Whenever there is actual or proposed litigation involving a drug or product, a nationwide campaign by certain out-of-state law firms start a proliferation of ads on cable television soliciting the cases with the usual promises of easy money.
Most of these ads are designed to acquire as many cases as possible in order to place them in an actual or proposed class action where a race is always on in order for some firms to be on the plaintiffs committee where members receive the biggest share of any attorney’s fees.
Ads for Xarelto, Pradaxa, mesh screen, 1BC Filters, opioids, birth control devices, etc. are some of the current attempts to solicit as many potential lawsuits as possible throughout the United States.
The small print that moves quickly across the television screen at the bottom usually solicits the cases for law firms in Texas, California, Mississippi, etc. To date no Tennessee law firms have openly engaged in this form of cable television advertising that are shown in the Chattanooga market.
Some put a required disclaimer at the bottom that they do not suggest that they provide better legal services than other law firms “but some offer promises of how easy it is to receive compensation without going to court” is another example of advertising that goes beyond the original intent of the United States Supreme Court decision in 1978.
Having a local attorney you can reach and personally talk to when you have a potential case is a better alternative than calling an 800 number and get a sophisticated call answering service.
I encourage you to buy local products and hire local, reputable attorneys!