Mass Tort litigation is a fairly new area of law which has been created out of advances in production and distribution of products.
A Mass Tort is when many people are injured in a similar fashion by the same product. Since the victims experienced a similar situation, it allows their claims to be heard together.
Mass Torts can be distinguished from other personal injury claims by three distinctive features. First, a Mass Tort involves large numbers of claims that are linked with a single product or company like OxyContin claims and Tainted Tissues claims. Second, despite the number of claimants, there are factual and legal issue commonalities. Third, there is a value interdependence between the different claims.
Some examples of Mass Tort litigation include product liability claims, large business antitrust claims and large scale manmade disasters (e.g., apartment fires, industrial plant explosions, airplane crashes).
When a product that is released to the public turns out to be dangerous and causes serious injuries, the injured deserve to be compensated for resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
If you, or someone you know, is a potential claimant for a Mass Tort case, please contact our office at (404) 761-1212 or (770) 964-2847 to speak with an attorney.