Encino Mass Torts Lawyers
Aggressively Serving Clients in Civil Actions Against a Common Party
In many cases, individuals across the state or country suffer similar personal
injuries incurred through the wrongdoing of one or a few companies or
entities. These individuals then have the legal right to file personal
injury claims against the entity responsible for those injuries. This
is what is referred to as a civil wrong or “tort” handled
in the civil court system as opposed to a criminal wrong handled in the
criminal court system. When these individuals band together unifying their
common claims against the opposing party, these claims are bundled together
in a “mass tort.” Mass torts involve all of these injured
parties as they seek compensation for the damages to which they may be
personal injury law.
If you believe you have sustained injuries through the negligent or harmful
actions of another party that are common to many other individuals, you
may be able to become part of a mass tort action. At
Vahdat & Associates, we can review and evaluate your individual case to determine if you have
a valid claim that qualifies. Our firm only handles personal injury cases,
whether those injuries have been caused by the harmful behavior of one
single other individual, a group, or a large corporation. We have gained
vast knowledge and experience in this practice area because of our exclusive
concentration in working such civil issues on a daily basis both inside
and outside the courtroom.
Reach out to an Encino mass torts attorney
online or at
(888) 523-1698 to discuss your potential injury claim in a free consultation.
Mass Tort Claims & Litigation
Mass torts have become common in cases where many individuals have sustained
common injuries from
defective consumer products, dangerous pharmaceuticals, and failed medical devices. When many individuals
file separate cases against the company responsible for these products,
their lawsuits can be consolidated. They may then be handled in what is
referred to as “multi-district litigation,” or MDL. This leads
to a specific federal court whose job is to oversee and manage the overall
litigation in serving these individual claimants and the opposing party.
The benefit of mass torts is that they allow individuals who cannot afford
the legal expenses involved in singly prosecuting a claim against a large
corporation that has huge financial resources. Because their claims are
similar, these individuals will then all benefit from one discovery process
used by their attorneys to gain the information and evidence needed to
prove their allegations. The discovery process involves both sides exchanging
information, evidence, and witnesses to be used at trial.
These cases also commonly involve the use of experts who will provide testimony
that will support their claims against the opposing party. Expert testimony
is another huge expense that one individual alone could most likely be
unable to afford. As part of a group, however, each individual will benefit
from sharing the cost of this factor. Overall, the entire group will benefit
from sharing all the expenses of bringing a claim and litigating against
the other side.
Examples of Mass Torts
Many large corporations have been defendants in mass tort litigation. Examples
of these cases include:
- Claims of cancer caused by Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup
- Claims of cancer caused by asbestos
- Claims of cancer caused by the heartburn drug Zantac
- Claims of medical complications such as chronic pain, sexual dysfunction,
and more caused by the use of hernia mesh products
- Claims of cancer caused by the use of talcum powder
- Claims of bone fractures and kidney damage caused by acid reflux proton
Compensation sought in such cases include settlements for medical costs,
loss of wages or income, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering,
emotional distress, and more.
Bring Your Potential Mass Tort Claim to Vahdat & Associates
If you or a loved one has sustained some type of injury from a product
that is common to many other claimants, you should discuss your situation
with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Our firm provides representation
in mass tort actions. You can get started by learning where you stand
in this matter and what your legal options may be going forward in a free
We are available
online or at
(888) 523-1698 to schedule your consultation in which you can get your questions answered.
Contact us today.