In the past, our blog has focused on product recall cases which have changed the lives of many families and individuals. When these recalls happen and many lawsuits are filed against the companies involved, these cases will often be grouped together and handled as one case. These are called mass tort cases. What is a mass tort, and how is such a case handled?
Mass tort cases can be settled in many different ways. Some cases may be filed as a class action. Class action suits are when many individuals suffered the same injury or loss from a product. When this is filed, only a limited number of those involved in the case get to agree on what settlement is accepted. While this is the type of case that most people are familiar with, it is not always the best way for individual parties to receive their full compensation for their losses.
Another option when a mass tort case is filed is a multi-district litigation (MDL). When a MDL is filed, multiple cases are presented at once but each plaintiff still holds the right to control their own settlement, and each victim receives compensation for their own unique injuries and losses.
Mass tort cases should not be entered alone, without the guidance of an experienced attorney. Dealing with a personal injury case can be upsetting and overwhelming enough, and a law firm with a track record of helping their clients can help you have confidence as you move forward with your case.
The attorneys at Wynn and Wynn understand your needs at this difficult time, and will do everything they can to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call today at 1-800-852-5211 or request your free consultation.