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At the Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC we represent clients who have suffered serious injuries due to dangerous or defective products, unsafe drugs, defective medical devices, or exposure to toxic products. Whether there was a failure to warn consumers of the potential hazards, a defect in the manufacturing process, or a failure of proper quality control in testing procedures, we hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligent actions.

We can give you the legal power necessary to pursue any negligent companies for the maximum possible compensation.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious, life-altering injuries, please contact us immediately to discuss your case. We help clients nationwide for a variety of cases including Belviq recall lawsuits, Essure, Juul, and more, you can find a full list of litigation areas here.

What is a Mass Tort?

A mass tort is a civil action wherein multiple plaintiffs have a similar complaint against a defendant in court. Often, they involve individuals who have suffered damages due to the negligence or misconduct of a larger company.

It is important to note that mass tort claims are generally filed in one of two types of proceedings: multidistrict litigation (MDL) or a class action.

  • A multidistrict litigation (MDL) is a legal proceeding in which multiple plaintiffs file individual lawsuits for similar injuries. Although they are temporarily joined together in front of a federal judge for pretrial proceedings, each plaintiff has his or her own representation and his or her own respective trial.
  • A class action lawsuit is a proceeding in which all individuals who have suffered similar harms come together as one party to file a lawsuit against the defendant. This singular entity is represented by a single attorney and is tried in one consolidated trial.

Each type of mass tort claim has its own advantages and drawbacks. If you or a loved one is considering a mass tort claim, it is highly recommended to consult a lawyer to determine the best course of action for your case.

Why Do You Need a Mass Tort Lawyer?

If you are considering filing a mass tort case against one or more parties, it is vital to consult the services of an attorney before proceeding with your claim.

  • Mass tort litigation cases usually pursue damages against large corporations with extensive legal teams. Corporate legal departments are notoriously relentless and are often difficult (if not outright impossible) to negotiate with without the assistance of an attorney at your side.
  • Mass torts can often be incredibly complicated, especially in cases where liability is shared between multiple parties. An attorney who has previous experience in mass tort litigation is already familiar with the processes and procedures involved – regardless of complexity or the number of parties involved.
  • Mass tort claims are often prolonged and incredibly lengthy. This can make pursuing a claim on your own incredibly stressful, costly, and ill-advised. Retaining an attorney can ensure you keep track of your litigation weeks, months, or even years after it has been filed.
  • Determining the full value of your claim can be difficult without professional assistance. An attorney can give you the resources to obtain an accurate valuation of your case so that you receive the compensation you deserve.

It is important to note that mass tort cases may share some similarities to class action suits, especially in regard to the number of people affected by the negligence of another party. However, in a mass tort claim, each person who files is considered an individual plaintiff – while in a class action, multiple parties collaborate to form one collective plaintiff.

As a result, in mass torts, each plaintiff is responsible for substantiating their own claims, rather than proving multiple cases collectively. Therefore, a mass tort attorney is invaluable throughout the claims process as he or she stands by your side and defends your legal rights.

Current Litigation
Shapiro Legal Group has helped leading personal injury and mass tort firms acquire thousands of cases for many litigation projects, including: Avandia, Actos, Invokana, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Depuy Hip Replacements, and others.

Practice Areas We Specialize In

At Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC we represent clients in a wide spectrum of mass tort litigation cases. This includes:

  • Defective drugs. Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves drugs for treatment, it is not a guarantee that these drugs may be safe. Often, many of these drugs are approved on the condition that they undergo further testing to determine its continued safety. Unfortunately, in many circumstances, these drugs are found to cause profound health issues. Notable drugs such as Belviq,  Zantac and proton-pump inhibitors have led to complex, advanced forms of cancer, severe damage to one’s internal organs, or other life-altering health effects.
  • Medical devices. Medical device manufacturing is considered one of the most profitable wings of the health care industry. As a result, many companies develop and produce medical devices that prioritize profits over safety – and although the FDA is tasked with overseeing these devices, all too many slip through the cracks. Many notable devices such as surgical meshes, hip implants, and other prosthetics have been found to cause serious, permanent damage in patients – who are often unaware of the potential risks of these defective devices.
  • Toxic exposure. Many effective chemicals that we once thought provided a benefit to our society are now causing serious, aggressive forms of cancer in those who have been regularly exposed to them in large amounts. The most notable of these is the pesticide Roundup and the insulator asbestos; the former has been linked to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the latter is a direct cause of a rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma.

No one deserves to suffer such painful injuries after the use of a product or drug that was once thought safe. We ensure that any negligent parties are held responsible for your injuries, pursuing the maximum possible compensation you need to make a full recovery.

We specialize in only mass tort litigation, we have the insight and specialized knowledge that only few other law firms possess.

How Our Mass Tort Litigation Lawyer Can Help

If you have been injured by a defective drug, toxic substance, or medical device, the Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help. Because we specialize in only mass tort litigation, we have the insight and specialized knowledge that only few other law firms possess. With our experience, we can help by:

  • Gathering all evidence to build a strong case against the liable parties
  • Determining all liable parties to ensure you pursue compensation from everyone who is responsible for your injuries
  • Calculating the full value of your claim so you receive the compensation you deserve
  • Filing all the necessary paperwork and following all legal proceedings on your behalf

Ultimately, we are here to lend you legal support while you can focus on your health.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of a pharmaceutical company, medical device manufacturer, or toxic substance, please contact us as soon as possible. Any company that contributes to the harms of society must be held accountable – and you deserve compensation and justice for their actions.

Schedule a free initial consultation with us today, and see how we can help you fight.