A mass tort can also arise when a drug company produces and markets a defective pharmaceutical that causes serious injuries or death to patients who take it.
When multiple people suffer the same type of harm due to the same product or action, they may band together and initiate a class action lawsuit.
A class action is a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of plaintiffs who share similar injuries. The lead plaintiff in the case represents the entire class.
In some instances, the harm caused by a mass tort is so great that it affects the immediate victims and future generations. For example, if an oil spill contaminates a large body of water, the ecological damage may not be apparent for years.
In such instances, those harmed may file a mass tort claim against the responsible party seeking damages for current and future harm. Mass tort cases can be complex, and it is essential to consult with an experienced attorney if another’s negligence has harmed you. TruLaw is one such mass tort law firm that can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
What Are the Most Common Types of Mass Tort Claims?
Many people have been injured by defective drugs or goods marketed to thousands of customers. Following a major catastrophe, they might also be filed, such as a plane crash that kills hundreds of passengers.
If the drug is dangerous due to a design, development, or manufacturing flaw, the manufacturer may be held liable, as the pharmaceutical drug’s distributor could. You can learn more about drug safety, and recent recalls on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.
A product liability lawsuit is another typical class of mass tort. A defective product may be the source of a product liability claim. Our product liability attorneys have brought cases against faulty automobiles, medical devices, e-cigarettes, talcum powder, and other consumer goods. In addition, the Consumer Safety Product Commission provides information on updated and cautionary recalls.
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