What’s the Difference Between a Mass Tort and a Class Action?
Big cases with many plaintiffs are complicated. Sometimes these cases are treated as a mass tort, sometimes as a class action. The difference is meaningful in terms of how plaintiffs are grouped and treated. In both types of cases, there are a large number of plaintiffs usually suing one defendant. In both types of cases,… read moreRead More
200,000+ Plaintiffs Join 3M MDL, Making it the Biggest in History
Over 200,000 claimants joined multidistrict litigation (MDL) against 3M. The MDL accuses the company of manufacturing faulty earplugs. It is the biggest class of mass tort claimants in recent U.S. history. Like defective drugs, defective medical devices cause more severe harm precisely because of the nature of the product. Some medical product liability claims involve:… read moreRead More
ParaGard IUD May Cause Disruption in Microbiota, Lead to Serious Infections
Many women have chosen the ParaGard IUD because they believe that a copper IUD is better than hormonal birth control. However, some women have experienced severe injuries and complications from using the copper IUD. Numerous ParaGard IUD lawsuits have been filed alleging injuries ranging from infertility and uterine scarring to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and… read moreRead More
What Potential Long Term Consequences Could Zantac Cause?
Maybe you’ve heard of lawsuits against the manufacturer of the dangerous drug Zantac. You’ve taken Zantac in the past and you’re wondering whether you’re at risk from using a defective drug. Zantac (ranitidine), a popular over-the-counter antacid drug was recalled by the FDA in 2019 due to a link between the drug and the cancer-causing… read moreRead More
Zantac Injury Lawsuits: What’s NDMA?
By now, the story is predictable. A trusted drug, previously approved by the FDA, now found to cause unspeakable harm. Drugs used to treat obesity, later found to cause heart defects. Drugs used for pain relief later found to be addictive and deadly. Birth control implants that cause internal damage. Then, the familiar lawsuits against… read moreRead More
Defective 3M Earplugs Associated With Tinnitus in Military Veterans
When you’re in the military, you can be exposed to some incredibly harmful levels of noise. Between weapon systems and explosions, many believe that individuals in the military are exposed to the “most intense sounds that can be found in any occupation.” That’s why, as part of their standard-issue equipment, servicemen and servicewomen receive earplugs…. read moreRead More