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New York Mass Tort Lawyers

If you were harmed by a defective product, a dangerous pharmaceutical, or exposure to a toxic substance, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. In cases like these, chances are you were not the only person harmed. A New York mass tort lawyer at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, can review your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule 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.

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Consumers in New York and beyond trust manufacturers and distributors to ensure their products are safe to consume and use. Sadly, these corporate actors sometimes fail in their duty to keep the public safe. If enough people are harmed, a mass tort tort scenario could ensue. Mass torts generate extremely complex litigation, and impacted individuals need high-quality legal representation in their corner. 

If you or a loved one were injured or became ill due to a defective product, dangerous pharmaceutical, or toxic substance, you are likely entitled to compensation. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, our New York mass tort lawyers have extensive experience fighting for the rights of folks injured in situations like these. We are ready to fight for you. 

Our New York Mass Tort Lawyers

Meirowitz & Wasserberg is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm. Our practice is dedicated to helping injury victims and their families secure the full and fair compensation they deserve, including through mass tort lawsuits. We represent people, not corporations.

We have multiple attorneys in our New York City office specializing in mass torts, including Perry Shusterman, Bonnie Steinwolf, and Melissa Ryan Reitberg.

Our highly skilled legal team has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys have also been recognized by Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. 

What is a Mass Tort?

In law, a “tort” is a wrongful act that leads to civil liability, laying the foundation for a personal injury lawsuit. A “mass tort” refers to a wrongful act that harms numerous people. Mass tort litigation tends to arise when manufacturers, distributors, or other business entities cause widespread harm to consumers. When plaintiffs in these situations sue, they can do so through several legal avenues. 

For example, they can bring their claims individually, in which case the damages they obtain through their lawsuits will be determined based on the specific harm suffered by each plaintiff. Attorneys handling mass torts in this way often draw on the facts, legal arguments, and results in related cases in order to build a strong claim for their own clients. 

In certain cases, however, mass tort litigation can take the form of a class action. This simply means that a named plaintiff or plaintiffs bring a lawsuit on behalf of all consumers harmed by the defendant’s actions, named and unnamed alike.  

There are very specific legal criteria that must be satisfied in order for a mass tort scenario to qualify for a class action, the most important being that the underlying facts, governing law, and harms suffered across individual cases be sufficiently related. If plaintiffs in a class action win, they are each awarded the same amount of damages.

Different Types of Mass Torts

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a corporation’s negligent actions, you need a New York City law firm that won’t back down from a challenge. We are a full-service, nationally recognized personal injury law firm. Our attorneys have what it takes to handle even the most complex cases.  

For example, we have worked on numerous mass tort cases. Some of the products involved in cases we have handled include:

This is not an exhaustive list. If you have been injured and believe you have a case, do not hesitate to contact us. We are ready to make sure you know your full legal rights and options. 

Qualities To Look for in a New York Mass Tort Attorney

Not all personal injury attorneys have experience with mass tort litigation. Not so at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP. Mass torts are one of our specialties. Our team of seasoned attorneys has the skills and resources needed to take on these cases without any upfront cost to our clients. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and you pay nothing unless we win your case. 

Our lawyers also have extensive experience shepherding cases through the New York legal system. We have handled hundreds of cases, and we are ready to put our expertise to work for you. Our mass tort lawyers in New York have developed an impressive track record of success and are standing by to pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve. 

Our New York City Law Office

To better serve our clients, Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, has offices located throughout NYC and the surrounding area:

How To Get Started in a Mass Tort Lawsuit

If you were injured by a defective consumer product or toxic substance, you are likely not the only person harmed. For example, suppose thousands of individuals lose their vision after taking a medication with dangerous, undisclosed side effects. You can take legal action if you used the medication and developed the same type of vision loss as other plaintiffs. 

If you believe you may be the victim of a mass tort, follow these steps:

When you’ve been seriously injured by a consumer product, it’s important to seek immediate medical care so you can get a diagnosis and begin treatment. Even if you are unsure about an injury or illness, see a medical specialist as soon as possible. The treatment records your doctor creates will serve as crucial evidence in your case. 

If possible, document when and how you were harmed, such as by keeping track of your prescription purchase and refills. Gathering evidence to substantiate the full impact of a mass tort can be a challenging task. Our mass tort lawyers in New York can assist. 

Damages are the injuries and losses you can pursue compensation for through a mass tort lawsuit, such as medical expenses and lost wages. Your attorney can help calculate additional damages, such as lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. 

Consulting a skilled attorney is the best way to determine if you have grounds for a mass tort lawsuit. The top-tier legal team at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, is here to help. We can evaluate your case, investigate the governing law, and even find other eligible plaintiffs to join your lawsuit.

Contact an Experienced Mass Tort Lawyer in New York

Litigating mass tort cases is considerably more complicated compared to more commonplace personal injury lawsuits. Significant time and resources are required to investigate and prepare these cases, which isn’t possible without high-quality legal representation. 

That’s where our New York mass tort lawyers come in. Our firm has handled numerous mass tort cases for clients throughout New York City and beyond. Our award-winning attorneys have the resources, skills, and legal knowledge needed to handle yours and fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. 

Call (212) 897-1988 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York mass tort lawyer. Learn how we can put our years of experience to work for you and your loved ones. 

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