Mass Tort Lawyers
Did you or a loved one suffer severe injuries or become ill due to a defective medical device, dangerous drug, or another harmful consumer product? If so, you likely are not the only one who has been harmed in this way, and you could have what is called a mass tort claim.
Individuals have the right to hold large companies accountable when the products they produce cause injuries or illnesses. An experienced mass tort attorney can help you take on these deep-pocketed manufacturers and pursue the full compensation you are owed to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Since 1980, attorney Scott C. Gottlieb and his team have helped those who have been injured in Binghamton and the surrounding areas demand the justice they deserve. Our firm has extensive experience helping those who have been hurt due to the greed and negligence of large corporations, and we are not afraid to fight these powerful entities on your behalf.
Time is limited to take action, though, so contact us now to discuss your legal rights. Your initial consultation is 100 percent free, with no obligation. Our firm also handles mass tort claims on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we won’t collect any fees or charge you anything unless we recover money for you. Call our experienced Binghamton mass tort attorney at (607) 304-4121 to get started.*
* The Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb will engage the help of other law firms to primarily handle mass tort cases.
Current Mass Tort Cases We Handle
When manufacturers of consumer goods put the pursuit of profits above the safety of you and your loved ones, they deserve to be held accountable for the injuries or illnesses their products cause. Scott C. Gottlieb and his team will be there to take swift, decisive action to fight for compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs you’ve been forced to incur.
Currently, our team is handling mass tort cases involving:
If you were exposed to asbestos and have developed mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, or another serious illness, you could be owed significant compensation. Individuals who were exposed to asbestos years or even decades ago may just now be experiencing symptoms, but you still have legal rights. Be sure to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your condition and learn about your rights.
Did you experience chronic pain, infection, mesh shrinkage or migration, or organ damage after hernia surgery? You should talk to an attorney as soon as possible if you suffered complications or if revision surgery was necessary to correct the issue.
Have you been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma? Do you suspect that exposure to the popular herbicide Roundup might have been the cause? Those who work in the landscaping, agriculture, or other related industries that required frequent exposure to Roundup products containing the ingredient glyphosate are now reporting such diagnoses, and our team is fighting to hold the manufacturer accountable.
Evidence suggests that the manufacturers of specific brands of talcum powder (also known as baby powder) were aware that their products could cause ovarian cancer if used for specific hygiene-related purposes. The companies failed to warn consumers of these risks, and our team can help you demand justice if you have developed cancer as a result.
3M Combat Earplugs
Thousands of veterans have suffered hearing loss, tinnitus, and other ailments due to defective dual-ended Combat Earplugs that 3M sold to the U.S. military from 2003 to 2015. If you believe these defective earplugs led to your hearing loss or other injury while in the service, you need to learn about your legal rights.
The blood pressure/heart medication valsartan was intended to help people. Yet, many patients have been diagnosed with cancer, liver damage, and other devastating illnesses due to nitrosamine impurities found in the drug. If this has happened to you, we urge you to contact us now.
IVC Filters are inserted into the body to trap blood clots from the legs or lower part of the body before they reach the heart and lungs. However, manufacturer C.R. Bard has been accused of defectively designing the filters and failing to warn consumers that the devices can break apart in the body, causing internal bleeding, organ damage, and other serious injuries.
This medication is intended to help people with gout manage chronic hyperuricemia. However, patients have suffered life-threatening cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes related to the dangerous medication. If you have suffered a cardiovascular problem related to your use of Uloric, talk to our attorneys now.
Nexium and Prilosec
Thousands of people have filed lawsuits over these medications, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are intended to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Users of the medication have suffered chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, and death. Do not hesitate to seek legal advice if you or a loved one was harmed by taking these dangerous medications.
If you had a knee replacement and are now coping with the device loosening or becoming unstable, you are not alone. Many people have required corrective surgery to address problems caused by defective knee replacement devices. You should learn about your right to take legal action.
People with metal-on-metal hip implants have reported a range of unexpected side effects due to metal flakes rubbing off the devices and damaging surrounding tissue and bone. Patients with defective hip implants may experience pain, numbness, reduced mobility, and even metal toxicity (metallosis). If you have suffered serious side effects from a defective hip implant or required additional surgery, you should talk to a lawyer now.
What Is a Mass Tort?
Unlike a personal injury lawsuit, which usually involves a single plaintiff against another individual or entity, a mass tort is a civil action that involves numerous plaintiffs against a single or a few defendants. These cases can be heard in state or federal court. In a mass tort claim, the injured individuals can join together or be grouped together to seek compensation for their injuries. This helps save time in the court system, making it faster to resolve a large group of similar claims.
Is a Mass Tort the Same as a Class Action?
A class action is one type of mass tort claim. When individuals suffer the same or similar injuries due to a defendant’s actions (or lack of actions), they can file a single claim for compensation in court. These individuals are then represented as a “class.” In a class-action claim, one person or a few people are selected as plaintiffs to represent the entire class of injured victims. Then, the attorneys handling the class-action lawsuit try to notify any other injured victims who may not yet know about the claim.
Multi-district litigation (MDL) is another type of mass tort claim. In multi-district litigation, similar claims are grouped together to simplify the trial process, but they remain separate claims. A single claim or a few representative claims are chosen to go to trial first. This is known as a bellwether trial. The outcome of the bellwether trial serves as a guide for how the other cases may go. When defendants lose in a bellwether trial, they may choose to settle the rest of the remaining cases rather than risk taking them to trial.
How Can a Mass Tort Attorney Help Me?
If you’ve been hurt by a defective or dangerous product that you believed was safe to use, know that you’re not alone. Help is available to you. With Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, our team has the knowledge, the skills, and the resources to fight for you.
We will demand the answers you need and the justice you deserve. We will sit down with you during a free consultation and discuss your case and your legal options. Our team will help you map out a strategy to pursue the maximum amount of compensation possible for you, and we will not allow these large corporations or their aggressive attorneys to pressure you into accepting anything less than what you rightfully deserve.
Our team will be ready to discuss your case and explain how we can help you when you call (607) 304-4121, fill out a contact form, or chat with us online. Your initial consultation with our mass tort attorney is free and confidential, and there is no obligation to you. So reach out right away and let us put our experience to work for you.