In January 2016, The Supreme Court ruled that companies that are the subject of a class action lawsuit cannot settle with an individual plaintiff before a class action is established.

According to a recent New York Times article, the 6-3 decision came as a surprise following a long line of pro-business and anti-class action rulings.  Previous rulings have increased requirements for filing a class action and imposed strict arbitration clauses which eliminated the option to file a class action lawsuit in some circumstances.

Defendants that bought-off the individual plaintiff before a class action could be established prevent the creation of a class action altogether, and made it difficult for other victims to file a claim.

Class Action lawsuits are critical for plaintiffs whose case many not be large enough to warrant an individual personal injury lawsuit (check Drug Guardians, prilosec lawsuit settlement). But when that person is one of many, class action status gives them the opportunity to join with other victims and collectively file a claim large enough to warrant litigation.

Consumers injured by prescription testosterone therapy drugs, commonly known as “Low-T” drugs have been seeking a testosterone class action lawsuit.

A class action has not yet been established for testosterone injury claims. Instead, Drug Safety Lawyers are filing individual mass tort claims on behalf of men who sustained testosterone heart attack and stroke injuries after taking AndroGel, Axiron and other prescription Low- T drugs.

A mass tort claim, like a class action, involves multiple plaintiffs filing suit against one or a few select defendants, but may cover a broader range of claims.

The Drug Safety Lawyers team is filing individual mass tort claims on behalf of men who sustained testosterone heart attack and stroke injuries after taking AndroGel, Axiron and other prescription Low- T drugs. The experienced legal team understands the importance a person’s right to file a claim against a corporation after suffering an injury or experiencing a financial loss-whether it’s a class action lawsuit or a mass tort claim. Free consultations are available to all individuals who may have experienced a testosterone heart attack or another serious adverse event from a prescription drug.

 

Jonathan Ostroff

Posted by Jonathan Ostroff

Jon Ostroff is the founder and named partner at Ostroff Injury Law, a personal injury law firm assisting people facing serious injuries due to a vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and product liability.