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Whether you were hurt by a defective product, a dangerous medical device or drug, or the victim of widespread negligence or discrimination, we can help.
Mass tort lawsuits seek to recover compensation for injuries or damages suffered by numerous individuals who have been harmed in the same manner, often the result of taking a prescription drug that has harmful side effects, using a defective product or medical device that leads to injury, or as the result of corporate negligence or other discriminatory conduct.
Whether you were injured by a defective product, suffered harmful side effects from taking a prescription drug, or sustained injuries in a large-scale incident, our team can seek compensation for your damages. Exploring your options begins with one phone call. The injury lawyers at Hilliard Martinez Gonzales can help.
A mass tort is when multiple people injured by the same thing collectively file a lawsuit. As opposed to a class-action lawsuit, where everyone equally splits any settlement that results, mass torts recognize that each individual has their own circumstances. So, you could recover a different set of damages than another person in the same mass tort.
Types of mass tort cases:
The following can serve as the basis of a mass tort case:
Our injury lawyers can review your case and determine if you qualify to start or join a mass tort.
We are currently handling numerous types of mass torts including:
The value of your damages will depend on the nature of your injuries, the cause of your accident, and your quality of life. Our lawyers will help you seek the following:
Medical bills. Compensation for your healthcare expenses can include costs related to the following:
Our firm will account for your past, present, and future medical costs as we calculate your damages.
Lost income. Depending on the nature of your profession (and your ability to work in the future), you could receive compensation for forfeited:
If your injuries permanently affect your earning power, we can calculate the value of your loss of future earning capacity.
Pain and suffering. We will calculate the pain and suffering from an accident based on the following:
This expense accounts for the burden of being hurt. Each person in your mass tort could receive varying amounts for their pain and suffering.
Wrongful death-related losses. If you lost a loved one, compensatory damages could include:
Tell us about your case, even if other attorneys have turned you down. We’ll stand with you for justice. Call us at 1-800-334-3298 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation. If we take your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win.
To put matters in context, here’s an example of mass litigation. In 1985, 20,000 people took legal action after drinking contaminated milk. Plaintiffs sued Jewel Companies Inc. (which owns Jewel Osco), claiming that due to the company’s negligence, they got sick with salmonella.
The company settled the case for an undisclosed amount in 1986, per the Associated Press (AP). This is a prime example of mass litigation because:
Many of these people chose to work with lawyers on their cases. Why? Because filing, paperwork, the evidence collection process, and negotiations can be difficult without a legal background.
Determining the statute of limitations for mass tort cases is complicated. That’s because different people might have been injured by the same thing on different dates.
In mass tort cases, these deadlines can be complicated to interpret––especially when multiple people are part of the same case. Hilliard Martinez Gonzales can assess your situation and explain how a particular statute of limitations applies to you. We encourage you to act promptly because if you miss the deadline, you could give up the right to seek damages.
After we review your situation and assess your case’s legal needs:
Our lawyers will manage all of your case’s paperwork
Legal paperwork isn’t just about filling out forms; it’s about abiding by certain deadlines, filing paperwork to the right place, and managing its processing. Mass torts come with piles and piles of complicated paperwork. Our discerning legal eye can ensure that these documents are filled out appropriately and completely.
Our lawyers will investigate the circumstances of your case
Even if you’re clearly hurt, you’ll still need evidence to support your allegations. Supporting evidence in your case will depend on the nature of your situation. For instance, if you were hurt in a train accident, we can use the police report to establish the incident.
However, if you suffered harm from a faulty medical device, we can use your imaging scans, lab test results, and doctor’s testimony to build your case.
Our lawyers will handle your case at no out-of-pocket cost
This is one of the biggest reasons why clients turn to us when they need help. We work on a contingency-fee basis. So, we don’t collect payment until after we resolve your mass tort case. Furthermore, we’ll take our fees from the case’s settlement––not your savings.
We will discuss our terms of payment if we take your case. We want you to understand our payment arrangement from the very beginning.
It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.