When a large number of people have been similarly harmed by the same product, their claims may be joined together in a class action.
The expense of litigation, especially against a large corporation, may be burdensome for an individual seeking compensation for the harm caused by a faulty product; but when the claims of a large number of people are combined, a civil action becomes a cost-effective option, and its chances of success are increased.
The subjects of consumer class actions have ranged from defective automobiles to dangerous drugs, from fraudulent advertising to price fixing.
Class Action Alert: Wrestler Injuries
The WWE has for a long time subjected its wrestlers to extreme brutality; used misinformation and deception to prevent its wrestlers from understanding the dangers; and did not stop matches even when wrestlers had been injured. Sports-related concussions . . . it’s not “new news.” Not too long ago, former football players reached a settlement with the NFL in which the NFL agreed to put aside $755 million to pay future claims involving brain damage suffered by players as a result of repeated concussions during their years of play.Continue Reading…
The expense of litigation, especially against a large corporation, may be burdensome for an individual seeking compensation for the harm caused by a faulty product; but when the claims of a large number of affected people are combined, a civil class action becomes a cost-effective option, and the chances of success are increased.
The subjects of class actions have ranged from defective automobile parts to the illegal off-label promotion of drugs, from fraudulent advertising to price fixing, from unauthorized charges to undiagnosed concussions.
The class action lawyers of Pogust Braslow & Millrood have experience in pursuing just compensation for those classes of individuals harmed by unscrupulous corporations or businesses. Just because the perpetrator of the fraud or illegal action is an organization with billions in assets and dozens of lawyers, that doesn’t mean individuals and their families have to simply suffer through the injustice. Let PBM stand beside you while you assert your rights as a consumer or member of an aggrieved class in one of the following types of actions.
All too often we hear about businesses that rip-off customers by making false promises, using false advertising, or having hidden terms in their contracts. Banks entice people to sign up for credit cards and without informing customers of the excessive or hidden fees. Insurance companies sell policies that seem to offer protection against loss, but when it comes time to pay a claim they deny or delay or take cover behind convoluted language of exceptions and exclusions. Telephone and internet scammers take advantage of innocent consumers, tricking them into signing up for programs that wind up costing money, through automatic charges, that the consumer simply cannot afford and did not authorize.
PBM is dedicated to protecting the rights of all citizens. We’re just as outraged as you are about businesses that try to take your hard-earned money through fraud and deception.
Borrowers often feel at the mercy of lenders, but borrowers have rights too. What debt collectors can and can’t do are explicitly spelled out in very specific laws stating when, how and where they may contact you about what you owe. Finance companies or collection agencies which have a culture or policy that ignores these consumer protections can be held accountable in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of all of their customers who were victims of the unfair or illegal practices. Let PBM help you assert your right to be free of harassment by debt collectors.
Even leagues and owners of professional sports teams have been guilty of making money at the expense of their players’ health, sometimes by hiding research and statistics that prove they are making unreasonable demands of their athletes. Other times, the concern for increased profits and continued entertainment outweigh the concerns for safety, and the athletes are encouraged if not forced to continue to play through injuries. PBM has experience advocating for the rights of professional athletes, including holding the WWE accountable for brain injuries sustained by pro wrestlers.
You’re Not Alone
You may be hurting physically, your family may be suffering financially, your ego may be bruised and your hackles raised, but chances are good that you’re not alone and there are others in your same situation. The class action lawyers of Pogust Braslow & Millrood will stand behind you and beside you as you demand the fair and legal treatment you deserve under state and federal laws. Call 1-888-348-6787 or send an inquiry through our online form.