Class-action lawsuits – Can they help you?Written by Charles Essmeier
The recent withdrawals of prescription medications Vioxx and Bextra from marketplace due to safety concerns has class-action lawsuits in news again. What is a class-action lawsuit? If you have been wronged, can a class-action lawsuit help you?
A class-action lawsuit is one in which a single law firm or attorney represents a group of individuals who have been wronged in some common way. The wrong may have come in form of physical harm from a commercial product or perhaps in form of financial harm done by a company misleading public in some way. In early 1990’s, class-action lawsuits were filed on behalf of women allegedly harmed by silicone breast implants, and now attorneys are filing class-action suits on behalf of people allegedly harmed through use of Vioxx and Bextra.
There are advantages and disadvantages to class-action suits. The primary advantage is that they allow a group of people, perhaps numbering in thousands, an opportunity to have their case heard in court without each of them having to file a separate lawsuit. If thousands, or even tens of thousands, of people filed individual lawsuits against same company for same reason, courts, both at Federal and state levels, could become hopelessly clogged with nearly identical cases. Another advantage is that it allows people who may not have individually suffered enough harm to justify a lawsuit by themselves to seek compensation
Why Drug Abuse is RampantWritten by Karen Nodalo
In almost all over countries across world, drug trafficking issues are dealt with and are most difficult case to resolve. Every year, rate of drug abuse cases and trafficking has been mounting from its number. Be it young or old, it chooses no one. No matter how heavy punishments were implemented, still government found it to be very impenetrable to stop such case.
The government finds remedy to this matter. Most drug cases involve minor entity especially out-of-school youth so they find it very hard to trigger. They lack knowledge and education for use of prohibited drugs. Young minds’ curiosities are harder to comprehend and figure out. It is hard to cease because as long as there are hidden resources, still it spreads out unnoticed. Drug issues are immediately to be solved because it is an auxiliary in bringing out other pertinent and relevant cases such as murder and slaughter cases.
Annual news about increasing number of addiction continues to inflate. How do we stop these cases? The public and media have been very immune to hearing this inexorable problem and it appears to be not so very surprising at all. The larger it gets larger chances of inviting associated tribulations not only in community but for whole.
Drug prevention programs or anti-drug campaigns have been implemented and focused on but still, it is to no avail. Minor children who are in sheer addiction are subjected to isolation and rehabilitation. Why do these children involve to these problems at such a young age? The main reason for that matter is because they lack attention and guidance at home and society. Treating children is a sensitive and crucial part. Every little change in environment catches their attention and draws out to what they think is right. Peer pressure comes along with losing family ties that makes them feel unwanted in community. Discrimination is also another factor that affects them emotionally. When they feel indifferent from other youngsters especially those with a higher standard of living, they tend to seek attention resulting to mental, social and emotional distractions.