Class Actions vs. Mass Tort Actions

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We think you may find this article explaining the differences and similarities between class action and mass tort lawsuits helpful… By Seth Hyman “When multiple plaintiffs parties are injured by the same cause, the American judicial system employs a complicated mechanism; the class action, to streamline the inevitable litigation that arises.  More and more frequently, however, defendants find themselves facing …

Famous Mass Torts of the Past: The Story of Vioxx and its Billion Dollar Settlement

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We think you may find this article about the famous Vioxx mass tort case interesting… By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk “A reader of MDND asks if there has ever been a Mass Tort litigation of the sort we are seeing with transvaginal mesh? She is referring to the 28,000 cases filed in the federal court in Charleston, West Virginia, as well as …

How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

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We think you may find this article on the basics of wrongful death lawsuits and damages helpful… By David Goguen, J.D. “Wrongful death claims are brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death either negligently or through intentional harm. Wrongful death claims allow the estate of the deceased person to file a lawsuit against the party who is legally …

Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal Behind Massive Spike in Mass Tort Litigation

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Anjelica Cappellino. This article is reprinted from The Expert Institute. “There has been a huge spike in mass tort litigation due to the Johnson & Johnson medication, Risperdal, an anti-psychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Risperdal has been the center of litigation for years due to allegations …

Spectator Sports: Personal Injury Risks and Rights

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We think you may find this article helpful… By David Goguen “If you are injured while attending a sporting event, can you bring a claim against the team and/or the owner of the facility? A lot hinges on whether the injury was foreseeable.        Ask any fan and they’ll tell you that injuries are an inevitable part of …

Rear-End Collision: When the Lead Driver May Be at Fault

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Michelle Santos          “If you’ve been in a car accident where you ended up rear-ending another motorist, it can be difficult to show that you weren’t at fault for the crash, but it’s not necessarily impossible. This article explores a few scenarios in which the leading (as opposed to …

How to Value a Premises Liability “Slip & Fall” Injury Lawsuit

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Coulter Boeschen            “Suing for premises liability – a slip and fall injury, stairway accident, etc. — will only make sense if the value of the case is high enough, regardless of the injured person’s personal feelings. In other words, an essential consideration is this: if after …

Personal Injury Mediation: 5 Things to Expect

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Aditi Mukherji “Though you may imagine your personal injury lawsuit turning into a dramatic episode fit for primetime television, in reality, many personal injury cases wind up in mediation. Many courts even mandate mediation as part of the pretrial process. If you’re opting to mediate your lawsuit, here’s what to expect in …

How Attorneys Can Help People with Brain Injury Dispute “Pre-Existing Conditions”

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We think you may find this article helpful… By Shana De Caro, Esq. and Michael V. Kaplen, Esq.   Question? I was in an auto accident more than two years ago and before the accident I had been diagnosed with mild neuropathy in my feet. As a result of the crash, I sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and since then my neuropathy …

Damages: How Much is a Personal Injury Case Worth?

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We think you may find this article helpful… By David Goguen, J.D.                      “If you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, you may be wondering “What is my case really worth?” The answer comes down to “damages” — …