Mass Torts Lawyers Las Vegas, NV
The Eglet Adams team is skilled at handling mass tort lawsuits. Our catastrophic injury trial lawyers have represented numerous clients against large corporate defendants in high-profile mass tort cases.
Eglet Adams' mass torts lawyers have obtained more multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements than any other law firm in the state of Nevada, including an $800 million settlement for victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting.
What is a Mass Tort? How Does it Differ from a Class Action?
Mass tort and class action lawsuits are brought forth by a group of people who have suffered harm by the same person, organization, or product. These types of lawsuits can have dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of plaintiffs.
The purpose of a class action lawsuit is to seek relief for a group of people who have suffered a similar harm by the same defendant or defendants. Class action lawsuits can be advantageous for individuals who may feel as though their individual claim is not strong enough to warrant a lawsuit but by joining with a group of others with a similar loss, the amount of loss is amplified. This allows resources to be pooled and compensation secured. Class action lawsuits allow all class members to resolve their issues in a single proceeding through one or a few representative plaintiffs and class counsel. In a class action lawsuit, claims are brought as a whole, and any settlement or verdict obtained is split equally between the members of the class.
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 23, established the following criteria to determine if a class can be formed for a class action lawsuit:
(1) the class is so numerous that joinder of all members is impracticable;
(2) there are questions of law or fact common to the class;
(3) the claims or defenses of the representative parties are typical of the claims or defenses of the class; and
(4) the representative parties will fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.
When the criteria of Rule 23 does not apply to the group of injured plaintiffs, a mass tort lawsuit may be a more fitting option. Mass torts are also brought by a group of people who suffered harm or loss by the same defendant or defendants but the key difference between a mass tort and a class action is that in a mass tort, the injuries suffered by the plaintiffs are too dissimilar for the plaintiffs to be considered a class. In a mass tort, each individual plaintiff has their own claim with a distinct set of damages. Mass torts treat each plaintiff as an individual and the individual must prove how they specifically were harmed by the defendant. Due to the varied nature of injuries that can occur from person to person, mass tort lawsuits are common for:
- Defective products
- Defective drugs
- Exposure to toxic substances or chemicals
- Large scale catastrophes like explosions or commercial transportation crashes
If you have suffered harm due to a defective product, defective drug, or large-scale catastrophe, you need Eglet Adams' mass torts lawyers on your side. Contact our Las Vegas, NV office today, and one of our experienced mass torts lawyers can help determine if you qualify to opt into mass tort litigation during a free consultation.
Some of the mass tort lawsuits currently handled by Eglet Adams include:
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Past results do not guarantee, warrant, or predict future cases.