Richmond, TX asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Texas

Q: Is 8 yrs a bit much for a civil suit to carry on with a pharmaceutical company & little communication with the lawyer?

I am not even aware if he put me on my own suit or lumped me into a class action. Only communication ever is me emailing a inquiry once a year to them and usually the same reply. Waiting for negotiation. How many years does this take and shouldn't I hear about this from the attorney? Be somewhat active in the "negotiations" or at least hear about the amount he's shooting for?? Thank you. I did find out that I was lumped into the class action, now the time-line makes sense. I was told I would done solo but apparently the Paralegal gave me incorrect information. Thanks again, you certainly cleared up questions I could not get from the firm.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. These cases could take longer than other types of injury cases, such as less complex car accident cases. An individual case could become one of hundreds in ongoing multidistrict litigation. Cases could be reassigned from one judge to another. Some issues can be contentiously fought, sometimes going to the Supreme Court. Because of the large pool of litigants nationwide in some of these cases, there is often a great deal at stake. Only your attorney could meaningfully advise you what the timeline looks like, but in general, these cases can move slowly. Good luck

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