Mass Tort Attorneys
Legal Counsel for Large, Complicated Cases
At Kershaw Talley Barlow (KTB), we have a team of mass tort attorneys who can work on the most complex mass tort cases around. If you have a claim that is being handled as part of a larger mass tort, then know that you can trust us to help make sense of it. The same is true if you are an attorney from another law firm that isn’t familiar with mass tort procedures. We are here to lead the way and make sure that deserved compensation is given to clients in need.
KTB can work on mass tort cases nationwide. Call (916) 520-6639 to learn more.
What is a Mass Tort?
A mass tort is a civil action from numerous plaintiffs – usually several hundred at least – against the same set of defendants. The lawsuits all involve similar losses or harm, such as multiple people who have suffered the same unsafe side effects after taking a dangerous prescription drug. Unlike a class action lawsuit that brings all plaintiffs into one singular entity, plaintiffs in mass torts are seen as individuals who must pursue individual claims for personalized damages. Additionally, mass torts are more common where the injuries suffered by each plaintiff are unique and the facts of each case differ, so it would be fairer to represent each person individually.
What Is the Purpose of Mass Torts?
Joining all the injured plaintiffs together in a mass tort proceeding alleviates some of the burden on the courts. Instead of hearing hundreds of individual cases, one court can preside over many cases in one coordinated proceeding allowing the two sides to litigate the case more efficiently.
Current Mass Tort Cases
Our mass tort lawyers at KTB always stay atop important legal developments and emerging stories that could lead to a mass tort. With our extensive resources and experience, as well as this dedication to staying well informed, we are poised to handle virtually any mass tort case for our clients.
We are currently investigating these mass tort cases:
- Wildfires: Devastating fires are caused by utility company negligence every year, especially in California. Our team is always prepared to jump into action for wildfire clients who have lost their homes and loved ones.
- Camp Lejeune water contamination: Veterans and their families who spent time at USMC Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina can file a civil injury claim if they were exposed to the contaminated water there and were diagnosed with a serious illness or cancer. KTB can determine if you have a valid Camp Lejeune lawsuit, which will be handled as a mass tort based on requirements in the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.
- Jackson water crisis: Flooding of the Pearl River left residents of Jackson, Mississippi, without safe drinking water for nearly two months. Residents are now encouraged to explore their legal options, which could include mass torts.
Need Help or Want to Refer a Case? Call (916) 520-6639
For help with a mass tort of any kind and involving any circumstances, come to Kershaw Talley Barlow. We are always standing by to hear from new and returning clients and law offices that need our help, counsel, and representation. You can count on us to get to the facts of any case, build a strong claim capable of standing up to powerful defense firms, and pursue the most compensation possible.
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