Mass Tort Litigation
An Injury Lawyer Explains Mass Torts
Have you or a loved one been injured by a defective drug or medical device? If so, you are probably not alone. Others who took that drug or used that device are probably going through the same thing you and your family are. In product liability cases like that, it is often beneficial to consolidate the early stages of your individual lawsuits into a mass tort, which allows numerous plaintiffs to level the playing field by combining their suits against one or more corporate defendants. Level playing field or not, however, injury lawyer William McBride will be relentless in bringing those responsible for you and your family’s pain and suffering to justice.
As a child, Attorney McBride and his family were the victims of a traumatic injustice, which spurred him to become a lawyer who fights for those facing similar abuse. An aggressive litigator, he adopts his clients’ suffering as his own and fights to get them the justice and compensation they deserve.
What is a Mass Tort Case?
A mass tort lawsuit is a personal injury case in which a large group of people sues one or more companies, because the companies’ products injured them or gave them a disease. In most cases, only the initial stages of the lawsuits are combined, because it allows for greater efficiency and fairer decision-making in regards to defining the treatment of issues that involve every plaintiff’s case, such as liability and evidence.
A product that has been the subject of multiple mass tort lawsuits of late is transvaginal mesh. These cases involve women who suffered severe injuries from transvaginal mesh implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress from urinary incontinence.
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, C.R. Bard and other manufacturers are currently the defendants in more than 5,700 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that are pending in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of West Virginia. The report mentions that after the first round of bellwether trials—which are individual trials used to acquire an understanding of how juries could rule in similar but larger, more complex cases—one trial ended with damages in the amount of $2 million being awarded to a victim.
Why Do I Need a Mass Tort Lawyer?
Having someone representing you and your family’s interests is crucial in any case, especially a mass tort case, which can be complex and lengthy and will pit you against one or more large corporations. You need an injury attorney who is experienced in mass tort litigation, has the knowledge, skills and resources to recognize and understand what is going on and what is in your best interest and is able to successfully guide you through the legal process of holding those at fault accountable.
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At McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A., we offer legal counsel with the compassion and experience you need to help you make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Through legal action, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering. For more information, call our injury attorneys today for a no-cost, confidential evaluation of your case.