What is a Mass Tort Lawsuit?
When a company injures numerous people due to some oversight or negligence they are more than likely going to be litigated against. In instances where a lot of people suffer the same, specific injury because of a faulty product such as a drug with unintended side effects, the case is often handled in court as a mass tort lawsuit.
The Type-2 diabetes drug Actos has come under fire after being linked to a drastic increase in the risk of developing bladder cancer when used regularly. If you or someone you know has developed bladder cancer after taking Actos as directed and would like to learn more about an Actos lawsuit, contact Williams Kherkher at 800-641-9810 today.
Benefits of a Mass Tort
Mass tort lawsuits are often confused with class action suits, but they are quite different. In a mass tort lawsuit, many cases are combined into a single trial, but each case is argued individually. Mass torts have numerous benefits that include:
- Saving time and money
- Personalized settlements for each individual
- Pooling legal resources for a higher likelihood of better outcomes
Because class action suits do not treat each plaintiff as an individual, they often benefit the attorneys more than those who need help. The increased speed of a mass tort can help you receive more compensation sooner than a class action could. When treating bladder cancer, time is of the essence.
If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, an Actos lawsuit may be appropriate. Contact an Actos lawsuit attorney with Williams Kherkher by calling 800-641-9810 to discuss your legal rights and options in this difficult situation.