Do I need a Mass Torts Lawyer?
America’s civil justice system is built on the belief that those who knowingly wrong others should be held responsible for their actions. But what happens when an act of greed, incompetence, or laziness affects thousands of people? Our legal leaders have created mass tort cases for this very reason. Read on to learn more.
What is the Difference Between Mass Torts and Class Action?
In both class action lawsuits and mass torts, there are many parties who have sustained injuries or experienced defects as a result of negligence. However, in a mass tort case, each injured party is considered an individual. Mass torts are commonly used when the injuries or severity of damage for each party is inconsistent or very different. By contrast, those in class action lawsuits are represented by one plaintiff and considered one collective individual.
Are Mass Torts Common?
Unfortunately, corporate greed and negligence have created diverse opportunities for compensation. You may have heard about some of the following cases:
- Hernia Mesh: Negligence from many pharmaceutical companies have caused hernia mesh materials to fail at least 30% of the time, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This can result in patients having longer hospital stays, increased pain, additional ailments, missed work, and costly treatments. Mesh products continue to be recalled, and juries are awarding compensation to victims.
- Monsanto/Roundup: Commonly used by home gardeners, landscapers, and farmers, Roundup was once considered the go-to weed killer, but in 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) determined glyphosate, a chemical used in Roundup, was “probably cancerous.” However, this was a finding Roundup’s former parent company, Monsanto, knew. This resulted in millions of dollars in compensation for deserving victims.
- 3M Earplugs: 3M won a contract with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to supply earplugs to our nation’s military men and women. However, in 2018, the company was ordered to pay the DOJ $9.1 million for knowingly selling defective plugs. Today, tinnitus, or ear ringing, is the most commonly reported disability by service members, and compensation for this suffering — and deafness — is working its way through the courts.
Hiring a Mass Torts Lawyer
What Can I Do?
If you suspect you or a loved one are the victim of mass negligence in the cases listed here or another type such as Zantac, Essure, Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, Shower to Shower body powder, etc., feel free to contact our legal team. There are a select number of law firms across the nation who are bringing these cases to court, and our firm can act as your local liaison to ensure you are given the compensation you deserve. So call us today to schedule a no obligation case review at (866) BAD RXRX (223-7979), (86) I SUE YOU (478-3968),(844) 411 KING, (411-5464), (954) 227-7269 or (954) 998-0075 Text. The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. are here to help.