What is a contingency basis?
Attorneys are only paid once you reach a settlement or verdict. We want claimants to be as comfortable as possible filing their claim, and ensuring there are no out-of-pocket costs to them is part of that. You can pursue justice without any required upfront payments.
I’m afraid I’ll end up with nothing or very little.
There are no out-of-pocket costs for filing a claim; you pay nothing unless you win. If a settlement is awarded, the only payment will be to your attorney for their legal services, with the rest in your hands.
What are Attorney Liens?
An insurance policy for attorneys that, if a client fires a law firm from a specific case, the firm still receives compensation from a future settlement or verdict reached by the client working with another firm. This is a common practice, so attorneys are still paid for their initial work, ensuring their invested time and efforts are rewarded.
What is Health Insurance Reimbursement?
Some health insurance companies may require reimbursement by law. However, everyone’s policies are different, and it may be too early to know whether or not you will have to reimburse your insurance company.
What if I have unpaid medical bills?
Medical expenses may be considered if you’re awarded a settlement or court judgment. After you are compensated, what you do with your money is your decision.
The attorney isn't located in my state, is that going to be a problem?
Multidistrict litigations are a federal procedure for handling cases where cases from any district or area of the country with a common issue are all handled together in one singular location. While there are still possibly a few problems that must be resolved, we do what we can to ensure no major roadblocks for you or your attorney.
Do I have to go to court?
There is only a small chance your case will go to court. In mass torts, only a few cases are tried in court, and those outcomes determine settlement negotiations for the remaining cases. Your lawyer will negotiate a settlement on your behalf based on the outcome of these trials in most cases without you going to court.
What are Multidistrict Litigation Fees?
As these cases are handled in one location, the court does “common benefit” work or research applied to all cases involved in the suit. These fees compensate for this work and are split among all clients in the suit.
I don't feel comfortable giving out too much information.
Our organization is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant, and our employees are trained to handle your data securely. This same training is essential for all healthcare providers and organizations handling personal information. We do everything we can to keep you and your data secure.
I don't have time to be a part of this.
Taking part in multi-district litigation doesn’t require a significant amount of time on your part. There are few requirements beyond speaking with your attorney about the facts of your case. Filling out new forms or providing relevant medical records may still be asked of you, but there is likely to be little else to be done on your part.
I don't want my doctor to get into trouble.
These lawsuits are filed against drug or medical device manufacturers, not healthcare professionals. Outside of very specific circumstances, the only involvement your doctor may have in this litigation is to provide medical records, except in cases where you’re specifically filing a medical malpractice claim.
What’s the time frame/how long will this take?
Mass tort litigations are a complex process that may take time to resolve. Settlements usually occur within one to five years but sometimes take longer. This is to ensure thousands like you are able to claim the same compensation and pursue their own justice.
What happens if I die before the case is settled?
If a client dies and cannot be reached, their claim does not become void. The litigation will continue, and their family members will be awarded compensation should a settlement occur. Despite this, we hope this never comes to pass, and you are able to get the justice you deserve.