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Mass Torts Lawsuits

In many mass tort cases, plaintiffs have typically suffered harm from defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals, but these claims may involve any number of issues.

Mass tort lawsuits in Florida can be brought when multiple plaintiffs have suffered injuries linked by the same tortfeasor. Typically, each plaintiff’s case is combined but treated as separate claims. Any subsequent investigations related to the claim are completed once for the entire group, rather than separate times for each plaintiff.

Claims for mass torts can be extremely complex and require the skill and knowledge of an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that all plaintiffs are given adequate representation.


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Attorney for Mass Torts Lawsuits in Brevard County, FL

If you have suffered injuries or disabilities due to a possible mass tort in Brevard County, Orange County, Seminole County, Indian River County, Osceola County, or surrounding areas, call The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

James B. Coulter will work with you to recover any damages you are owed. He represents clients from his office in Satellite Beach, FL, and represents clients throughout the surrounding cities of Melbourne, Cocoa, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Rockledge, Indialantic, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, and West Melbourne.

Call today to schedule your free consultation.


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Mass Tort vs. Class Actions

While they share some similarities, mass tort claims are different from a typical class-action lawsuit in various ways. In mass tort claims, cases are tried on an individual basis. In certain parts of the legal process, including discovery, plaintiffs will be treated as one plaintiff. Damages in a mass tort claim are often related but may be unique for each plaintiff.

In contrast, class-action claims, plaintiffs share the same injuries or damages. Recovery for plaintiffs in class-action lawsuits are typically much smaller than that of mass tort claims. If you believe you have a mass tort claim, you need an attorney working on your behalf to get the damages you are owed.


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Examples of Mass Torts in Florida

Some of the most common types of mass torts involve the following topics:

  • Tainted foods or drinks;
  • Exposure to asbestos and other harmful chemicals;
  • Toxin exposure;
  • Defective pharmaceutical products; and
  • Defective tools and products.

Mass torts are one way to speed up the court process by allowing multiple plaintiffs to have their claims adjudicated in a more efficient manner.


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More Information on Mass Torts

Torts claims for medical malpractice and related matters- Visit Florida’s state legislature site for more information on different types of mass tort claims, elements of a tort claim, and related matters for personal injury claims.


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Locate a Lawyer for Mass Torts Claims in Brevard County, FL

If you live in Satellite Beach, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, or surrounding areas and have sustained injuries which may have been caused by mass tort, call a personal injury attorney with The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 or fill out the online form for a free consultation.

Find out more about Florida’s requirements for establishing a mass tort claim and the possible remedies for your injuries.

This article was last updated on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.  


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