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California Mass Tort Lawyer

California mass tort lawyer

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys represent people injured in a variety of accidents. From swimming pool injuries or death to an aviation accident, our trial lawyers have the experience and knowledge to represent some of the most challenging cases.

We have taken on some of the toughest cases, including mass torts, with winning results. If you have been injured and seek compensation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our personal injury or mass tort lawyers for a free case evaluation.

Mass torts are lawsuits that involve a large group of people. The group of people can be in the same situation or be related to one another. A masstort is when a company has been producing faulty or defective products, and those products have caused harm to many consumers.

In the past, there was no easy way for these victims to take legal action against the company because they would have to file their cases separately and individually. But now, with mass torts, all victims can join forces and file their cases together.

We Handle Complex Mass Tort Claims

For decades, the victims of asbestos poisoning could not take legal action against the company they were exposed to because they would have to file their cases separately. With mass torts, all of those victims’ cases can be heard together in one case.These cases can be very complex and require a lot of time and resources to litigate.

Mass torts can be very expensive to litigate. For this reason, plaintiffs will often try to resolve their claims through a settlement agreement with the company that made the defective product. This can reduce your compensation, and it’s best to get the opinion of a California mass tort injury lawyer.

Mass torts are handled in California by allowing multiple plaintiffs with similar claims to file a lawsuit together, which can result in a more effective and economical legal process by allowing resources to be consolidated and the injured parties’ claims to be resolved simultaneously.

Product liability claims, defective medical devices, dangerous prescription drugs, agricultural torts, mass disaster torts, and toxic contamination are examples of common mass torts in California. Mass tort litigation in California involves intricate legal procedures and usually needs substantial resources to be successful.

Mass Torts and Other Injuries We Handle

  • ATV Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Child Injuries
  • Pharmaceutical Injuries
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Last Minute Trials
  • Parasailing Accidents
  • Roundup Weed Killer Cancer
  • Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
  • Paraquat Poisoning
  • Street Sweeper Injuries
  • Train Accidents
  • 3M defective earplugs
  • Phone Consumer Protection Violation

Common Mass Torts

  • Medication-related injuries are the focus of dangerous drug lawsuits.
  • Defective medical devices have caused significant harm to a large number of people.
  • Defective products are mass tort cases resulting from injuries caused by dangerous or defective products.
  • Exposure to toxic substances is the subject of lawsuits relating to injuries caused by exposure to toxic substances.

What is the Difference Between a Mass Tort and a Class Action Lawsuit?

Class action and mass tort lawsuits differ primarily in how the large group of plaintiffs are treated. In a mass tort lawsuit, each plaintiff is treated as an individual and must prove specific facts, such as how the defendant injured them.

In class action lawsuits, one class member represents the claims of a large group of similarly situated plaintiffs, and the class shares the claims and defenses of the class representatives; additionally, in a class action, the class will either win or lose as a whole, whereas in a mass tort, each plaintiff is treated as an individual and the cases are often consolidated for pretrial proceedings.

Mass torts are used when the factual situations between the plaintiffs are too different and outweigh the common issues necessary for a class action lawsuit. To determine if you have a class action or mass tort case, contact us for a free case review. Our experienced mass tort lawyers have decades of experience winning these types of cases in and out of California courtrooms.

What Are the Requirements of a Mass Tort?

Mass torts involve several plaintiffs who have sustained similar injuries due to the same defendant’s actions or product.

Individual lawsuits: Each plaintiff must prove how the defendant or product caused their injuries.

Consolidation for Pretrial Proceedings: Pretrial proceedings for mass tort cases are frequently consolidated, though each case may have a different outcome.

Complexity and Scope: Complex and widespread injuries caused by toxic substances, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, or defective products are common causes of mass torts.

Are Mass Torts Civil or Criminal?

Mass torts are civil cases involving multiple plaintiffs seeking compensation for injuries caused by a defendant or a specific product, such as dangerous drugs or defective medical devices. Let’s discuss your case and see if our mass tort attorneys can help you get financial compensation.

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

Mass tort lawsuits can take varying amounts of time to settle, ranging from several months to several years.

Factors contributing to the prolonged process include case complexity, negotiation needs, fund allocation using complex matrices, plaintiff verification, defendants’ payment schedules, administrative procedures, and the involvement of multiple plaintiffs.

In some cases, the resolution may take decades, particularly if defendants use stalling tactics. Contact a mass tort lawyer to discuss your case. Call 1-800-561-4887 for a free consultation.

How is Financial Compensation Determined in a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

Mass tort lawsuits determine financial compensation based on the severity of the plaintiff’s losses and the defendant’s financial means.

Compensation covers medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Factors such as injury type, causation evidence, and the defendant’s ability to pay also influence potential compensation.

Attorney fees are typically structured as a contingency fee deducted from the final settlement. If you have questions about whether your case qualifies, contact our mass tort lawyers for a free evaluation. There is no fee if we don’t win your case.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for mass tort lawsuits varies by state and type of case, such as product liability or negligence. In New York, it may be three years from the date of injury, while in California, it is generally two years. It is essential to consult a legal professional to understand the statute of limitations for a mass tort case.

What is the Role of the Lead Plaintiff in a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

The lead plaintiff in a mass tort lawsuit represents the interests of other plaintiffs, working closely with attorneys to ensure the group’s best interests are represented. 

They may be involved in critical decisions and help coordinate the efforts of various plaintiffs. It’s important to note that this role differs from that of the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit.

How is the Lead Plaintiff Selected in a Mass Tort?

The selection of a lead plaintiff in a mass tort lawsuit involves identifying a plaintiff whose case represents the larger group, with the lead plaintiff being someone who has suffered significant harm and is willing to participate in the litigation process.

The lead plaintiff must have a reasonable plan, the ability to represent the class, and no conflicts with other class members. Their involvement can significantly impact the overall litigation. Reach out to discuss your case. Our award-winning mass tort lawyers in California have won hundreds of millions in recoveries for our clients.

Award-Winning Mass Tort Lawyers

Contact our award-winning California mass tort injury lawyers for a free case review and confidential consultation. We will review the facts in your case and see if you have been harmed and are entitled to compensation. There is no fee if we don’t win your case.

Trial lawyer Brian Chase heads up the mass tort litigation team, and his second chair, Scott Ritsema, has had massive success in our mass tort trials. We evaluate each case closely to determine areas of fault or negligence and will do our very best to help you.

Our mass tort litigation team has a reputation in the legal community as some of the most fearsome fighters in California.

Mass Tort Injury Lawyer

Mass torts are a type of tort usually filed as a class-action lawsuit, but not always. They involve many people who have suffered similar injuries. Mass torts are often filed against pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing companies, and other organizations that are believed to have caused injury to the plaintiffs.

To file a successful mass tort case, the plaintiff must prove that a “common scheme” within the defendant’s organization caused the harm. The defendants involved in mass torts can vary, including pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing companies, hospitals, nursing homes, and research organizations.

A typical example of litigation involving a mass tort is asbestos litigation. Asbestos litigation is an example of a mass tort because it involves many people who have suffered an injury to their lungs because of asbestos exposure, such as in the case against Johnson & Johnson for cancer-causing chemicals in their baby powder.

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