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Current Mass Tort Litigation That Might Affect You or Your Family

Without warning, a defective product could be harming you or someone you love. Whether it involves building materials, prescription medications, household products, medical devices or vehicle parts, one problem could affect thousands or even millions of users. In these situations, mass tort actions are often used to pursue compensation for injuries based on negligence or strict liability in manufacture, design, labeling or distribution of products.

Through mass tort litigation, a group of victims who have suffered similar harm can join to take on a defendant. Mass tort actions allow numerous plaintiffs to share the burden of bringing a case and to secure legal counsel that is well suited to litigating against large corporations. Defendants also benefit by limiting the amount of cases they have to deal with. Our firm can represent plaintiffs in current mass tort cases that include:

  • Faulty bone cement used in knee replacements — Knee replacements are meant to alleviate pain and give recipients long-term mobility and freedom. However, this works only if the device remains attached to the bone. Cement that doesn’t adhere correctly has led to cardiac arrests and other serious and even deadly harm.
  • Valsartan blood pressure medication — An ingredient used in several types of generic Valsartan blood pressure medication was found by the FDA to be contaminated with cancer-causing substances. The impurities affected pharmaceuticals manufactured in China and India.
  • Talcum powder — Women who used talcum powder in their genital area and developed ovarian cancer might be eligible for legal relief. Evidence has shown that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades about the presence of naturally occurring asbestos in some talc. One verdict in this area totaled nearly $5 billion.
  • Takata air bags — Approximately 37 million Takata automobile air bags have been recalled due to a variety of malfunctions, including inappropriate deployment, explosive bursts that send metal shards flying through the car and inflation failures. Despite years of efforts, some unsafe air bags remain in cars.
  • Asbestos exposure — Mesothelioma is a fatal form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Workers in construction, the shipping industry and numerous other fields have suffered from this disease and other lung ailments because they weren’t informed of the risks or properly protected.

If you’ve been harmed by a defective product and believe that others might be in the same situation, it’s wise to speak with a dedicated mass torts lawyer to learn if there is pending litigation or if a new mass tort claim is feasible.

Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban provides comprehensive counsel for victims in all types of mass tort cases. Please call (866) 866-8387 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your claim. Our firm has offices in the Carolinas and Virginia.

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