You may be wondering, “What is a mass tort?” However, you may have at least seen examples of mass torts on television. Commercials discussing legal action taken against companies and government agencies that committed one or more acts of negligence that caused illness and injuries air throughout each day. Two examples of mass tort legal actions concern the Bayer herbicide Roundup and the Marine Base called Camp Lejeune.
In both cases, a class of plaintiffs filed a lawsuit seeking monetary damages for the serious health consequences suffered because the defendant committed one or more acts of negligence. In the Roundup case, the mass tort action claimed Bayer exposed property owners to dangerous toxic, cancer-causing chemicals. The Camp Lejeune mass tort alleges the United States Department of Defense exposed soldiers stationed at Camp Lejeune to water contaminated with harmful substances.
At Morgan and Morgan, our mass tort attorneys help clients determine whether they should file an individual lawsuit or join a mass tort lawsuit that covers the same legal issues. We stay on top of the developments of every mass tort lawsuit to help our clients decide if the time is right to join other plaintiffs. To learn more about filing or joining a mass tort lawsuit, schedule a free case evaluation with one of the experienced lawyers at Morgan and Morgan.