If you or a loved one has been unduly harmed or injured because of another’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation as a part of a mass tort claim. A mass tort is a compilation of individual claims against the same perpetrator. Different from a class action suit, each claim of a mass tort is handled individually so the recovery and compensation is specific to that particular individual.
Common cases have included nursing home injuries due to poor policies or management, mesothelioma cancer due to asbestos exposure, and defective medical devices. During mass tort claims, one firm often represents multiple plaintiffs, enabling a pooling of information and resources and resulting in an in-depth investigation of claims. In these cases, the plaintiffs will need to ask the court for permission to file a single lawsuit. The court then considers the amount of plaintiffs involved, where they are located, the injuries sustained by each plaintiff, and whether their claims are associated with the same cause or product. The court will then decide if the case warrants a mass tort suit, and if it does, the mass tort will be assigned to one judge. Since all of the cases are somewhat similar, the cases can also be consolidated into one or two jurisdictions, quickening the process of receiving compensation.
If you believe that you or a loved one was injured as part of another’s wrongdoings, and you believe others have experienced the same fate at the hands of the same person or company, please do not hesitate to reach out to Levine Lyon & Eisberner LLC’s attorneys so that we may help you receive the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in a manner that is very similar to other individuals due to the same misconduct, you may have the right to file a lawsuit that is part of a mass tort claim. We will give you an assessment of your claim and help you decide if filing a mass tort suit is your best chance at receiving that compensation.