Why Should I File a Mass Tort?

Why Should I File A Mass Tort?

You should have expert mass tort lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen file a mass tort lawsuit for you if you have been injured by a product or drug that has caused many other people similar injuries because you can obtain financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages, and more by doing so.

What Is a Mass Tort?

A mass tort is a lawsuit that allows multiple plaintiffs who have suffered a similar injury because of the same product or drug to sue the same defendant(s) for any damages caused by the product or drug. These lawsuits are often consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL), where all trials are overseen in the same court by the same judge for the sake of efficiency.

Examples of mass torts include paraquat, firefighting foam, Zantac, and Philips CPAP machine lawsuits. The common link between these lawsuits is that they all allege that these products injured multiple plaintiffs in a similar fashion.

Paraquat lawsuits allege that the common herbicide paraquat has caused Parkinson’s disease in many people. Firefighting foam lawsuits allege that AFFF firefighting foam has caused cancer in many people. Zantac lawsuits allege that Zantac (ranitidine) has caused cancer in many people. Philips CPAP machine lawsuits allege that many people have suffered injuries such as respiratory illnesses and cancer from inhaling degraded foam in the CPAP machines.

What Can I Be Paid for in a Mass Tort?

If you have been injured by a defective product or drug, you may be eligible to be financially compensated for multiple damages in a mass tort lawsuit, including:

Medical bills: If you’ve been injured by a defective drug or product, you have likely accrued many medical bills regarding treatment for your injury. These bills may be huge and difficult to pay, especially if you’re unable to work due to your injury.

You may also be facing long-term medical bills in the future, maybe even for the rest of your life. You can receive financial compensation for any past or future medical bills in a mass tort lawsuit.

Lost wages and loss of earning capacity: If you’ve been injured by a defective product or drug, your injuries may have left you unable to work. You may be eligible for financial compensation for any time from work you’ve missed due to your injuries in a mass tort lawsuit.

Your injuries may also leave you unable to do your current job for the rest of your life, or may even leave you unable to work, period, for the rest of your life. A mass tort lawsuit may end up compensating you for any loss of earning capacity due to your injuries.

Pain and suffering: Those who are injured by defective products are eligible under California law to recover damages for any pain and suffering resulting from their injuries.

How Do I Get Paid in a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

Most mass tort lawsuits are settled out of court. In a settlement, the plaintiff and defendant agree to a specific amount of money that the defendant will pay the plaintiff.

Mass tort lawsuits occasionally fail to settle out of court. When this occurs, plaintiffs typically get paid after a judge or jury renders a court verdict against the defendant. Experienced mass tort lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen can represent you in court if the out-of-court settlement process fails.

What Is the Advantage of Filing a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

Those who file mass tort lawsuits have the advantage of shared discovery.

The discovery process in a lawsuit is the process of obtaining evidence through depositions, document requests, interrogatories, etc. The discovery process can be a very expensive and time-consuming one, as it takes a lot of time to gather evidence and can cost a lot of money to hire experts.

However, mass tort plaintiffs can share evidence gathered during the discovery with one another. This means that, by filing a mass tort lawsuit, you’re not just going to have the evidence your own lawyer gathered supporting your case. Rather, you’re going to have evidence gathered by hundreds or perhaps thousands of lawyers supporting your case, making your case that much stronger.

How Much Do Mass Tort Lawyers Cost?

Most mass tort lawyers, like Nadrich & Cohen, are contingency fee lawyers.

Contingency fee lawyers only charge a fee if they recover financial compensation for their clients. The fee is simply a percentage of the compensation obtained. No fee is charged if no compensation is obtained.

This means that it will not cost you any money out of pocket to hire mass tort lawyers to represent you in a mass tort lawsuit.

Contact the Mass Tort Lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen

Our experienced mass tort attorneys have been successfully representing mass tort clients since 1990. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients during that period of time. California law holds companies financially liable for injuries that their defective products or medications cause, and we have the experience and know-how to hold them responsible for their actions.

Call us today or contact us online for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured by a product or a drug. We won’t charge you a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you.