Mass tort litigation allows groups of people who have suffered harm in a similar way to pool their resources to hold a large corporation accountable for their injuries.
When a person is injured by a product or the actions of someone else (a “tort”), a personal injury lawsuit often follows. The media often covers these cases as jury verdicts often reach into the tens of millions of dollars. The personal injury lawyers at Javerbaum Wurgaft have helped many injured plaintiffs recover millions of dollars for their injuries.
While representing a single plaintiff in a single tort case is a relatively uncomplicated process, it becomes more complicated when many people are similarly injured by a single product, act, or event. In these cases, the situation extends beyond a simple personal injury lawsuit into a “mass tort”.
Mass tort litigation allows a large number of plaintiffs, who share similar injuries caused by the same product, to have their cases heard and tried concurrently. One of the most common sub-categories of mass tort litigation is a class action lawsuit. However, mass torts cover a much broader range of claim types than just class action. Mass torts allow different plaintiffs with unique injuries to maintain their individual lawsuits, yet combine resources to pursue their individual claims.
Current cases include Truvada, RoundUp, JUUL, Valsartan, talcum powder, and many others. Contact us for more information on these and other mass torts.