Join a Class Action Lawsuit

Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 5:23 pm    

According to Johnson & Johnson has over 11 700 lawsuits pending for its talc products. These talc products cause ovarian cancer when used on genitals, underwear and napkins over a prolonged period of time. One law firm stated that it has commenced a class action against Johnson & Johnson over allegations that its baby powder product causes ovarian cancer. The main question to ask may be what is a class action lawsuit?

Put simply, it is action that allow courts to manage lawsuits that would otherwise be unmanageable. If each class member were required to be joined in the lawsuit as a plaintiff. Therefore, a class action is where multiple individuals are harmed by the purchase of a product. When this occurs a lawyer or team of legal professionals work together against the defending entity or individual.

Class Action Participants

A class action has 3 participants:

  1. The casual participant that joins but takes no active part in the litigation. They will get less compared to others at the end of a successful lawsuit;
  2. The active participant is usually a designated plaintiff who is hands-on in the proceedings. This person has the largest stake in the compensation awards
  3. There is an individual who has an active interest in the lawsuit. But this person chooses to take a private lawsuit to get compensation without anyone else.

Generally, a class action lawsuit requires more steps than in an individual lawsuit. It demands a greater standard of evidence and proof. Such proof must show that the defendant is responsible for the damage caused and injuries sustained. It is common for many lawyers to team up as the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff legal team. The additional steps means additional time is spent in court as testimony of each victim may be necessary during trial. In fact it is not uncommon for a class action lawsuit to last for a number of years.

To become a participant of a class lawsuit contact a lawyer handling to the claim.



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