A mass tort attorney is skilled in presenting litigation related to cases where multiple clients have been injured as the result of another party’s negligence. Oftentimes, mass tort cases are filed against large companies such as airlines, railroads, pharmaceutical companies, or manufacturers.
Those who have been exposed to the negligence of the injuring party may suffer a wide range of damages differing in severity. Injuries may be physical, financial, or emotional in nature. When a mass tort lawsuit is filed, the injured seek financial compensation for their losses.
So, what do mass tort attorneys do? They seek financial compensation for their clients, all of whom experienced similar injuries at the hands of a negligent party.
What Is a Mass Tort?
A mass tort is a legal action in response to a wrongful act that causes harm to a number of people. A mass tort is comparable to a class action because it involves multiple individuals whom a negligent party has harmed. However, there are differences in how the plaintiffs are awarded compensation for their losses.
Examples, where a mass tort lawsuit may be filed, include:
- Production of a pharmaceutical that has harmful side effects that cause injury or illness to a large group of people
- Creation of a medical device that malfunctions, resulting in injured individuals
- Development of a defective product that causes physical injuries or economic harm to many people
- A commercial airliner crash that kills or injures many people because of the airline’s negligence
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, pharmaceutical, or other devices, fill out the contact form on the Morgan & Morgan website for a free case evaluation.