Mass Tort Lawyers
Bringing Claims Against Corporations & Tough Defendants
When numerous people have been hurt by the same act of negligence, the injury lawsuits they file can be brought together into a mass tort, a class action lawsuit, or multidistrict litigation (MDL). By condensing or combining claims and lawsuits, dozens, hundreds, or thousands of plaintiffs can seek justice and compensation in a relatively brief amount of time. Mass torts are notorious for their complexity, though, as well as for the corporate litigation firms that usually defend them.
At Farmer & Klopfer, we believe in empowering the people with outstanding legal counsel that is experienced, successful, and aggressive. We are proud and excited to say that we have teamed up with Morgan & Morgan – “America’s Largest Injury Law Firm” – to help both local and nationwide clients find the support and representation they need for complicated, high-stakes mass tort cases. With our firms working together, there has never been a better time to start or join a mass tort or class action lawsuit.
Different Types of Mass Tort Cases
Mass torts can begin for many reasons. The underlying cause for them is that one accident hurts many people, or similar sets of circumstances do. In fact, dangerously defective products that hurt consumers are among the most common reasons for mass torts today.
Our mass tort lawyers are currently hearing from people who have been hurt by the following products, medications, and more:
- 3M earplugs
- Belviq (lorcaserin)
- Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate)
- JUUL vape devices
- Talcum powder products (J&J baby powder)
- Zantac (ranitidine)
- Paraquat herbicide
- Sunscreen with high levels of benzene
How Do You Get Compensation in a Mass Tort?
A mass tort case allows multiple plaintiffs to band together, share resources, discuss evidence, and form a “group” that wants to sue the same defendant or defendants for their damages. However, when a mass tort is approved, each plaintiff is referred back to their local courts to begin and manage an individual claim. By this method, every mass tort plaintiff can win or lose their case independently of the outcomes of any other case.
In contrast, a class action lawsuit takes all eligible plaintiffs and forms them into a single plaintiff class. A single case is managed for that class, so there might only be the need for one trial or one settlement. If the class wins, then everyone in the class wins, too, but the same is true if the class loses. Furthermore, if the class wins, then any recovered compensation is split among all class members, with the possibility that the lead plaintiffs will receive more than others.
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