Sometimes, many people suffer injuries from the same cause. If a company sells a defective or dangerous product across a widespread market, it can result in numerous injuries before proper recalls and warnings occur. While each injury victim can file their own injury claim against the liable corporation or party, it can save resources and make the process more streamlined if the injury victims band together.
Mass tort litigation addresses cases involving many plaintiffs who all have substantially similar injury claims against the same party. These cases are often highly complex and technical, and every injured plaintiff needs an experienced mass tort attorney representing them. Contact Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers to discuss your situation and how we can help.
Common Mass Tort Cases
Mass tort litigation is also commonly known as a class action or toxic tort claim.
These cases can involve many injury causes, such as:
- Pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biologics
- Talc and asbestos
- Agricultural products and GMOs
- Foods and beverages
- Tobacco and vape products
- Cosmetics and personal care products
- Pesticides and chemicals
- Vehicle parts, including tires, airbags, or brakes
- Consumer products, furniture, technology, and recreational equipment
- Building materials
- Premises liability, such as balcony or building collapses
All of the above have the potential to injure many people, and they can combine their legal matters into one case called multidistrict litigation (MDL).
What is Multidistrict Litigation?
Multidistrict litigation arises when plaintiffs have cases in different federal district courts, and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decides to consolidate the cases and assign one judge to oversee the majority of the legal process. MDL seeks to increase convenience and decrease costs for both parties to the litigation and the courts, as all plaintiffs can utilize the same discovery process, evidence, and other resources throughout the case.
In many cases, the parties settle following discovery due to the strength of the evidence supporting the injury claims.
If certain plaintiffs do not settle, they might return to their original district court for trial. If they settle, all of the plaintiffs share the proceeds. This can eliminate the chance that a jury will find against an individual plaintiff if they refuse to settle. Seek the advice of your mass tort lawyer before accepting or declining an MDL settlement offer.
Recent Mass Tort Cases
New mass tort cases constantly arise. Recent ones are or might soon include:
- CPAP and Bi-PAP machines
- Paragard intrauterine devices
- Surfside Condo collapse
If you or a loved one suffered harm due to any of the above - or any other type of dangerous product or premises, you should not wait to discuss your rights with an experienced mass tort litigation lawyer.
Contact Our Florida Mass Tort Attorneys for More Information
The legal team of Nicoletti Accident Injury Lawyers knows how to represent clients with injuries from dangerous products and other forms of negligence. Contact our firm today at (727) 845-5972 to learn more and get your free case evaluation.