What are the different types of mass tort actions? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp
  • Consumer Product Claims: If there were multiple victims killed or injured by a defective or dangerous product, a mass tort action may be filed. Some of the more common types of mass tort actions include contaminated foods, household products, toys, and vehicle parts.
  • Environmental Claims: There have been many cases of companies doing things that have consequences to the environment and the people who live in that area. These types of claims often involve victims who suffer long term damages, such as factory emissions, groundwater contamination, and oil spills.
  • Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Claims: Although there is a regulatory process these products must go through before they are made available to consumers, many of these products end up in recalls or removal from the market because of the serious injuries the cause.