What is a Mass Tort?
Basically, it is an action when many people have suffered similar harms due to the use of a defective consumer product, medication or medical device. They however are quite complex and necessitate the help of an experienced and skilled personal injury mass torts attorney. A Coral Springs Mass Torts Lawyer like Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire working with his associate counsel throughout the United States can help to protect your rights and recover compensation while holding the responsible parties accountable for their negligent actions.
How Mass Tort Lawsuits Work
Before a mass tort action can be pursued, the plaintiff’s lawyer must first file a petition with the court for permission to file. The court will then consider multiple factors before it will be granted, including the number and location of the plaintiffs, what caused their injuries, and how similar their injuries are to each other. Should the test be met, the mass tort action may then proceed in what is called a M.D.L. or Multi District Litigation. It is simply the name for a federal case management procedure that the similar cases all over the country are transferred into one place to be litigated.
Common Types of Mass Tort Actions
Many mass tort claims typically involve pharmaceutical injuries (severely harmful and non-disclosed side effects from drugs), defective consumer products or medical devices, and environmental issues involving contamination or toxic chemicals. Some common claims include:
In these types of cases, the plaintiffs are litigating against large corporations that have substantial financial resources. As such, they are extremely costly and often require a lot of science to prove the complaints in order for them to be successful. That’s why an individual really cannot pursue a mass tort on their own. Mass tort litigation therefore makes the process much more efficient for discovery and in fact can help to make some claims even stronger.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto for this product which is now owned by Johnson & Johnson. Roundup is the world’s most popular herbicide used for both home and
industrial use. Its’ primary ingredient is glyphosate, which is a chemical that has been linked to cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other blood cancers. In 2015, the World Health
Organization issued a warning that glyphosate likely causes cancer. Despite the finding, the company failed to warn consumers. In July, Johnson & Johnson resolved about 75% of the cases nearing $10 billion in a global settlement. As such, if you or a loved one have used Roundup and developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and or other blood cancers, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Coral Springs Roundup attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire. He and his legal team can review your claim and provide you with an evaluation at no cost. Time is limited—so don’t wait and contact us today at (866) BAD-RXRX (223-7979), (866) I SUE YOU, (478-3968), (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 Text or email@example.com.
Several defendants are the subject of mass tort litigation involving hernia mesh where individuals had more than one surgery to correct their hernia; thousands of claims have been filed. When someone suffers a hernia, the mesentery is torn, allowing a small portion of the intestine to protrude. Hernia Mesh is a medical device that is used to repair the tear and hold the intestines in place. Unfortunately, they have caused multiple types of injuries, including migration of the mesh, adhesion, bowel obstructions, perforations, shrinkage, infections, pain, and reoccurrence of the hernias. Many of these problems require additional surgeries for repairs. An experienced hernia mesh lawyer like Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire and his law firm, The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. can evaluate your case for free. We will then explain your rights and gather the medical records to see there is a viable claim for damages. Contact Coral Springs Hernia Mesh attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire. He and his legal team can review your claim and provide you with an evaluation at no cost. Time is limited—so don’t wait and contact us today at (866) BAD-RXRX (223-7979), (866) I SUE YOU, (478-3968), (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 Text or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Shower to Shower
body powder, have been the subject of thousands of lawsuits. Talc is a mineral substance
that occurs naturally. Unfortunately, it is frequently found in areas that have large deposits of asbestos which is a known carcinogen. The manufacturers knew for decades that its talcum powder products contained asbestos, but hid this information from the public. Many people who have routinely used talcum powder as a part of their hygiene processes have subsequently developed cancer. If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer which required surgery after using these talc based products for years, you may have grounds to file a claim against for financial compensation. Contact Coral Springs Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Body Powder attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire today. He and his legal team can review your claim and provide you with an evaluation at no cost. Time is limited—so don’t wait and contact us today at (866) BAD-RXRX (223-7979), (866) I SUE YOU, (478-3968), (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 Text or email@example.com.
Ranitidine or more widely known as Zantac is a popular drug that has been used for years by people who suffer from acid reflux and heartburn. Zantac and its many generic versions, helps to reduce the production of acid in the stomach. Unfortunately, it has been found to have unsafe levels of NDMA. NDMA is a known carcinogen that has been linked to multiple types of cancer, including abdominal, bladder, brain, breast, colon, intestines or rectal, kidney, liver, lung ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, stomach, testicular, throat, nasal or esophagus and uterine cancer. Consequently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S.D.A.) recently asked that all manufacturers withdraw their ranitidine drugs from store shelves in the United. States; the drugs had already been pulled from the U.K. in 2019.
If you or a loved one have taken Zantac or another ranitidine drug, and have subsequently developed one of the cancers outlined above, call attorney Coral Springs mass torts lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire and his legal team so they can review your claim and talk about the legal options. Moreover, Evan is a member of federal bar which is important since most mass tort claims are filed outside the State of Florida. The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. also co-counsels with attorneys throughout the country to assist with the litigation so you don’t have to find an out-of-state lawyer for the case to continue. So call Coral Springs Zantac attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire today. He shall provide a no cost evaluation. In fact, there are no upfront attorney’s fees or costs unless a settlement or court award are reached! Time is limited—so don’t wait and contact us today at (866) BAD-RXRX (223-7979), (866) I SUE YOU, (478-3968), (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 Text or firstname.lastname@example.org
3M earplugs claims involve specifically the dual-end earplugs that were issued to military service members to wear in combat zones between the years 2013 thru 2015. Regrettably it had a defect causing hearing loss and tinnitus. As a result, many soldiers and veterans were affected. If you or a loved one has suffered from hearing loss, tinnitus, or other hearing problems after serving in the military and using the 3M earplugs, you may have grounds to file a claim to recover compensation. Why don’t you let The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. evaluate your case at no obligation. There are no attorney’s fees or costs unless there is a court award or settlement. What do you have to lose? Call Coral Springs 3M Earplugs attorney at (866) BAD-RXRX (223-7979), (866) I SUE YOU, (478-3968), (954) 998-0075 Text, (954) 227-7529 or email@example.com.
Damages in Mass Tort Claims
Regardless of the type of claim that you may have, each plaintiff will suffer varying degrees of harm. That means the damages to each individual may vary. The best part of a mass tort case is that your particular claim is not likely to go in front of a jury. Everyone knows that litigation is quite stressful. Plus since there are many similar claims, even if your case is not as strong as others, you claim in essence is “protected by the herd”. Meaning, the defendants will not necessarily pick apart your case piece by piece. Their goals are to resolve as many claims as possible by way of a global settlement. Once that process has been completed, both the plaintiff and defense attorneys will formulate a scale to determine what recovery shall be provided to individuals based on their specific damages. That may include economic and noneconomic damages, including medical expenses, income losses, treatment costs, pain and suffering, mental anguish, among others. If you accept the settlement, the case ends there. Alternatively if the proposed settlement offer is rejected, you would have to try your own specific mass tort case at a jury trial which will likely be outside of Florida.
If you or a loved one has suffered a harm due to a mass tort, not necessarily just the ones referenced, there may be legal grounds to file a lawsuit and receive financial compensation. Coral Springs Mass Torts lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. and his legal team, along with his associate counsel located throughout the U.S., have the experience and skill to handle these types of matters. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation so that you can learn more about your rights. Furthermore, The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. takes on Mass Tort claims on a contingency basis. That means, there are no attorney’s fees and or costs due unless there is a recovery or court award. Call us at (866) BAD-RXRX (223-7979), (866) I SUE YOU, (478-3968), (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 Text or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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