When a Defective Product Harms People in Multiple States

When someone is harmed by a faulty or dangerous product, it is often the case that others have been or will be injured by the same item. In today's economy, that might mean injured people across the state, in a whole region, throughout the nation or even worldwide. Each injured party only knows of his or her own case, however, so a defective product that is widely distributed may result in a patchwork of claims being filed in various different courtrooms.

Typically, these claims will ultimately be consolidated into a class action or other multiple-plaintiff case in a single jurisdiction. However, a wide variety of complex legal issues can arise in multidistrict litigation.

Attorney Anthony M. Fazzio, founder of the Fazzio Law Firm in Lafayette, Louisiana, is honored to represent clients in multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving product liability.

In practice since 1975, Mr. Fazzio is board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has garnered numerous accolades. He has been rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, listed in Best Lawyers and named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Louisiana. Government officials, judges and other lawyers have all retained Mr. Fazzio to advise them in matters of complex litigation.

MDL Demands Advocates of the Highest Caliber

In multidistrict litigation, similar cases are consolidated for the purposes of discovery and hopes of a global resolution. The cases are assembled in a particular place, typically in whichever judicial district has the capacity for dealing with thousands or tens of thousands of claims.

Periodically, the plaintiffs' side and defendants' side will each select cases to be tried. If one side or the other becomes predominantly successful in its theories of the case, it often leads to a resolution.

The structure of MDL calls for law firms that have both the extensive skill and manpower to fully develop evidence and otherwise act as the plaintiffs' representatives. The litigators themselves are drawn from the highest echelons of legal advocacy and are often considered among the most respected trial lawyers in the country.

Whether you were injured by a product that was poorly designed, mis-manufactured or lacking a fair warning of its dangers, you have legal recourse. If you would like to retain Mr. Fazzio's services in a multidistrict case, he will be happy to take your call.

Contact Us Now to Arrange a Complimentary Consultation

To arrange a complimentary consultation with Mr. Fazzio, call our Lafayette office at 337-366-0919 or contact our firm by email.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.