Mass Torts

If you are injured by a dangerous medication, defective medical device, or exposure to a toxic substance, you deserve compensation from the companies responsible for your injuries. These injuries can result in substantial medical bills, physical and mental pain and suffering, lost wages, temporary or permanent disability or even death.

You Deserve Justice

Overwhelming medical expenses and an inability to work due to injuries resulting from a defective or dangerous product can cause stress and financial disaster for you and your family. In severe cases, your injuries can lead to the loss of your job, your home, medical insurance coverage for you and your family, and in some cases, your life. Do not allow a corporation to get away with harming innocent individuals.  Zebersky Payne, LLP is dedicated to ensuring that you and your family obtain the justice you deserve by holding companies responsible for their actions in developing, marketing, selling, and distributing a dangerous or defective product. 

How Mass Torts Litigation Works

When a defective or dangerous product injures a large group of people, the injured persons often consolidate their individual claims together. This results in a mass tort claim, which involves numerous plaintiffs bringing lawsuits against one or more responsible parties or defendants. Since all of the injured plaintiffs have the same goal – to recover money damages for their injuries from a defective product – the individual lawsuits can proceed together for most of the litigation, or until the cases go to trial.

A mass tort claim results in substantial savings in time and costs by allowing the pre-trial discovery process for each individual claim – such as depositions, production of written documents, and other evidence-related matters – to be accomplished collectively. Once these pre-trial proceedings are complete, however, the mass torts cases are scheduled individually for trial. This procedure allows each claim to be tried separately based on an individual’s specific injuries, which may differ in substance and severity from one plaintiff to the next. A mass torts case differs from a class action lawsuit [link to class action page] in that many separate lawsuits proceed to trial, as opposed to individual claims that are litigated in the same trial.

Common Examples of Mass Torts

Some common examples of mass torts include defective medical devices or dangerous or bad medications. Other mass torts arise out of disastrous circumstances such as toxic environmental spills, plane crashes, or bridge collapses, where a large number of people are injured or killed. The nationwide tobacco company litigation is another example of mass torts litigation.

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Given the enormity of mass torts litigation, and the hundreds or thousands of injured victims involved across multiple jurisdictions, it is essential to choose legal representation with the time, resources, and specialized skills to effectively advocate on your behalf. Zebersky Payne, LLP has a long history of successfully representing injured individuals through mass tort litigation. We take pride in our ability to litigate major cases against manufacturers and/or distributors that injure individuals through their negligent or fraudulent practices. It is our goal to stand up for the individual, no matter how powerful the opponent, to fight for justice and fashion an effective campaign against the defendant(s).

For an individual consultation regarding your potential mass torts claim, contact Zebersky Payne, LLP today.  Our award-winning personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the complex personal injury landscape in the dogged pursuit of justice.  

 


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