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If you were harmed by a widely distributed product, you may be eligible to file a mass tort lawsuit. Mass tort lawsuits are most often filed against large corporations that manufacture or distribute dangerous or defective products. Our talented mass tort attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg are nationally recognized trial lawyers who have won more than $360 million in settlements and verdicts. Call us today at (212) 897-1988 for a free consultation. 

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Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

Samuel Meirowitz is “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and an accomplished NYC personal injury lawyer, trial attorney and relentless advocate for his clients. Previously, he served the State of New York for four years as a prosecutor in the Bronx District Attorney’s office. Mr. Meirowitz is admitted to practice law in New York and Florida State Courts.

If you are one of many people who have been injured by a product manufactured or distributed by a large corporation, you may be eligible to recover significant compensation through a mass tort lawsuit. However, these cases tend to be complex and require the attention of a skilled personal injury attorney well-versed in mass tort litigation. 

Our mass tort attorneys are accomplished trial lawyers who are not afraid to take on even the most challenging cases. We accept cases other law firms turn down. Contact our mass tort law firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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What is a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

In law, a “tort” is a wrongful act or an infringement of a right that causes an injury or loss, leading to civil legal liability against the person who commits the tortious act. For example, a drunk driver who causes an accident will be liable “in tort” for compensating injured victims. 

“Mass torts” refer to a proliferation of individual lawsuits brought against a defendant or group of defendants when their behavior harms multiple people. Typically, because the behavior that caused the injuries or losses is the same across cases, the facts, evidence, and legal issues tend to overlap. 

Though similar, class actions are not quite the same. Whereas plaintiffs in mass torts bring their cases individually, plaintiffs in class actions are pooled into one lawsuit as “members of the class.” 

Another important difference between mass torts and class action is the way damages are calculated in each. In mass torts, each plaintiff’s compensation is determined based on the unique aspects of their individual situation. By contrast, in a class action lawsuit, each member of the class receives the same amount of compensation. 

Different Types of Mass Torts

Mass tort lawsuits normally arise when a widely distributed product is found to be dangerous to vulnerable consumers. Not only do these cases allow individual plaintiffs to exercise their right to compensation, but they also help hold manufacturers and distributors accountable when they endanger consumer health and well-being.

Consumer Products

Defective drugs and medical devices are not the only type of mass tort claim. Mass tort claims may also occur as a result of the following:

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured by a defective drug, medical device, or other consumer product, contact our mass tort law firm immediately to learn how you can hold the responsible company liable and recover significant financial compensation.

Defective Drugs and Medical Devices

The most common defendants in mass tort lawsuits are manufacturers of defective drugs and medical devices. We have handled numerous defective drug and medical device claims against pharmaceutical companies over the last two decades, including the following:

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Invokana
Zantac
Actos
Taxotere
Pradaxa
IVC filter manufacturers
Hernia mesh manufacturers
Proton pump inhibitor drugmakers
Philips CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilator machines
Power morcellator manufacturers
Hip implant manufacturers

Qualities to Look for in a Mass Tort Attorney

You shouldn’t trust just any law firm to handle your mass tort claim. These cases tend to generate complex litigation that requires the attention of an experienced legal team. When choosing a law firm to handle your mass tort claim, look for the following qualities:

When selecting an attorney to handle your mass tort claim, look for a lawyer with proven experience. Our skilled mass tort attorneys have been handling mass tort claims for the better part of two decades and recovered hundreds of millions in damages.

Mass tort claims require immense paperwork, organization, and collaboration with medical and financial experts. It takes a coordinated team effort within a mass tort law firm to handle claims effectively without losing track of individual clients. 

Your case will need a review by top medical experts with impeccable credibility whose analysis will hold up under the scrutiny of wealthy drug companies who fight to avoid compensating their victims. This is one example of why you will need a law firm that has the ability to make large upfront investments without a fast return. 

Mass tort claims can sometimes move slowly through the system, but a well-equipped law firm for mass torts can confidently move your case forward without sparing any expense to prove your claim.

The most important aspect of your mass tort claim is you. Our compassionate and dedicated mass tort lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg never lose sight of this, and you can count on us to keep you informed through every step of your claim until you receive your well-deserved compensation.

How the Meirowitz & Wasserberg Mass Tort Law Firm Can Help

If you have grounds to file a mass tort lawsuit, you can count on us to go right to work for you and see your case through until it is resolved. When you choose our experienced mass tort lawyers, we will handle everything so you can focus on your medical treatment and spend time with your family without the stress of wondering if your case is being properly handled. 

You can count on us to provide the following services and more when we handle your mass tort claim:

  • Make sure you know your full legal rights and options
  • Thoroughly review your case and medical history
  • Gather evidence against the companies responsible for your illness 
  • File your mass tort lawsuit before the all-important deadline passes
  • Represent you in settlement negotiations and in court
  • Keep you informed throughout the life of your case
  • Coordinate with other plaintiffs involved in the litigation to secure the best results

Your Rights as a Mass Tort Plaintiff

As mass tort plaintiff, you have the same right to pursue damages and hold large corporations accountable for your injuries as any other personal injury victim. 

However, mass tort claims should not be confused with class-action lawsuits, which require plaintiffs grouped as “members of a class” to split a single settlement. In mass tort lawsuits, each plaintiff’s case is distinct, and you are entitled to receive all of the damages you are due through your own individual case. 

In many mass tort scenarios, courts take on a number of “bellwether cases” to resolve legal issues that are likely to arise in other similar cases. However, though these cases provide guidance that can influence the direction other cases take, they do not displace your right to individual consideration of the unique facts in your case. 

After bellwether cases conclude, the defendants may begin to settle claims based on their likelihood of success in further litigation. For example, if the defendants lose in the bellwethers, they will be more likely to settle out of court. Among other things, you may be compensated for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical expenses and lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of bodily functions
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

How to Get Started in a Mass Tort Lawsuit

To get started in a mass tort lawsuit, call our mass tort law firm as soon as possible at (212) 897-1988. We will schedule a free consultation, during which you will have the opportunity to talk to one of our experienced mass tort attorneys about your claim. 

During the consultation, we will ask detailed questions about what injuries you experienced, when you purchased or received the dangerous product, and whether you previously filed a lawsuit. Depending on the information you provide us, we may be able to estimate your case value and provide legal advice.

We can gather most of the evidence needed to support your claim, including medical records, information about the defective products, and your employment history, but you should have the following evidence with you, if available, for your initial consultation:

  • The names and contact information of your doctors
  • The names and brand names, if available, of the products that harmed you
  • The dates you received the products and when symptoms appeared
  • The names of people you know who have witnessed the product’s effects
  • A list of your previous employers, which can help us calculate your damages if your injuries prevent you from working in the future

We are a national law firm with extensive experience handling mass tort litigation, and we can quickly travel to you as needed. We network with top attorneys in all 50 states and can file your lawsuit for you in the appropriate jurisdiction.

Is There a Deadline to Filing a Mass Tort Case?

Every state has laws known as statutes of limitations that impose strict deadlines on when cases can be filed. The statute of limitations that determines the deadline for your case is governed by the state where we initially file your case. These deadlines can vary from one year to ten years or more after you were injured. 

It is important to contact our trusted mass tort lawyers as soon as possible after you experience an injury so you don’t miss this all-important deadline. If the statute of limitations expires before you reach out to an attorney, your right to recover damages will be lost.

Contact Our Award-Winning Mass Tort Lawyers Today

Mass tort claims are complex cases that require the assistance of a well-established mass tort law firm. When you choose our nationally acclaimed law firm, you can count on the experience of our skilled trial lawyers to get you the results you deserve. 

Our peers in the legal community regularly refer cases to us for special prosecution when they need assurance that their deserving clients will get successful results. Our attorneys have also been honored with the following prestigious awards and recognition:

  • Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Rising Stars
  • Top 100 Civil Litigator

These awards are only awarded to the nation’s leading attorneys. We get results like these because we give every client personalized attention and fight tirelessly for maximum compensation. We do it because we care. 

We never charge upfront fees, and you pay nothing unless we win your case. We are a full-service personal injury firm. To better serve our community, we offer services in English and Spanish. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Notable Results

$200,000
Personal injury settlement

$235,000
Slip and fall injury

$675,000
Product liability injury

$555,000
Premises liability injury

Our Office

New York City Office

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I feel so blessed to have had Meirowitz & Wasserberg Law Firm represent my Husband and I in a great time of need in our lives. l highly recommend this firm. Daniel Wasserberg was the most personable, caring lawyer one could ever have. He was always there for our every need with compassion, loyalty and sincerity. He truly cares about his clients. I learned to love this man as a Son.
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