When a group of individuals has been injured or harmed by a given product or incident, the Boynton Beach mass tort attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo have the skill, experience, and resources to seek justice and fair compensation through a legal process known as mass torts. To find out if you have a mass tort case, contact an injury lawyer in Boynton Beach today.
Definition of a Mass Tort
The Boynton Beach mass tort lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo handle many types of mass tort litigation, including:
- Pharmaceutical products
- Medical devices
- Products and other devices
- Toxic torts involving environmental and catastrophic events
A mass tort is a collection of individual claims filed by multiple people against one or few defendants. All of the people who filed the claims are seeking damages for injury or harm caused by a product or an event (such as an environmental spill). Although mass torts are similar to class actions, the important difference between mass torts and class actions is this: each mass tort plaintiff has an individual and unique claim and distinct damages.
Listed below, you will see some of the specific products that fall under the categories above.
Pharmaceuticals are supposed to help cure, treat or prevent illness and disease. Unfortunately, sometimes these products cause harm rather than help and could potentially be dangerous. Current mass torts involving defective pharmaceuticals include:
- Antidepressant birth defects
- Low Testosterone Medications
- Workout supplements
- Yaz® & Yazmin®
Medical devices are developed to protect us and enhance the quality of life, but when medical devices fail or are defective, it can lead to devastating injuries or even death. Currently, many medical devices warrant the attention of a Boynton Beach mass torts attorney including:
- DePuy Hip Replacement Recall
- Stryker Hip Implant Recall
- Trans-Vaginal Mesh Failure
Products and Devices
Mass torts can include everyday products that have been deemed unsafe or harmful after the product has been released to the public for mass consumption. Examples of previous product mass torts include:
- Malfunctioning Air Bags
- Faulty Tires
- Children’s Products / Furniture (cribs, strollers, etc.)
- Suave Keratin Treatment
Environmental Hazards/Catastrophic Events
Environmental hazards can range from asbestos exposure to pesticides for premises liability. Whenever a group of individuals is harmed by toxins or toxic exposure, it can result in a mass torts claim. Examples of toxic tort cases include:
The only way to know if you have a case is to call a Boynton Beach mass torts lawyer for a review of your claim.