The term ‘Mass Torts’ simply means that there was an act of negligence on the part of an individual or a company that resulted in many people being injured or causing death. An example would be a drug company that produced a drug that was not thoroughly tested and as a result people were injured. Samples of Mass Tort Claims are:
- Improperly tested drugs
- Vehicles with safety hazards known to the manufacturers but not recalled
- Use of hazardous materials in houses (i.e., lead paint, insulation, etc.)
- Medical devices causing injury due to faulty engineering
Personal injury law firms handling mass tort litigation must be involved in a network of nationwide lawyers who work together to bring the negligent parties before the Court. Because there are usually so many claimants, the settlement can ultimately be made by a Court that is a total sum divided by the number of claimants.
Because the general public doesn’t usually know about these types of cases, it is important to be informed.