Afraid to Sue a Big Business for Hurting You? Don't Be. A case Study by Brian Loncar & Associates Proves It's Possible
Brian Loncar & Associates show us two examples of how you shouldn't be afraid of big companies and take the steps to sue them whenever you - the consumer - feel like you're being taken advantage of.
How big do I mean by "big companies?" Let's try the NFL - the most lucrative league in the world, and Bayer - the pharmaceutical giant. The following case studies touch upon two very different cases, but the underlying reasons standing behind people who have decided to go after them are very similar.
Brian Loncar & Associates - a Texas-based law firm specializing in protecting victims' rights in a wide variety of cases - describes the recent class action lawsuit and settlement as a sign that big, make it huge, companies are not that safe in their way of doing business.
Quite recently, several former NFL superstars (players) filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL, accusing the League of not being upfront and honest about the risks of the big-hit-promoted style of playing the game.
The players who suffered from multiple concussions have experienced various long-lasting effects and consequences that can be considered "life altering."
We all know that football is tough, and that even on an amateur level, you can get hurt. But the problem here is that the NFL promoted, even glorified, hard hits as the highlights of the sport, effectively encouraging the players to adapt it as their style, while at the same time failing to inform the players about the long term consequences they can face because of it.
Long story short, the case ended with a $745 million settlement that would be paid to players in compensation.
Brian Loncar & Associates say that this represents a huge win for the clients and proves that tackling even a giant like NFL is possible if you have evidence and can prove that you are, in fact, the person who's right.
Brian Loncar & Associates on Bayer and Their "Wonder Pill"
The NFL is not the only brand that isn't as invincible as it may seem. The other giant, actually even bigger than the NFL, is Bayer HealthCare.
Earlier this month, Brian Loncar & Associates explained how the number of lawsuits against Bayer continues to grow, and how the company fails to implement any actions that would prevent future lawsuits, and what's more important, protect their customers.
This is all about a medicament named Yaz - a birth control pill. This niche in pharmaceutics is full of pills with various side effects and a range of well known dangers that women using the pill have to be aware of.
However, Yaz is in a league of its own. Primarily, Yaz was advertised not only to serve its birth control function, but also to treat acne and alleviate the symptoms of PMS. It became an instant hit.
It wasn't long, though, before women using it experienced serious, life-threatening, side effects. There are documented cases of strokes and multiple blood clots causing pulmonary embolism.
This was the tipping point. Lawsuits started pouring in. However, this time, it wasn't a class action lawsuit. In this case, the victims are chasing Bayer individually.
As Brian Loncar & Associates report, over 11,000 Americans have filed suits against Yaz and similar products. And the sole fact that Bayer is a $40 billion in revenue giant isn't protecting them from losing these lawsuits.
What to Do if You're the One Victimized
The above case studies teach us one main thing. Just because a company is big, even a giant, doesn't mean that chasing them to get back what's yours isn't possible.
Therefore, if you feel victimized and cheated by a big company, the place to start would be:
# Make sure you are right. Chances are that you can get ridiculed at first when trying to chase a big company, and it's your responsibility to get through this and do your research to make sure that you are, indeed, right. Even if we look at the NFL and Bayer cases, we could say that people should know better and understand the risks beforehand. However, this still doesn't matter in the big picture because the companies in question unarguably made huge mistakes that hurt a lot of people.
# Did the producer concealed vital information? Some companies are willing to do everything to achieve their goals and this includes concealing vital information that could have impact on the sales. This is exactly what Bayer did.
# Find other people who experienced the same problem. It's always easier to act together, both for getting to the bottom of the problem and to arrive at the best strategy.
# Are you ready to follow through with this completely? This is by far the most important question. Once you take the first step, turning back isn't a good idea as it can cost you serious money.
# Get an experienced law firm. Sorry, no way around this one. There were very few cases in history when people sued a big company successfully on their own, as told by Brian Loncar & Associates.