A mass tort is a civil action in which a large group of plaintiffs have been injured by a single or few defendants. Mass tort lawsuits usually arise from prescription drug injuries, medical device injuries, defective product injuries and toxic contamination. If you or a loved one have been injured by a product, drug or device, the Kansas City personal injury attorneys of Dickerson Oxton can help. We have substantial experience handling mass tort litigation and are committed to fighting for justice for our clients. We handle all mass tort cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we charge no fees unless we win. Call us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Our mass tort attorneys are currently accepting a wide range of mass tort cases including:
- Zostavax Shingles Vaccine
- Opioids / Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Mass Torts versus Class Action
Mass torts are similar to class actions in that both actions are a means for large groups of plaintiffs to secure justice from common defendants. In both mass torts and class actions, lawsuits are consolidated into one civil action, rather than separate lawsuits for each injured individual.
However, in mass tort actions, each plaintiff is treated as an individual, despite being part of a larger group. Damages and certain facts must be established for each and every plaintiff involved in the action and may be different for each one. Due to this fact, mass tort actions typically involve fewer plaintiffs than do class actions.
Mass torts litigation allows one law firm or groups of firms to represent clients, pool resources and ideas and share results of investigations. Because mass tort litigation typically involves very large companies, this essentially levels the playing field and allows each person involved in the action to have a fair chance at getting justice.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a dangerous drug or medical device, injured by a defective product or otherwise affected by the bad behavior or a large company, call Dickerson Oxton today for more information.