In recent years, the medical/pharmaceutical injury attorneys have become increasingly involved in multi-district litigation cases, including serving on the plaintiffs' steering committees that make important decisions regarding the strategy and direction of the litigation. Multi-district litigation is meant to speed the process of cases that may be complex. These types of litigation usually involve product liability suits where a large number of people experienced similar negative side effects after using a particular pharmaceutical or medical device.
Multi-district litigation, in contrast to class-action litigation, allows for each client's individual needs to be addressed while still enjoying many of the benefits that have traditionally been associated with class-action cases, such as the pooling of resources that may be needed to take on large, powerful corporations with virtually unlimited resources of their own.
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