On June 24, 2020, the pharmaceutical company Bayer declared that it will pay more than $10 billion to settle pending lawsuits against its Roundup weed killer, stating that it causes Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In a news release, Bayer noted that this accounts for 75% of the roughly 125,000 claims made based on a variety of cancer diagnoses.
Mass Tort Lawsuits
This is just one example of a settlement from a mass tort lawsuit, which occurs when multiple victims file individually against one or more defendants who caused their damages. A mass tort is considered a civil wrong committed by one party that results in the injury of many people.
Mass tort claims are more common than you may think and are made when hundreds or even thousands of consumers are harmed by manufacturers. These companies must be held accountable for their negligence and failures to properly test products or warn of their risks.
Are You At Risk?
Though you may hear about some mass tort claims often on social media or the news, you probably don’t pay much attention if it doesn’t pertain to you. However, there are numerous mass tort lawsuits out there obtaining justice for victims’ suffering. Here are mass tort cases we can help you with:
- Consumer product claims: these types of cases can typically include faulty car parts, harmful food, or defective kids’ toys. Cases include #3M Earplugs and JUUL E-Cigarettes.
Pharmaceutical claims: these claims deal with medical devices and drugs that result in serious injuries or even death. Cases include Essure, Belviq, Metformin, and Zantac.
Environmental torts: these cases are filed when a group suffers injuries due to a company’s actions causing harm to the environment. This can include the poisoning of a town’s water supply like in the film, Erin Brockovich, which is based on a true story. Oil spills are also a good example.
Contact Our Experienced Legal Team
If you’ve been harmed by a defective medical device or prescription drug, our mass tort attorneys at Kwartler Manus, LLC can help. They can help you navigate this complex and demanding process and thoroughly explain your options.Our legal team has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. By filing a mass tort lawsuit, you may be able to get compensation for your suffering and protect other people from future harm. Contact us online or call the office at (267) 214-8608 today to learn your rights and discuss your situation.