Class Action Lawsuit Attorney
A class action lawsuit is one in which a large group of people are represented in court by one or two people. This group of people have experienced the same types of injury or complication caused by a product or action, and are all seeking damages. It’s entirely possible that you could potentially part of a class action lawsuit and not know it. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our class action lawsuit attorneys aggressively represent victims of companies that put defective products on the market or otherwise cause harm to consumers.
We have recovered over $1 billion for our clients, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Current Cases for Our Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys
At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our attorneys handle a variety of different class action cases. If you don’t see your case listed below, call us today at 800-431-6841 to see if you could be part of a class action.
Our current cases include:
- Talcum Powder: Talcum (baby) powder, especially powder manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, has been linked to ovarian and cervical cancer.
- Invokana: Type-2 diabetes medication Invokana has been linked to several complications, including amputations.
- Surgical Mesh: Manufacturers of surgical mesh are being held liable for defective products that cause further injury.
- Hernia Mesh: Defective hernia mesh can cause perforations, obstructions and more; manufacturers and doctors could be liable.
- Transvaginal Mesh: Similar to hernia mesh, transvaginal mesh could cause serious injury or illness after being implanted.
- Xarelto: Blood thinner Xarelto could cause serious bleeding events, leading to severe injury or death.
- Stryker Hip: Certain models of Stryker hip replacements have been recalled due to a high failure rate.
- Metal on Metal Hip Replacement: A variety of metal-on-metal hip replacements have been proven to have a high failure rate.
- Viagra/Cialis: Erectile dysfunction drugs have been linked to vision and hearing issues, priapism, sudden blood pressure drops and even melanoma.
- Zantac: The drug ranitidine, used by brand name medicines like Zantac to treat chronic heartburn, contains the dangerous chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is classified as a “probable carcinogen” (cancer-causing agent).
- IVC Filters: These filters, used to prevent blood clots from traveling, can break, migrate or otherwise malfunction and cause serious injury.
- Birth Defects from Zofran: Anti-nausea drug Zofran, used for decades to treat morning sickness, has been linked to birth defects.
- Essure Birth Control Implant: The permanent birth control option, Essure, has caused several extreme side effects including extreme pain, unwanted and dangerous pregnancies, and autoimmune diseases.
How Does a Class Action Suit Work?
When a class action lawsuit is brought forth, potential plaintiffs are contacted via public notification. While this can be done by mail or in the newspaper, notifications are now most often distributed on the Internet. It’s not required that potential plaintiffs join the suit. In fact, some victims may choose to opt-out of the class action to pursue their own case. An attorney can help you determine which option is best for you.
One of the first actions that must be taken in these kinds of cases is to file a motion to “certify the class,” meaning the court agrees to a class action suit. Once that’s done, the case proceeds like nearly any other, with initial proceedings, pretrial conferences and the like.
The case can be heard before a jury, or just by a judge. Once a verdict is handed down, it is binding. Those who joined the suit will receive their portion of the award if any. In some cases, there may be a period of time between the verdict and the distribution of the award in which potential plaintiffs could claim a portion of the settlement. Plaintiffs involved in bringing a class action lawsuit generally do not pay legal fees upfront. Instead, the attorney(s) handling the case usually work on a contingency basis, meaning they are paid a certain percentage of the award if the case is won.
Speak with a Class Action Attorney Today
While the list above includes some of our most important current cases, it’s by no means exhaustive. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you have legal rights. Call the class action attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner today at 800-431-6841 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll review the details of your case and advise a course of action for seeking justice for your injury.