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A mass tort is a civil action that involves a large group of plaintiffs who’ve suffered injuries and consolidate their cases to sue one or a few corporations in state or federal court.
In U.S. federal courts, mass tort claims are frequently consolidated as multidistrict litigation. While the plaintiffs may live in different geographical locations, they share a common injury or damage.
Mass disaster torts, mass toxic torts and consumer product liability torts are the main categories associated with this cause of action.
A mass tort action is different from a class action. In a mass tort action, each plaintiff has an individual claim resulting from unique damages. Each plaintiff receives his or her own, separate trial, unlike in a class action where the many plaintiffs typically are not considered individually and there is only one trial.
KBK has many years of experience handling mass tort cases and multi-district litigation.
If you or a loved one has experienced injuries due to a disaster, a dangerous drug or a defective product, contact one of our experienced attorneys at Kabateck LLP to learn more about recovering damages and to explore your options.