Class Action Lawsuits
Negligence pertaining to products, policies, or conditions is sometimes so pervasive or widely marketed as to affect whole groups of individuals. In such circumstances, complex organizational structure, technologies, allocation of resources, and legal strategies are necessary to prevail. At Bachus & Schanker, LLC
, our commitment to expertise and flexibility in these areas sets us apart in our ability to undertake even the most challenging of mass-tort cases. A product liability attorney at our firm can discuss the many aspects of taking part in a class action lawsuit with consumers in Colorado and throughout the country.
Broadly stated, a tort is a wrong for which a court of law will provide a remedy in the form of money damages or other relief. Negligent actions committed by people or corporations that result in injury or death to others are considered torts. Mass torts occur when a large number of people suffer similar injury or damage as a result of the same negligent or tortuous act.
Mass tort cases commonly stem from product liability claims. An attorney at our Colorado firm can help victims understand their legal rights and obtain compensation for their injuries.
A class action is a method for individuals, who have been the victim of a mass tort, to be joined together to prosecute their claims in a more efficient manner. A class action lawsuit is started by an individual who agrees to serve as the class representative. Once approved by the court, the class representative proceeds not only on his or her behalf, but also on behalf of the other members of the class action. A class action lawsuit provides strength in numbers. A product liability attorney at our Colorado firm can explain the other benefits of taking part in class action claim.
Current Class Actions
Below is a list of current class action lawsuits for which the attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC in Denver, Colorado are screening potential clients for participation:
Dangerous or Defective Drugs:
- Propulsid aka Cisapride
- Ephedra aka Ma Huang
- PPA (Phenylpropanolamine)
Dangerous Herbal supplements:
- Citris Aurantium (Synephrine)
- Aristolochic Acid
Before a class action lawsuit can proceed, the class action itself must be certified by the court by a finding that:
- The class action is the superior method of prosecuting the claim;
- The claims of the class representative are typical;
- The number of plaintiffs is so numerous that is would prevent joinder of all cases in one action and;
- The class counsel and class representative will adequately represent the interest of all class members.