negligent or misleading advertising

An example of a medical device with a manufacturing flaw is the Guidant Defibrillator, a device implanted in the chests of patients with an irregular heartbeat. In 2002, the manufacturer discovered an electrical flaw that could short-circuit – and the unexpected death of the patient. They fixed the problem, but patients filed a class action suit claiming that the company continued to implant defective devices in the months before they remedied the situation.

The class action lawsuits against the pain-reliever Vioxx were based on claims that the manufacturer, Merck, withheld evidence about dangerous side effects, including a high risk of heart attack and stroke. Merck also had an aggressive campaign to pressure doctors to use this drug. It was taken off the market in 2004.

Tampa Lawyer Mitch Feldman

Attorney Mitch Feldman

Attorney Mitchell Feldman, Esq. specializes in both personal injury and employment law. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has an Avvo rating of 10. A member of the State Bar in both Florida and Georgia, he is also admitted to practice in Federal District Courts. With several multi-million dollar victories for his clients, Mitchell Feldman has a record of success. [ Attorney Bio ]