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Empowering Individuals in the Pursuit of Accountability with Paraquat Lawsuits

Apr 20, 2023
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
Paraquat Lawsuits

Lawsuits are one way to help find justice for those who have been impacted negatively by paraquat herbicide. And while individual lawsuits can be too expensive for the average citizens, the law provides an alternative option through mass torts. These lawsuits are designed to help private people seek compensation without going bankrupt in the process.

And by holding corporations accountable for their actions and negligence, individuals are not just able to receive adequate compensation for their injuries and pain, but also demonstrate that no matter the size of the company, those businesses still need to provide adequate warnings, show proper care and safety measure, and not engage in deceptive practices.

Being involved in a mass tort lawsuit

Mass tort lawsuits are an effective method for a group of people to combine their efforts and experiences, in order to shine a light on the industry’s practices, seek fair compensation and demand changes to the business practices, in order to prevent further harm.

Law firms are generally the ones spearheading these types of lawsuits, typically beginning with a case evaluation of the various individuals, and then a follow-up investigation, based on the initial information and evidence from the affected individuals.

During the case evaluation, the different plaintiffs will provide medical records, sit down for interviews, share their testimony and evidence, in order for the law firm to establish whether or not there are legal grounds for pursuing an actual case.

This process typically then is followed up by consultations with experts, analyzing the potentially guilty companies and their products, as well as explore the current rules and regulations wheel dealing with product warnings and safety protocols. This process can take some time, but a thorough investigation helps build a strong foundation for holding the companies accountable.

After the law firm finds an adequate basis for a continued case, in other words, believe there are a good chance of the mass tort resulting in a valid and legal claim, they will then file lawsuits on behalf of the different individuals who are participating in the mass tort, against the company, or companies, responsible for manufacturing, distributing, or selling paraquat. This stage thus initiates the legal process and formally brings the allegations to the attention of the court.

Depending on the specific details of the lawsuit, there might already be developed a complete legal strategy, or it might be further developed during this stage. This involves gathering more evidence, preparing the different arguments, and identifying the legal ramifications to pursue.

From here a few things can happen. The defendant might be interested in negotiations and a settlement, in which case the law firm will work on a fair and just compensation package for their clients.

In case the defendant maintains their innocence, it might be necessary to bring the case to trial, which can be an involved process, but where the law firm will present a compelling argument for the judge and jury, in order to demonstrate the companies’ liability and seek compensation for the damages suffered by their clients.

If you are interested in learning more about your options, wish to enquire about an ongoing mass tort lawsuit, or have any other questions regarding this topic, please contact Shamis & Gentile, P.A. today for a free consultation or case evaluation.

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