Gibbs Law Group LLP represents clients in mass tort personal injury cases and is currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of men who have suffered from a heart attack, stroke, thrombotic event, or other serious side effects after taking prescription testosterone supplements. Millions of men in the United States have been prescribed testosterone.
Q: Is this a class action?
A: No, the testosterone cases will be nationally coordinated lawsuits called mass torts.
Q: How is a mass tort different than a class action?
A: In a class action, one or two individuals represent a class whose members all suffered the same injury due to the same conduct, such as when all owners of a certain car have to replace a faulty part. But in medical injury cases, individuals have suffered different injuries due to the same or similar conduct. A mass tort allows the court to handle some aspects of the case on a group basis, but each individual’s case is ultimately considered on its own merits.
Q: Where will my case be litigated?
A: Most cases end up in federal court where they are gathered up from around the country and placed in a single court before a single judge. Regardless of where an individual federal case is filed, it will be moved to the single court selected for the MDL. Similarly, depending on where the defendant is located there can be state consolidated lawsuits as well.
Q: Could I lose my right to bring a lawsuit if I wait too long?
A: Yes. The passage of time affects your rights. Each state has a set time period, known as the statute of limitations, in which to file a personal injury lawsuit. Returning the agreement will allow us to conduct a detailed investigation (if necessary) to determine what time limit applies for your case and take steps to meet it.
Q: Will I owe you any money if I don’t win anything?
A: If you don’t win or settle your case, you will not owe us any money.
Q: What will I owe you if I do win something?
A: If you win or settle your case, you will pay us a percentage of the award and reimburse us for costs. The percentage is a “contingency fee” that compensates us for the time and work that we put into litigating your case.or settling the case. We minimize your costs wherever possible and, because this is a mass tort that will be consolidated with similar cases, we are able to keep your costs low.
Q: How much money could I win?
A: We cannot predict how much money you will get, if any, and it is too early to develop any estimate.