A mass tort is a civil action that involves multiple claimants who have been harmed by the same defendant or group of defendants. Mass torts are an efficient way for multiple plaintiffs to have their voices heard against a common and often powerful defendant. Defendants are often large corporations, multinational pharmaceutical companies, product manufacturers, or medical facilities and practitioners. In filing a mass tort, the nature and extent of a claimant’s injuries or illnesses are major determining factors in setting the claim’s value. A victim’s diagnosis legitimizes the claim. If you believe you meet the criteria for a mass tort lawsuit, it is essential to be examined and treated by a medical provider as soon as possible.
When a group of claimants suffers the same or similar injuries or illnesses caused by the same defendant or defendants, these cases may be consolidated into one legal action known as multidistrict litigation (or MDL). In an MDL, one judge oversees all the cases based on similar facts and arguments. One of the benefits of MDL is that the court accepts the same evidence for all cases. However, each plaintiff pursues their claim and is entitled to their result individually.
Mass tort cases involve complex legal issues and can involve a few or thousands of plaintiffs. Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side can make a difference in the outcome of your case. Attorney Jarian Lyons has extensive mass tort experience in pharmaceutical drug litigation matters in multidistrict litigation.
As a skilled litigator, Attorney Lyons has successfully represented clients in mass tort litigation cases involving harmful prescription drugs such as Avandia, Baycol, Bextra, Celebrex, Fosamax, Heparin, Vioxx, and Zyprexa. He has fought against some of the largest corporations in the country, seeking retribution from those prioritizing profits over consumers’ health.
If you were harmed or have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a corporate entity, you need an advocate who will fight for your rights. These companies have deep pockets and need to be held accountable for their negligence and greed. At Lyons Legal, LLC, we have the experience and resources necessary to take on these powerful entities. Our legal team consults with experts, including medical specialists, engineers, scientists, and others.
Call Lyons Legal, LLC, to schedule a free consultation with our mass tort attorney. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we will be with you every step of the way to ensure you receive full compensation for your losses. The damages applicable to your case may include economic and non-economic losses. Examples are current and future medical expenses, current and future income, rehabilitation, counseling, nursing care, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and funeral and burial costs if a loved one has died.
If you or a loved one has been harmed, our goal at Lyons Legal, LLC is to ensure you are compensated for your losses. No one should have to suffer because of the negligent or reckless actions of another. Schedule a free case evaluation with a Mass Tort attorney at Lyons Legal, LLC at our Orlando, Florida office. Call us at (407) 720-7990.