Class Action and Mass Tort
Class action lawsuits occur when there are many people injured in the same way by the negligence of the wrongdoers. Cases may be filed for claims of consumer fraud, hazardous products or business practices, and employment cases as well. With such cases, there may be thousands of people that have been affected.
A “class action” lawsuit is one in which a group of people with the same or similar injuries caused by the same product or action sue the defendant as a group. Other names for lawsuits brought by a number of people who suffered similar harm or losses are “mass tort litigation” and “multi-district litigation” (“MDL”).
People seek justice in class action lawsuits when their injuries have been caused by the same defective product, including pharmaceutical drugs, motor vehicles and other consumer products, and medical devices. Other types of conduct over which people have sued as a class include consumer fraud, corporate misconduct, securities fraud, and employment practices.
One type of class action lawsuit is the “mass tort” action. Mass tort litigation is a multi-party lawsuit based on a massive accident, such as an airplane crash, in which many people are injured or widespread personal injuries caused by a defective product, such as a medical device.
Our firm has handled class action and mass tort cases. If you would like more information on you potential claim, please contact our experienced lawyers at De La Heria (305) 858-2808.