Mass Torts

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Victims of corporate negligence can recover damages against liable parties in mass tort lawsuits. Large groups of injured people bring these types of claims, which are effective in preventing future harm by raising awareness and holding the responsible parties accountable. Our mass tort attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to handle these complex and challenging cases.

If a negligent company caused you to suffer injuries, contact our Birmingham mass tort lawyers to get started with your recovery.

What Is a Mass Tort?

A mass tort is a negligent act that causes harm to a number of people in mass. Amass tort action is not a single lawsuit – it is a combination of injury cases brought by multiple plaintiffs against a single defendant for the same act. Mass torts are similar toclass action lawsuits, but there are a few differences. In class action lawsuits, a single suit is filed on behalf of a group of “similarly situated” plaintiffs. Class action plaintiffs sign away their rights to individual lawsuits when they join the class. With mass torts, multiple similar cases are combined into a single trial, but each case is treated individually. The benefit of mass tort lawsuits is that plaintiffs can save time and money by pooling legal resources.

In situations where a class action cannot be certified, mass tort litigation is used. Since plaintiffs may not all reside in the same place, these cases typically involve multidistrict litigation.

Some Types of Mass Tort Cases

Mass tort claims can be brought against a liable party for a variety of reasons.

Typically, a mass tort lawsuit will fall under one of the following categories:

  • Asbestos
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Bridge Collapses
  • Car Defects
  • Chemical Spills
  • Dangerous or Defective Products
  • Defective Products
  • Diesel Fuels
  • Disaster Torts 
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Mass Accidents – airplane crashes, cruise ship accidents, work site explosions, etc.
  • Medical Device(s)
  • Medical Implants
  • Pesticides
  • Polluting Materials
  • Product Defects
  • Silicone Breast Implants
  • Surgical Meshes
  • Toxic Torts 
  • Train Accidents
  • Unsafe Pharmaceuticals

When one negligent act or a singular wrongdoer injuries so many people, mass tort cases are an efficient way for individuals to influence massive safety changes. Mass tort cases help us all improve standards for industries and companies.  

Contact A Birmingham Mass Tort Lawyer

Mass tort cases can help make enormous health and safety changes across the country – potentially saving lives. If your individual case becomes part of a mass tort lawsuit, it could mean providing a world of help for others as you pursue justice for yourself.

Contact a qualified Birmingham mass tort attorney today at Bodewell Injury Group for help!

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