Have you and many others suffered the same injuries as a result of a defective product? If so, you may have a mass tort claim capable of resulting in compensation and damages for the injuries that you and others have suffered. At the Anastopoulo Law Firm, we have a team of South Carolina attorneys provide legal representation and advice in mass tort lawsuits. Such lawsuits can be difficult, time consuming and even overwhelming if you do not have the assistance of effective and knowledgeable legal counsel. In light of this, you should contact the South Carolina mass tort attorneys at the Anastopoulo Law Firm today.
Understanding South Carolina Mass Tort Law
Mass tort litigations share some of the characteristics of traditional class action suits, though with a few important differences. While in a class action all of the injured parties are represented by the same attorney(s)/counsel, with mass torts each injured party can be represented by their own separate attorney. Furthermore, while in class actions one or more victims file one distinct suit on behalf of all affected parties, known as “class members,” in mass tort litigations individual lawsuits must be filed by each individual party seeking to obtain compensation for suffered injuries. Mass torts litigations allow all of the involved attorneys to pool their evidentiary discoveries in order to both streamline and consolidate the prosecution, while also ensuring that no one claimant is forced to incur the largest share of the expenses associated with evidence discovery or other aspects of the litigation. Oftentimes mass tort litigations can span jurisdictions and be held in federal courts.
The mass tort litigation process revolves around the assertion that different people have suffered typically similar injuries as a result of a specific occurrence or an event, or by the use of the same defective product. Some of the different types of situations that have given rise to mass tort litigation include:
- Victims of plane crashes and motor vehicle accidents;
- Victims injured because of their use of medical products, drugs and other pharmaceuticals;
- Those unknowingly exposed to dangerous and hazardous products;
- Victims of mass disasters;
- Victims of unfair business practices; and
- Members of a specific protected class who have faced discrimination or harassment.
Mass Tort Litigation Representation
Mass tort litigation can be extremely difficult to maneuver and understand without effective assistance of counsel from an attorney. Choose the South Carolina mass tort attorneys at the Anastopoulo Law Firm for legal representation and advice regarding your mass tort litigation. Our team of attorneys understand the intricacies of mass tort law, including medical device and product defects, Title VII discrimination, and plane crashes and disasters. Contact the Anastopoulo Law Firm today to discuss the legal representation and advice that you deserve. During your phone call you will be able to access your free case evaluation.