What Are Mass Torts?
Mass tort cases involve many plaintiffs injured by the same defective product (a specific branded pharmaceutical drug, for example) or in a common event (like a toxic chemical spill).
But, unlike class actions, the plaintiffs in mass tort cases maintain a degree of autonomy in their individual cases. In general, this is because each plaintiff's case is different from the other. Each case raises different facts and issues. While mass tort cases are often organized together for efficiency, they are not "consolidated" as in the case of class actions.
Our Areas of Focus in Mass Torts
- Aviation accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Defective mass-produced products
- Environmental toxic torts
The Los Angeles lawyers of Girardi | Keese have the well-earned reputation of being path-breakers in cases involving mass torts (as well as class actions). We cemented this reputation with our work on the case that inspired the film Erin Brockovich. With that case and many others, we have amassed billions in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Call 800-401-4530 to speak with us about your case.