5 FAQs about Class Actions Lawsuits in Ohio
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Holding large companies accountable can be intimidating. But the law, fortunately, allows people in similar circumstances the opportunity to level the playing field by banding together in either a class action or mass tort.
Our attorneys are veteran trial lawyers and have handled mass torts and class actions across Ohio. Our team will thoroughly explain your legal options if you suspect your claim is eligible and can assist with all aspects of your claim or lawsuit.
If you or a loved one were hurt in any of the following or some other class action or mass tort, we can explain your eligibility and how to secure max compensation.
Some of the current class action & mass tort cases we’re handling include:
Class action lawsuits are brought on by a group of people who have been harmed by the same company, product, person, or other entity. They are an effective way to manage complex litigation involving many individuals and give a case strength in numbers.
In a mass tort claim, one attorney or a group of attorneys can represent numerous people who were injured by a particular product, like a dangerous drug or defective medical device.
However, each person retains his or her own individual claim rather than becoming part of a single claim as in a class action.
Mass torts allow you to be represented as an individual and pursue your own case but also pool resources with other attorneys and plaintiffs handling similar claims.
This makes litigation more efficient and cost-effective because you retain the ability to come to an individual settlement or verdict that you don’t have to divide among other plaintiffs.
Mass torts are frequently used in cases involving dangerous medications or faulty medical devices. For example, you may have taken a prescribed drug for years, only to discover years later that it causes heart problems.
Additionally, poorly designed, manufactured, tested, and labeled devices can contribute to significant pain and loss. What makes the situation even worse is when these items are used nationwide. The effects can be widespread and affect thousands, or even millions, of people.
When a group of people is harmed in similar circumstances or injured by the same product, they may combine their legal efforts in one of two ways: a class action or mass tort claim. While there are important differences, the main benefits of pursuing either are to lower costs, pool resources, and pursue larger financial recoveries.
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio personal injury lawyers represent individuals, groups, and classes of all sizes to get the compensation they deserve.
With more than 500 years of combined experience and a long history of fighting for injured Ohioans, we can help you understand your rights and successfully guide you through a class action or mass tort claim.
At KNR, we ask, “what more can we do?”
Our statewide practice is designed to make going through a mass tort claim or class action lawsuit in Ohio more convenient and accessible. With 12 Ohio locations, KNR is a call or click away.
KNR also serves Ohio’s rural counties & conducts consultations via Zoom.
To determine if your case qualifies, you should reach out to one of our attorneys. They can evaluate your case and let you know if it meets these requirements.
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Compensation in a class action claim varies considerably based on the injuries involved and the overall harm done. These cases are typically resolved through a settlement or court award, but a mass tort or class action should allow you to recover compensation for:
There is no standard way to calculate a class action or mass tort settlement or verdict, but a lawyer can help you understand what you may be entitled to and the best way to go about pursuing compensation.
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Mass torts and class actions allow injured people to pursue the compensation they need from companies with large teams of attorneys. At KNR, our legal team is just as dedicated to protecting your interests.