What Is a Mass Tort and Why Could That Matter to Me?

How Can a Mass Tort Help Me With My Injury Case?

How Can a Mass Tort Help Me With My Injury Case

A mass tort is a civil lawsuit or series of lawsuits that are filed by multiple people who have been injured due to the same circumstances. It is important because it allows individuals to pursue justice together, rather than going through lengthy and expensive individual court cases. Additionally, this type of litigation can often result in larger settlements for those affected as opposed to an individual suit. Mass torts also hold companies accountable for their actions, which can help ensure that similar problems do not happen again in the future.

This Type of Action Is Filed When Many People Have Been Injured Due to Negligence

Mass tort litigation can be helpful when pursuing compensation after an injury or illness caused by a product defect, medical device malfunction, medical malpractice or other situation where you’ve experienced harm or damages due to the negligence of another party. If you believe you have been injured due to another party’s actions, you should consult with a lawyer who is knowledgeable in such cases and other areas of the law to determine if this is the best course of action for your situation.

Higher Compensation Can Be Recovered for Your Injuries

Combining cases can be beneficial to those who are affected by them. By taking part in one, individuals can get compensation or justice that they might not otherwise receive. It also helps hold companies accountable for their actions, so that similar issues do not occur again in the future and innocent people are not harmed. Therefore, it is important to understand what this type of action is and how it could affect you. If you believe that you have grounds for a class-action lawsuit or claim combined with others, contact an experienced lawyer to learn more about your rights and legal options.

What Are Some Examples of Ongoing Mass Tort Litigation?

The following are some examples of current mass lawsuits underway:

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination 

Since the 1980s, numerous individuals were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The contamination was caused by toxic chemicals that leaked into the drinking and bathing water on the base. Over time, this toxic exposure has been linked to various health issues such as cancer, which victims of Camp Lejeune water contamination are now litigating.


Paraquat is a weed killer that has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, lung cancer and other serious health conditions. Thousands of victims have filed claims alleging that the paraquat manufacturers were negligent in warning them about the dangers associated with its use. Victims seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

NEC Baby Formula 

NEC baby formula has been linked to life-threatening effects in premature infants, including necrotizing enterocolitis. Although the link was known, parents were not informed of the risk. The plaintiffs seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.

Firefighter Foam 

In recent years, thousands of firefighters and other individuals have filed mass lawsuits against various fire fighting foam manufacturers. The plaintiffs claim that the foam contains toxic chemicals such as PFAS, which can cause cancer and other serious health conditions. Victims are seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages due to the negligence of the manufacturers.

Diaz Law Firm – Securing Fair Compensation for You

The Diaz Law Firm helps the injured obtain the compensation they deserve and defends their rights nationwide. You can reach us at (800) 459-2222 or at (601) 607-3456              to schedule a free consultation. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve through mass tort litigation. We are also available online. We fight for the injured.