What is Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)?
When people are injured by a defective medicine, they are often left wondering who will pay for their injuries. Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) can help you receive money for the injuries you received from a defective medicine. The injury wasn’t your fault and you shouldn’t be the one to have to pay for the medical bills and costs associated with the medicine’s side effects.
How is an MDL different than a class action lawsuit?
In both MDL’s and drug injury class action lawsuits many cases are compiled into the same court. However, in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), each case is decided upon independently and so is the amount of compensation. Sometimes in class action lawsuits, everyone receives the same amount regardless of the severity of their injuries. That is why many drug injury lawyers prefer Multidistrict Litigation; you, the client, are more likely to receive what you deserve in a MDL than in a class action lawsuit.
Who will I recover from in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)?
Generally, defective medicine Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is filed against the manufacturer of the drug. Most lawsuits will argue that the drug manufacture knew or should have known about the serious side effects. Other lawsuits may argue that the drug manufacturer actually made the product wrong. Some lawsuits might be for inadequate warning labels; essentially that the medicine should have warned of the side effect.
Do I need to hire a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) lawyer?
We highly suggest you hire an experienced drug injury lawyer to pursue your claim. A Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) lawyer can get you the compensation you deserve after a drug injury. Victims of defective medicines may be owed money for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Families that lost a loved one from a deadly medicine should also consult an experienced medicine injury lawyer. Survivors of drug injury victims may be entitled to a settlement for a wrongful death claim.
Can I afford a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) lawyer?
Yes. Your Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) lawyer will only charge if you win your lawsuit. If you do not obtain compensation, you don’t owe us a penny. Woods & Woods never charges for phone calls and we never bill by the hour. Our lawyers offer free legal consultations to anyone who needs help after a drug injury.
Get help from a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) lawyer.
Since 1985, Woods & Woods law firm has been fighting for injured people. Our lawyers are experienced and have helped thousands of clients obtain the settlements they deserve. We are dedicated to helping you file a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) lawsuit. We are proud to partner with law firms all over the country to get people the money they are owed. Working together, we can help clients from all over the United States.
What is Multidistrict Litgation (MDL)?
Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) is a way to sue drug and medicine manufacturers that sell defective and harmful medicines to consumers. Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) generally compiles many claimants’ cases from around the country into one court.
Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) can help injured people recover money for injuries from defective drugs and medicines. For example, suppose you took a medicine and that medicine harmed you in the form of a new medical problem. If that new medical problem was not on the warning label, you may be able to sue the drug manufacturer.
How is a MDL different than a class action lawsuit?
On the outside class action lawsuits and Multidistrict Litigation looks fairly similar. However, there are major differences in how they provide compensation to people injured by medicines.
Drug injury class action lawsuits compile many cases into one court, but the cases are often decided together. That means the award amount is divided up amongst the claimants. Often, drug injury class action lawsuits evenly divide the amounts up between injured people. That means that someone who had much worse medical problems can get the same as someone who was just mildly injured by the defective medicine. Sometimes in class action lawsuits, the results are not fair.
A Multidistrict Litigation lawsuit operates similarly, but with very different ways of dividing the settlement. Multidistrict Litigation will compile cases from around the country, like a class action lawsuit. But the settlement amount of each plaintiff is often decided individually. That means you are more likely to get the amount of compensation you deserve from a Multidistrict Litigation defective drug lawsuit.
Does it cost money to join a MDL?
Woods & Woods drug injury lawyers will never ask for money upfront in a Multidistrict Litigation lawsuit. There is no initial payment required to join a Multidistrict Litigation lawsuit. You only pay our law firm if you win. Read below about the costs associated with winning.
What is the fee if I win a MDL lawsuit?
- Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you win. If you lose your Multidistrict Litigation lawsuit, you owe us nothing.
- Your fee will be a percentage of the settlement amount and cases expenses. Doctors reports, expert testimony, etc., is an example of case expenses. You only pay those expenses if you win.
- We never bill by the hour or charge for phone calls.
Why call Woods & Woods?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has successfully represented thousands of injured people. We protect the rights of injured people. If you have questions about your possible drug injury lawsuit, we are here to help. We offer free claim evaluations to anyone who needs assistance.
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