Mass tort litigation refers to a lawsuit that is filed by a large group of people who have experienced similar problems with something specific, such as medication they were prescribed and supposed to take to get better or a product they purchased from the store. Groups of people might need to file a lawsuit together against the company that produced the items while making product liability claims.
The company would then need to handle the situation properly and address the concerns of the consumers, especially those who have been negatively affected by a product they believed was safe to use. AtKwartler Manus, our team of skilled attorneys take a straightforward and aggressive approach to seek justice for our clients. We have helped many clients with the mass tort litigation process.
Is It the Same as a Class-Action Lawsuit?
People tend to mix mass tort litigation up with class-action lawsuits because both involve lawsuits against companies from groups of people who were negatively impacted. However, there are some differences between these two types of lawsuits. A class-action lawsuit often involves people from different states throughout the country.
Mass tort litigation usually includes groups of people within a certain proximity from one another. Those involved in the mass tort litigation will still have an individual case instead of having their case lumped in with other cases, which is typically what happens with a class-action lawsuit.
Does It Take a Long Time to Reach a Settlement?
If you have mass tort litigation on your hands, you may wonder if it is going to take a long time for you to reach a settlement with the company that sold or manufactured the product that caused harm to you. However, the length of time it takes varies from one case to the next and depends primarily on the evidence provided as well as the defendant’s willingness to cooperate with the ongoing investigation. Unfortunately, there are times when it can take a few years to reach a settlement.
Our attorneys would work hard to get this process going and to make sure you get the compensation you deserve from the mass tort litigation. We will work on negotiations with the company or manufacturer while making sure you do not agree to settle for much less than what is owed to you. It is important for the company to be held responsible for selling a product that caused harm in some way, especially when many people have sustained injuries from using that product.
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When you purchase a product and use it, you expect it to work. At the very least, you would not expect it to cause you any harm. If you have been harmed by a product and would like to hold a company liable, you are likely not alone, and that means you may be able to get in on the mass tort litigation against the company. If you want to learn more about your options, Kwartler Manus can help. Call us directly at 267-714-5899 or contact us online.