Class Action Litigation For Consumers
We have all had the experience of purchasing a product in the marketplace only to find that is defective. But what happens if the item is dangerous and causes injuries? And what if this item is systemically unsafe and causes injuries to numerous purchasers?
In some cases like this, multiple parties who have suffered harm from a dangerous product in the marketplace can bring class-action lawsuits.
At Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP, our attorneys represent clients in California and throughout the world in consumer class-action claims.
We have the experience and organization to bring a class together and fight to get our clients the compensation they need. Our lawyers will walk you through your case to make sure you get whatever compensation is available.
What Is A Consumer Class Action Case?
A consumer class-action claim is similar to a regular products liability claim, except it involves more plaintiffs.
In any product liability claim, a product is introduced to the marketplace that is inherently dangerous, whether because of a design defect, a manufacturing defect or a failure to warn of a product’s dangers. Someone buys the product and suffers injuries using it. Then the injured party brings a lawsuit against the responsible party to recover the cost of medical bills and other damages.
In a class action, multiple people purchased the same product and suffered similar injuries. Rather than bringing many individual lawsuits against the same manufacturer or retailer, a class action provides the opportunity to combine the multiple cases into a single class, and bring one unified lawsuit.
At Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP, our attorneys handle consumer class-action claims that can involve:
- Dangerous products, which can include everything from a dangerous power tool to beauty products that cause infections and illnesses
- False or deceptive advertising that can mislead consumers about what they are buying
- Hidden fees or costs that are not properly disclosed
- Data breach, which can expose customers to theft, credit fraud and other serious problems
Our lawyers can bring a class of plaintiffs together, petition for class status, and bring a successful case against a designer, manufacturer or retailer that caused damages to consumers.