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What Is a Mass Tort?

In a mass tort, multiple claimants file lawsuits against one or more defendants for injuries caused by a common product or service. Mass torts often involve injuries caused by pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and environmental contaminants.

Although they are consolidated, each case is evaluated individually. The injuries sustained and their severity may differ, but the common thread is that a single product or service is to blame.

How Do Mass Torts Differ From Class Actions?

Mass torts and class actions are similar in that they both involve numerous plaintiffs. However, the manner in which the claimants are treated differs significantly.

  • In a class action lawsuit, plaintiffs are part of a group, or class, that’s represented collectively by a representative from that group. Everyone in the class is considered to have suffered the same harm or loss due to the defendant’s actions.

The claimants in mass torts, on the other hand, are treated individually. Not everyone has suffered equally, and therefore the extent of the damages is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Why File a Mass Tort?

Mass torts are an effective and efficient way for plaintiffs to achieve justice:

  • They demonstrate the wide-ranging negative consequences endured by the victims
  • Because the preparation that goes into one case can be applied to others, the process can be streamlined
  • Mass torts hold the corporations accountable that have endangered families, which can promote positive changes within that company or even industry
What Damages Are Available in Mass Torts?

The type and quantity of damages available in mass tort lawsuits varies. However, with the help of our attorneys, you may be able to recover:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Long-term care and physical therapy
  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Disfigurement
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other relevant damages
Why Morgan & Morgan?

All law firms are not the same. When you hire us, you’ll get:

  • More than 30 years’ experience fighting For The People, not the powerful corporations and institutions that seek to deny your rights
  • A law firm with a proven track record of success that includes over $13 billion won 
  • An army of hundreds of attorneys collaborating across the country to get you the best results
  • Around-the-clock access to our legal team and consistent updates throughout the process

What’s more, hiring us is free. We get paid only if you win, and our earnings are a fraction of the settlement or jury verdict we obtain.

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