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class action lawsuit

Post by wingnut73 » December 13th, 2011, 2:29 pm

Anyone heard anything about the Medtronics Fidelis lead class action settlement?

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Re: class action lawsuit

Post by Gordon » December 14th, 2011, 11:57 pm

I got a letter from my attorney saying that "they hoped we might see some payment about mid January" of course this will be after all leins and such are taken out. I'll be amazed if I get 2 bucks. eeekeeek
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Re: class action lawsuit

Post by wingnut73 » December 15th, 2011, 7:33 am

Thanks for the reply. I am in the exact same position. Awarded 5 figures, but after lawyers and VA gets paid I will not see anything!
Good lesson to me , Never again!

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Post by TruckerRon » December 15th, 2011, 4:12 pm

I just hope you guys don't end up footing a bill after the dust settles!
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Post by Gordon » December 15th, 2011, 5:58 pm

Anything I get is going to go into a savings account for a year or two, so maybe I can make a pinch of interest off of it before someone takes it away from me.
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Post by Gordon » December 30th, 2011, 6:40 pm

I recieved a check in the mail yesterday for a "partial payment" of which they held back 40% just in case someone decides they need the money more than I do and all the attorneys fees and such, I got $4646.40 out of $15,576.00 and may or may not get any more according to the letter.
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Re: class action lawsuit

Post by dplumb » January 3rd, 2012, 1:00 pm

Does anybody who has the defective leads get compensated or did you have to hire a lawyer. I have the recalled lead but have not had any problems. Am i just left out in the cold because i did not file a claim. what happens if it
fractures next week.

any answers would be very helpful

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Re: class action lawsuit

Post by notvaporlocked » January 4th, 2012, 12:46 pm

I am in the same boat Dave P is in. I am interested in the answer as well.

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Re: class action lawsuit

Post by wingnut73 » January 4th, 2012, 4:48 pm

I am not a lawyer, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
I think that the Class action settled that claim. There was some discussion about future claims. I will try to find it and post it.
Based on Gorden's and my experience its not worth the hassle. The Lawyers and subrogation get most of it!

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Re: class action lawsuit

Post by Debi » January 8th, 2012, 4:55 pm

The only people who get rich from those class action law suits are the lawyers. I was involved with the Dalkon Shield lawsuits many years ago (before the internet) and all I got was about $750.00 for all the pain and problems that it caused me.

I hope everyone here involved in this lawsuit comes out better than that.

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Re: class action lawsuit

Post by robyn » March 6th, 2012, 7:32 am

Hi,
Can anyone tell me if this class action is finished in the States. I' ve been approached by some lawyers in Australia who are looking to jump on the bandwagon.
By the sound of it, it all goes in the lawyers pockets anyway. We suffer and they benefit.
Any thoughts.
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Re: class action lawsuit

Post by mrag » March 6th, 2012, 9:19 am

In the US, typically these "class action" lawsuits are simply ways to enrich lawyers. You get $10 maybe and the lawyers submit fees of $34,000,000 PLUS costs! Then of course, the product you originally bought goes up $12. I'm not sure of the answer here, but I just keep reading "it was cheaper to settle than to fight it in court" which doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling that we are on the right path.

Usually, if you do NOT sign up to be part of the 'class action' you are entitled to still pursue the matter on your own. Since at that point there is probably little to sue for, you likely won't be able to find a lawyer that will handle the case unless YOU pay cash up front.

Having just "won" an incredible $18.74 in a class action lawsuit myself involving banks charging excessive transfer fees on foreign exchange, I feel somewhat of an expert of these matters, despite not remembering ever signing into the class ;-)
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Re: class action lawsuit

Post by ROBO Pop » March 6th, 2012, 1:24 pm

mrag wrote:Having just "won" an incredible $18.74 in a class action lawsuit myself involving banks charging excessive transfer fees on foreign exchange, I feel somewhat of an expert of these matters, despite not remembering ever signing into the class ;-)
My class action settlement consisted of a discount coupon to purchase a new unit from the manufacturer, and a bill from the classless attorney.
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