If you have watched television, streamed a movie, spent time on a social media platform or even searched for something online you have probably seen endless advertisements from trial lawyers hunting for plaintiffs to join various class action lawsuits. Common targets are consumer products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and chemicals, but what they all have in common is that they are seen as vulnerable by trial lawyers who put together a coordinated campaign to denigrate major companies and sue them for all they are worth.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys rake in hundreds of millions of dollars every year by leveraging a meticulously devised and time-tested system of outside experts, marketing agencies and non-profit organizations – paid to launch coordinated strikes against companies perceived as vulnerable. These attorneys and their lawsuits are not fighting for changes in law or consumer protections to safeguard the public, but they are using and abusing our judicial system in order to obtain significant personal wealth and status.
Now, don’t get me wrong -- companies should be held accountable for product safety and negligence in proportion to the true harm and damage, but most of the mass tort lawsuits today are simply orchestrated campaigns that aim to extort defendants and make trial lawyers rich.