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Understanding The Basics Of A Mass Tort Case

by Andrew Martin

Mass tort lawsuits often don't get the attention or coverage that they deserve, because these cases help obtain restitution for many affected by certain situations. Mass tort lawsuits exist for all sorts of reasons, including medication side effects and dangerous medical treatment. If you have been affected by a situation like this, you might wonder if you should file a mass tort. Despite the implication of the name, it's important to understand that each mass tort case must be filed individually. You cannot join a mass tort suit like you can with a class action case. Here are a few reasons to consider a mass tort lawsuit if you have been affected.

It Doesn't Cost You Anything

One of the biggest reasons why many people shy away from participating in a mass tort lawsuit is financial. They are often concerned about the cost of the attorney's fees and the expenses associated with participation. The good news is that, when it comes to these lawsuits, participation does not typically cost you anything. The attorney handling the case receives their fees as a percentage of the final award, so the parties filing the lawsuits don't have to pay anything up-front.

You Can't Be Punished For It

If you are concerned that participating in a mass tort lawsuit could lead to retaliation or punishment by the defendant, it is important to understand that you can not be punished for participating. In fact, any kind of retaliation could be addressed in court, and the defendant will be held accountable. Your attorney can help you understand your rights and what could constitute retaliation so that you can protect your interests.

Your Medical Costs Are Not Going Away

A mass tort case is typically filed after a medical mistake, such as damage from a medication. These cases often result in long-term medical care needs, which can be expensive. A mass tort case can get you the restitution you deserve to cover those costs. This is important because you should not be responsible for paying those expenses, but they will not just go away. Your attorney can help you determine the current and projected total costs that you should seek.

These are just a few of the many things that you should understand when it comes to mass tort law. Talk with an attorney about your situation today to determine if a mass tort case might be the right solution.

Reach out to a mass tort attorney to learn more.