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Interested in Filing a Pharmaceutical Class Action? Know the Rules First

You know what the pharmaceutical company did wrong. You may be convinced that the drug manufacturer’s failure to warn you about a medication side effect led to your serious injury. Your doctor may agree with you. Your Internet research may indicate that others have suffered similar side effects from the same medication. Yet, a court is not just going to take your word for it and award you damages. Instead, you and the others who join the class action are going to need to prove your case, and you are going to have to do so by following the court rules.

Three Rules You Should Know Before You Get Started

Before you pursue a pharmaceutical class action case in Wisconsin it is important to know that there are rules as to:

  • Who can file a case. This person is known as the lead plaintiff.
  • When a case can be filed. The statute of limitations applies to class action cases.
  • How damages are distributed at the time of settlement or verdict. While every plaintiff may be entitled to damages, the exact amount may be based on the plaintiff’s specific injuries.

Of course, other rules also apply to each phase of a pharmaceutical class action case in Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, or other parts of Wisconsin. For example, there are court rules about filing pleadings, about discovery, and about recoveries that are important to know.

These Rules Don’t Have to Confuse or Overwhelm You

There are rules that apply to every lawsuit, and class actions are no exception. However, you do not have to worry about every rule. Instead, you can find a pharmaceutical class action lawyer you trust to help you navigate the complicated web of rules and protect your rights.

Please find out more about your options today by watching our free videos and starting a free, no-obligation online chat with us now.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham