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Mass Tort Cases Differ From Class Actions
People often talk about mass tort and class action cases together. However, despite their similarities, they are very different legal proceedings. A class action is one lawsuit brought on behalf of many. Only one lawsuit moves through the court system regarding the defendant’s conduct. During mass tort cases, each injured individual must file their own lawsuit and prove that they are entitled to compensation. While many individuals may have been harmed by the conduct in question, and their cases may have similar facts and legal issues, they must all go to court individually.
Mass torts are more efficient than typical individual lawsuits because they are consolidated in one or a few jurisdictions. This ensures similar cases do not take up court time and resources in many jurisdictions. Instead, one or a few court systems can control the docket of similar cases.
Additionally, in many mass tort situations, a few firms will work together on behalf of their clients. This pooling of resources enables firms to balance the challenging workload associated with mass torts instead of each law firm having to do similar and duplicate work.
If you have any questions about filing or becoming part of a mass tort case, contact our mass tort lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. We are here to listen to your story, explain your rights, and address your concerns.
Common Types of Mass Tort & Class Action Claims
Class action and mass tort lawsuits arise from a wide-range of behaviors. That is because a business’s unlawful conduct can easily reach a multitude of people.
Some of the most common types of class action and mass tort lawsuits arise from:
- Defective Products
- Dangerous Drugs (Zofran, Invokana, Xarelto)
- Dangerous Medical Devices (Stryker Hip Replacement, Depuy Hip Replacement, IVC Filter, and Transvaginal Mesh)
- Defective Vehicles
- Deceptive Business Practices
- Predatory Lending Practices
- Unlawful Debt Collection Practices
- Consumer Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Hour and Wage Violations
- Employee/Independent Contractor Misclassification
- Sexual Harassment
- Other Illegal Employment Practices
- Civil Rights Violations
- Violations of Environmental Regulations
- Environmental Disaster
- Transportation Disasters
- Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
Depending on the injuries you suffered, you can seek a variety of damages, including:
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Past, present, and future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Property damage
If you are part of a class action, then the class representative seeks compensation for the entire class’s injuries. That is why class actions often result in multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts. While it is a sizeable financial recovery, it must cover the class representative’s attorneys’ fees and then be distributed amongst all of the class members.
If you decide to move forward with a mass tort case, then your mass tort lawyers will calculate the potential value of your individual case. We will thoroughly document your economic and non-economic damages with the goal of obtaining as much compensation as possible for you.
Contact Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC
When you are injured because of a business’s unlawful conduct, you deserve your day in court. You are entitled to try and hold that business responsible for its actions and to obtain compensation for the harm you suffered. However, doing so can be complicated. Class action and mass tort cases are often complex and challenging to prove. You will need the help of experienced and highly skilled class action lawyers.
At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, we have over 33 years of experience helping seriously injured individuals and their families. We understand that going up against a large company places a heavy burden on your shoulders. We want to relieve some of that weight. We are here to represent you in a class action or mass tort case and to carry the burden of the legal formalities and negotiations for you.
We represent individuals in Atlanta, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Gwinnett County, and Cobb County, and throughout Georgia.