When you suffer injuries or infection as a result of a defective medical device, odds are other individuals have suffered significant problems as well. There’s often more benefit in multiple people bringing an individual claim together against the manufacturer instead of just filing separately when one company causes harm to more than one person.
These are called class action lawsuits, and there are many benefits to those who need to seek compensation.
At 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we believe you should know how class action lawsuits work and the impact they can have on you and other claimants. Before moving forward, we’ll work to give you the information you need to decide what’s best for you.
How Class Action Lawsuits Work
With a class action lawsuit, multiple parties can come together to create a single claim. Instead of hundreds of people who experience the same harm, each filing a claim and having to put together evidence that supports that claim, all parties can put their evidence together and pursue compensation from the negligent party.
In these claims, it’s crucial to come to an agreement to determine how compensation will be split between claimants.
Benefits of a Class Action Lawsuit
Unfortunately, some claimants may not have the evidence they need to successfully file a claim, even though they have suffered injuries because of negligence. Ultimately, these claimants may have their claim or lawsuit denied due to insufficient evidence.
Working with a class action lawsuit allows all claimants to come forward and utilize evidence to show that a manufacturer is negligent and that the medical device is defective. Class action lawsuits may also cost individuals less time and money so that they can get through the process as quickly as possible.
At 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we can help you handle your defective medical device claim in a class action lawsuit. Our Jackson defective medical device lawyers have helped countless victims of hip and knee replacement defects. If you need to move forward with legal action, you can trust us to be your voice against large corporations.
Call us today at (601) 265-6869 and speak with a member of our team in a free consultation.