How Do I Join The Class Action Lawsuit for Tylenol Liver Damage
Although lawsuits over pharmaceutical products that injure thousands of people are commonly referred to as a class action, the Tylenol liver damage lawsuits that are being pursued by the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are individual cases, with each case pursued based on the injury suffered from side effects of Tylenol.
Free consultations are being offered for individuals who have been diagnosed with liver damage from Tylenol, including lawsuits on behalf of those who suffered liver failure or wrongful death from liver problems.
To join the litigation and find out whether you may qualify for a Tylenol lawsuit, request a free case evaluation on-line or call our office toll free at 800-522-0102.
After submitting a request, you will be contacted to discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim. If it is determined that we can causally connect the liver damage suffered by yourself or a family member to acetaminophen, it is your decision whether to hire one of our Tylenol “class action” lawyers.
Tylenol Class Action vs MDL (Multi-District Litigation)
In April 2013, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decided to centralize all federal Tylenol lawsuits before one judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation.
All cases filed in U.S. District Courts throughout the country will be consolidated during the discovery phase and for a small group of “bellwether” trials, which are designed to allow the parties to gauge how juries are likely to respond to certain evidence and promote a possible Tylenol settlement agreement.
The MDL process is often confused for a class action, as it offers many of the advantages typically associated with a Tylenol class action, allowing a large number of individuals to pursue similar claims against a common defendant through a process that increases efficiency and lowers the cost of litigating their case. However, unlike a class action, each Tylenol claim will remain an individual lawsuit that is pursued based on the damages suffered by the individual plaintiff.
Since the impact of Tylenol liver damage will be different for every individual, it is not possible for a large number of claims to be litigated through one class representative.
Following the consolidated proceedings, if Johnson & Johnson does not agree to settle Tylenol lawsuits over their failure to adequately warn about the risk of liver damage, each claim may be remanded back to the court where it was originally filed for a separate trial date.
CONTACT LAWYER ABOUT A LAWSUIT FOR TYLENOL
The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential injury claims and class action lawsuits for Tylenol users who have suffered:
- Hospitalization for Liver Damage
- Liver Failure
- Liver Transplant
- Death from Liver Injury
All cases are pursued by our Tylenol attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and our lawyers are only paid if we win the case.