A mass tort is defined as a civil action that involves multiple plaintiffs against a single, or multiple, corporate defendants in a state or federal court. It is believed that mass torts date back to the 1960s when lawyers defended multiple accident victims regarding those involved in airplane accident claims. Since the 1960s many high-profile cases developed in relation to products liability torts, mass toxic torts and pharmaceutical mass torts, just to name a few.
At the law offices of Simien & Simien, LLC, our mass tort attorneys and staff have assisted victims of mass tort claims for many years and have the legal experience and resources to help fight for the greatest compensation you deserve. Over the years, our legal team has assisted thousands of injured victims, and have discovered, the sooner accident victims seek legal guidance, the better. By doing so, it will enable our attorneys to gather critical evidence and documents needed to formulate a robust case against the negligent entity.
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Types Of Mass Torts
Due to the fact that mass torts are brought on by a large group of individuals who have been injured on a large scale by the same company, they are typically consolidated into one courtroom under a single judge. These cases will also permit an attorney, or group of attorneys, to represent the injured victims in individual cases. These attorneys can conduct individual investigations, while also using a nationwide network of attorneys to gather their evidence, resources and other findings.
The following includes some common types of mass torts:
Agricultural Mass Torts
Local farmers often rely on larger agricultural corporations to supply them with seed and materials to grow and harvest crops, and produce goods. When these companies act negligently they can cause serious problems to small farmers, therefore costing them their livelihood.
Defective Products Mass Torts
If you have been injured or suffered significant financial loss as a result of a defective product, the large company that caused the losses and damages must be held responsible. These cases may include, baby toys, exercise equipment or auto parts like Takata air bags.
Defective Medical Device Mass Torts
While many medical devices are used each day on patients, a number of these devices may be defective. This may result in further surgeries to correct or replace the previously implemented device. By doing so, it may set the patient back financially, mentally and physically. When this same device affects dozens of people, cases may be grouped into one courtroom.
Mass Disaster Torts
Mass disaster torts occur when multiple people suffer injuries from a large scale accident, such as a train, bus or plane crash, or a building collapsing. When this occurs, cases may be consolidated into one courtroom.
Mass Toxic Torts
Toxic torts occur when injuries or diseases are caused to a group of people as the result of exposure to a certain chemical. Individuals may be exposed to toxic chemicals through their place of work, in their home, from the environment, from consumer products or from pharmaceuticals.
Pharmaceutical Mass Torts
When a group of people are harmed by a dangerous drug, they may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturer, seller or distributor. Some common dangerous drugs include, Accutane, Actos, Celebrex, NuvaRing, Oxycontin, Ritalin, Viagra, Yasmin, Yaz and Zoloft.
As mass torts may arise when any individual, or large company brings harm to a large number of people, there are dozens of types of mass torts that may occur. If you believe you may have a case, which may fall in the above categories, or you believe it may be a mass tort, we welcome you to contact us today.
Contact Our Louisiana Mass Tort Claim Lawyers Today
If you or a member of your family has been injured as a result of a company or manufacturer’s negligence, and are seeking legal guidance, our firm is prepared to help. At Simien & Simien, LLC, our legal team has great sympathy for all injured victims and has the experience and resources to begin helping you today.
With offices in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our attorneys are able to serve injured victims throughout Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
We offer our services on a contingency fee basis. This means that our lawyers will not charge you for their services unless a favorable verdict or settlement has been established and you recover your damages.
To learn more about our law firm, or if you have been injured by a large corporation or manufacturer, we urge you to call us today at 866-208-9311, or complete the Free Case Evaluation located to the right of this page.