If you or a loved one has been injured by a product that has also injured many other people, you may be eligible to file a mass torts claim. In mass tort actions, one company is typically sued by a group of individual plaintiffs based on injuries caused by a single common product.
You may already be familiar with high-profile mass tort actions frequently in the news like Roundup. This Monsanto product is currently the most popular herbicide in the world for agricultural use as well as commercial and residential landscaping.
More than 42,700 plaintiffs claim Roundup causes a cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A majority of their lawsuits allege that Monsanto deliberately falsified documents and hid information from consumers that glyphosate — the main ingredient in Roundup — can be harmful to humans.
Hundreds of lawsuits have also been filed against JUUL, claiming that the e-cigarette maker’s products are defective and dangerous. Plaintiffs also allege that JUUL marketed its products to minors, thereby promoting nicotine use.
Mass tort suits are different from class action suits. In a mass tort action, each injured party has an individual claim and will receive a separate trial. In a class action, many plaintiffs are not considered individually and there is only one trial.
Mass torts and class actions are specialized areas of the law and you need an experienced mass torts/class action law firm on your side to fight for your right to be compensated fairly for your injuries.