There are circumstances in which a group of people have sustained harm or injuries due to mass exposure to substances, toxins, dangerous drugs or devices, and other products or chemicals that may result in injury or even death. These types of cases are often referred to as mass torts or torts, a term for a wrongful act that can often be remedied in the legal system. Many of these cases involve litigation with large corporations including those in the petroleum, insulation, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. When a company or manufacturer is negligent in a way that exposes consumers to potentially harmful or deadly devices or substances, it is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer in Kansas City who is experienced in mass torts. At The O'Connor Law Firm, we fight aggressively against corporate giants who put profit over the safety of consumers.
Product Liability and Torts in Missouri
Many tort cases are related to product liability; manufacturers, companies, and corporations are responsible for providing products to consumers that are safe to use or consume. As anyone who watches television knows, there are countless attorneys who advertise their legal services for those who are the victims of a defective drug, medical devices, or exposure to asbestos. Mass torts are cases in which an attorney represents a large group of victims who desire to recover damages or compensation from a company or corporation not only to cover costs for medical treatment, lost wages, or emotional trauma, but also to hold the responsible party or parties accountable so that others can avoid the same fate in the future.
While a tort is essentially a civil wrong committed by an individual that results in injury to a victim, mass torts differ in that many victims are injured by a defendant (usually a company or corporation) or more than one defendant who acted in a way that was negligent. Consumer product claims and pharmaceutical claims are common in mass torts.
Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Today
At The O'Connor Law Firm we represent plaintiffs who have suffered injuries because of the negligence of manufacturers and corporations, whether related to insulation and asbestos, petroleum used by big oil companies, dangerous prescription drugs, consumer products, defective medical devices, and more. It is vital to hold negligent parties responsible when a large group of individuals are harmed or injured because of exposure to or consumption of dangerous or toxic chemicals or products. We urge you to contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney at our firm today for legal guidance regarding mass torts and whether you may have a claim. Contact us for a free consultation at 816-842-1111.