Premier Attorneys in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Ligation
Michael Brady Lynch has successfully represented thousands of consumers injured by defective drugs and medical devices. He successes has translated into millions of dollars recovered for his clients. Michael is widely recognized as one of the most experienced and successful mass tort attorneys in the country and is a sought after lecturer for his distinguished views on complex litigation, scientific evidence development, negotiation strategies and trial tactics.
Why do I need a Mass Tort Attorney?
Like the legal professionals at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, a mass torts attorney is a skilled, knowledgeable lawyer who knows how to aggressively litigate your claim against corporate defendants in state or federal court.
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we receive many questions and inquiries concerning mass tort cases. Many are unfamiliar even with the term “mass torts,” but we believe in instilling trust and faith with our clients. We want to inform you of every step of the process.
What is a Mass Tort?
A mass tort is a civil action involving many plaintiffs against one or more corporate defendants in state or federal court. In most cases, mass tort claims occur when defective drugs or products injure consumers on a large scale
What is Multi-district Litigation?
Multi-district litigation or MDL proceedings occur when a single judge consolidates all claims into a single federal MDL case. The MDL, which can include plaintiffs from many different states, is used to save time and court resources during the discovery and pre-trial process.
Once the common elements of the MDL cases are addressed, the judge will send the cases back to their original jurisdictions, where the case resumes and proceeds as normal. Each case is tried individually unlike class action lawsuits.
What are Bellwether trials?
MDL cases can also include Bellwether trials. These “sample” cases give both sides an idea of how strong the case may be. If the Bellwether cases all conclude in favor of the defendants, then the plaintiffs may reconsider their strategies. If the Bellwether cases all conclude in favor of the plaintiffs, then the defendant(s) may consider offering settlements in an attempt to resolve some or all of the MDL cases.
When pursuing a mass tort case, you need an attorney who is experienced in mass tort law and all of the unique proceedings that surround this type of civil action.
Common Mistakes When Hiring a Mass Tort Lawyer
Not all attorneys are the same. It is a trend for Personal Injury attorneys to accept a few mass tort cases. This does not make him or her a Mass Tort lawyer.
No Expertise in the Field
Attorneys nationwide are joining the trend to add mass tort claims to their personal injury practice. Based on conservative estimates, two to four million people per year are seriously or fatally injured. These attorneys are just seeing dollar signs. They do not have a relationship with other mass tort law firms in the country, and many have never tried a case against a huge pharmaceutical powerhouse. They are taking a gamble at your expense.
The nationally regarded attorneys at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm are regularly asked for co-counsel cases with firms throughout the country due to our expertise in pharmaceutical and complex litigation. Hence, when clients work with Lead Trial Attorney and founder Michael Brady Lynch or his team of knowledgeable associates, they know they will receive the utmost care and personal touch on their individual case.
No Experience Area
If your mass tort attorney tells you he or she handles it all, run. Years of learning about the intricacies of each medical device or drug are pertinent to mass tort cases. These cases can be extremely heavy on facts and dense with data. Mass Tort attorneys need to know the science of each product forward and backward.
It is a common and serious mistake when an unknowledgeable lawyer tries to litigate a case without fully mastering the science and research. Understanding the science is the only way to properly examine witnesses and build a narrative that a judge and a jury can understand.
The associates at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm painstakingly learn the details of every case we specialize in. They know all the specifics of the incident, the product, the plaintiff and other key players. This sets us apart and makes a difference at trial.
Refers Your Case to Another Firm
An attorney with little experience in the field will pretend to be interested in your case. He or she is just gathering details to make a referral. Then, they collect a fee, and you are passed around to different firms. To avoid this, when you reach out to your attorney, simply ask about the percentage he or she refers out. If the attorney is referring more cases than keeping, this is a big warning sign.
Also, be aware that attorneys often list different types of cases in their advertising. However, this can be misleading. Some may have a docket of one or two types of cases, but they are not currently handing every single type of case they advertise. Inquire about the breakdown of current actively handled cases. This will help determine if your case will be referred to another attorney. However, know that sometimes it is good to have several firms assisting your attorney in your case.
Not Speaking to an Attorney
When you call a law office, a qualified attorney should immediately return your call. At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, paralegals or legal assistants do not reach out to you. Our team of knowledgeable attorneys assists you first. They provide a free consultation on the best way to handle your claim.
Most of all, our law office is resourceful and dedicated to pursuing any compensation you are due. Because of this, we have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, such as inclusion on numerous Plaintiff Steering Committees. We will take whatever legal measures are necessary when fighting for your rights to damages.
Trust Our Team of Top Mass Tort Attorneys to File Your Lawsuit
To succeed in your mass tort case, you need a top attorney who is familiar with MDL proceedings and has the experience necessary to get you the compensation you deserve for your losses and damages.
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we stand apart from all other mass tort law firms since we put you first. We have experience, knowledge and drive to get you justice. We establish a cooperative relationship with our clients. If a defective drug or dangerous product harmed you or a loved one, contact us today.