Courts refer to these types of lawsuits as mass torts due to the large number of litigants that have been harmed by the same corporation.
A mass tort is a civil action involving multiple plaintiffs suing a large corporation in both state and federal courts.
caused serious injury.
the proper testing.
outweigh its risks?
What Makes Mass Torts Different
In a world where millions of people are often impacted by the defective and harmful products of a single company, mass tort litigation has become an integral component of the legal system. While mass torts can involve a wide variety of products and manufacturers, the most common mass tort cases involve dangerous pharmaceuticals, defective products, and mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure.
From prescription drugs and medical devices to over-the-counter medications, it’s quite common for big pharmaceutical companies to release and sell products without testing the long-term side effects. When a product doesn’t function as expected and results in injury, the families that have been harmed may want to file a product claim.