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Understanding Mass Torts vs Class Action Lawsuits

Mass torts and class-action lawsuits can sometimes get confusing. We are here to help you understand the difference, and how we can help if you find yourself facing either of these situations.

A tort is a civil wrong committed by a person or company that results in some sort of harm to another. This could be physical injury, emotional distress, financial loss, or property damage. The person or entity that commits the tort is called a “tortfeasor,” and is legally responsible for the harm their wrong causes to the victim(s).

A mass tort is a single tort that results in injury to many victims. Most mass tort cases relate to some form of negligence. These are the most common types of mass tort claims:

  1. Consumer product claims
  2. Pharmaceutical claims
  3. Environmental torts

Mass torts are different from class-action lawsuits. In mass tort litigation, each plaintiff has an individual claim and receives his or her own trial. In class action litigation, a group of plaintiffs with the same or similar injuries, caused by the same product or action, sue the defendant as a group. These cases are usually not considered individually and there is only one trial.

Our litigation practice has been honed over the years so that our firm is able to provide some of the most aggressive mass litigation legal services available in the nation.

Our extensive success in mass litigation recoveries, genuine concern for consumer advocacy, and committed personal service expectations set us far apart from typical law practice. As a hyper-focused area of our legal practice, we industriously execute evolved class action litigation strategy on behalf of our clients seeking damages from a fiercely oppositional institutional bad actor.

If you or a loved one have been affected by a mass tort or class-action claim, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. Call (405) 433-7414 or fill out this form to get started today.


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