mass tort lawyer

If you have been harmed by a malfunctioning product, defective drugs, or environmental pollution, you’re probably not alone. When multiple individuals suffer the same preventable harm, the process of a mass torts lawsuit allows them to hold at-fault entities accountable.

Gregg M. Goldfarb, LLP partners with some of the most experienced and formidable attorneys to help clients seek the justice and fair compensation they deserve. For 30 years, Gregg Goldfarb and allied top-tier law firms have advocated for injury victims through mass torts claims and know how to get you the recovery you deserve.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a Florida mass tort lawyer and take the first step toward reclaiming your life.

What Are Mass Torts?

Mass torts are legal actions in which multiple plaintiffs file a single lawsuit against one or several defendants for injuries or damages caused by a particular product, service, or event. Mass torts commonly involve pharmaceuticals, medical devices, environmental hazards, and consumer products. By consolidating these individual cases, the court system can more efficiently manage similar pretrial proceedings and settlements.

What Are the Differences Between Mass Torts and Class Actions?

Mass torts and class actions involve multiple plaintiffs taking legal action against the same defendant or group of defendants, but there are significant differences between the two.

In a class action, plaintiffs are grouped into a single “class,” and a representative member, through their lawyer, sues on behalf of the entire class. The case outcome is binding for all members, and the compensation usually gets distributed evenly among them.

In mass torts, each plaintiff retains their individual case and receives a personalized settlement or verdict based on their unique injuries or losses.

What Is a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)?

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a legal proceeding consolidating individual but similar cases from different district courts into a single federal court for pretrial proceedings. The purpose of an MDL is to streamline the discovery phase, avoid duplicative rulings, and conserve resources for the courts and parties involved. Once pretrial proceedings are complete, some cases get sent back to their original jurisdictions for trial unless the parties settle. MDLs are common in mass tort actions.