mass tort

Firefighter Foam Mass Tort Litigation

Firefighter foam (AFFF) has been used by firefighters, including civilian and military personnel for more than 50 years.
The foam was used by multiple organizations, both in actual firefighting and in training exercises.

AFFF contains many chemicals that can accumulate in the body over time with the potential to cause serious damage to the body.
A number of serious illnesses are associated with those toxic chemicals, including various forms of cancer.

What Are Mass Tort Lawsuits?

Mass tort lawsuits are legal proceedings that involve a large number of plaintiffs who have been injured by the actions of a defendant.
These cases are often complex, as they require several parties to prove their individual claims in court. Mass tort law can be used for various types of injury-causing events, including product liability, medical malpractice and environmental disasters.

The Process of a Mass Tort Injury Claim

In mass tort injury litigation, each plaintiff (injured party) files his or her own lawsuit. The courts handle them together, however, because it is less complex and more convenient. Understanding how these cases work is important if you believe you may have a claim. All mass tort cases share some fundamental similarities, despite their differences.

The records that your mass tort attorney reviews will help him determine whether you have a case. As well as reviewing the plaintiff’s statements and allegations, they must also review the medical records. A defense lawyer typically goes back around 10 years in a regular personal injury case