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With a long history of success in mass torts and class actions, we have a hard-earned reputation for being able to handle high-stakes and high-complexity litigation. Because of our history and our extensive experience, when you contact us to discuss your situation, you can rest-assured knowing we have answers to your most complex questions. We also have the resources to guide you through the most challenging legal territory. From no matter where you are in the nation, we have the resources to assist you in a mass tort or class action.
We can advise you during a free consultation about which path may be best to pursue maximum compensation. A mass tort is a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few corporate defendants. Mass torts may include:
While there are benefits to being a member of a class action, as a member of a “class” in such an action, you will be awarded the same amount as the rest of the members of your class if you win your case. In a mass tort, on the other hand, you will be one of many plaintiffs and you will have the advantage of many allies as you would in a class action, but in a mass tort, if your case is successful, you will be awarded compensation that is tailored to your needs.
We have handled innumerable cases involving class actions and mass torts. When you contact us, we will help you determine which path affords you the best chance of success.
Toxic torts are injuries in which plaintiffs claim that exposure to a chemical caused an injury or disease. Exposure can occur from:
Common chemicals in toxic tort cases include:
Common diseases in toxic tort cases include:
If you have catastrophic injuries or have developed a life-altering disease as the result of toxic exposure, you may be particularly interested in pursuing mass tort litigation because you may need individualized compensation to cover your costs.
The term “products liability” covers a variety of situations. In some cases, people may be injured by defective products such as pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. In other situations, the injury could result from a defective product sold through a chain of distributors for household use. For example, a defective furnace or boiler could release dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide or explode and injure residents of an apartment building, creating products liability for the manufacturer, distributor, and seller.
All of those individuals or companies in the chain of distribution can potentially have products liability toward a person who has been injured by a defective product. The list of potential defendants in product liability lawsuits may include:
These persons or companies may have product liability to the ultimate consumer, whether that person purchased the item from them, received the product as a loan or as a gift. An experienced product liability attorney knows how to use product liability law to sue all the parties that may be legally responsible for the defective product.
Products liability comes to play in mass torts because one product, such as a defective drug or medical device, may have injured thousands of consumers. There are many possible theories of liability. For example, attorneys sometimes refer to inadequate instructions or warnings as “marketing defects” leading to lawsuits. Marketing defects are basically flaws in the way a product is marketed. This can include:
In these cases, skilled attorneys will argue that the manufacturer knew or should have known that the product would likely cause injuries. Even though the company may have had reasonable information to suspect their product was dangerous, they failed to adequately warn the consumer about the problem. In such a case, and in many others, you may be entitled to compensation for your challenges. Call on our experienced attorneys to help you get the justice you deserve and to be your guides through the mass tort process.