A mass tort attorney helps you handle cases related to an injury sustained by a company’s or manufacturer’s error; when a large number of people are harmed by a faulty product, dangerous drug, or defective medical device, it is common to file a mass tort lawsuit. When exploring litigation options, you may also come across class action lawsuits and wonder how this differs from mass tort litigation.
In this post, we will clarify the difference between mass tort and class action lawsuits, and how you can use a mass tort attorney to your advantage.
Mass Tort vs. Class Action Lawsuit
Some lawsuits are so complex that they cross jurisdictions and include a large number of people filing against the same party. When a large group of plaintiffs all accuse the same party and seek damages for injuries or other damages, the attorney may bring forth a mass tort lawsuit against the defendant.
In a mass tort case, each party brings their case forward and reaches a settlement individually. This means that plaintiffs have greater control over their settlement. In a class action lawsuit, the entire group of people are either awarded damages or not.
The key difference between a mass tort and a class action lawsuit is that in a class action case, the entire group of plaintiffs sue as one party. In a mass tort case, each plaintiff has their own case to settle with the defendant.
Examples of mass tort cases include:
- Defective medical devices
- Damaged products
- Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs
Why Hire a Mass Tort Attorney?
An experienced mass tort attorney can help you seek rightfully owed compensation and represent you against the legal team of a corporation you’re suing. By electing to work with an attorney who understands the complexities of mass tort litigation, you can increase your chances of winning and being awarded fairly.
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If you are considering filing a mass tort lawsuit, please contact the legal offices of Brown & Brown, LLP, today. You can contact the offices in St. Louis, MO, at 314-333-3333 / 573-333-3333, or in Illinois at 618-888-8888. You can also request a free consultation by clicking the button at the top of this page.