There have been a significant number of Avandia settlements and many clients are now starting to receive settlement checks.
Incredibly, there are still a lot of potential cases that would be ripe for an Avandia settlement that is still sitting out there. These cases fall into two fundamental categories: (1) people who have not considered the potential connection between their heart or liver injuries and Avandia; and (2) people that, for whatever reason, are just hesitant to bring a claim.
The latter group – people who think they have drug injury claims and just don’t bring them – make up a much larger group than I think most people realize. You can break these people down into two categories too: (1) people with good reasons not to bring a claim; and (2) people with bad reasons not to bring a claim.
A good reason not to bring a claim is that you have a view of life that says essentially:
I don’t believe claims against drug companies are a good idea even if the drug company was negligent and/or reckless. Too many people think lawsuits are the answer to every problem in life and I just don’t want to be one of those people. You could tell me a settlement check is waiting for me at your office and I wouldn’t come and pick it up. Lawyers and lawsuits are the problem in this country.
In some wrongful death cases, people do not bring claims because their husband/wife/father/mother hated lawsuits and they think that cashing a settlement check would dishonor their memory.
I don’t agree with this worldview, obviously, for reasons that are not worth going into here. But people smarter than I do feel exactly this way. If you think you have an Avandia claim and you feel this way, you should not be bringing a claim.
But there also is a group of people out there who have been badly injured who could really use the money from a settlement who don’t bring a claim because they fear undue attention or because they worry about what someone else will think. This – plainly put – is an awful reason not to bring an Avandia claim.
At this point in the conversation, I would clearly be remiss if I did not point out that we are reviewing potential Avandia claims. If you want to talk to us about your claim and what an Avandia claim would entail, call 800-553-8082 and ask for Daniel or contact us on-line.