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Mass Tort Lawyers in Jackson, Mississippi

If you have been injured as a result of a medication, medical device, or another product, Mama Justice can help you. Contact our mass tort lawyers in Jackson to get started on your case.

Every year, people suffer injuries after using products that are marketed as safe and effective. In some cases, victims may be able to pursue legal actions against manufacturers after being harmed by a product. One of the most commonly exercised legal avenues by victims is the filing of mass tort claims. These lawsuits allow victims to recover damages for their pain and suffering, as well as various other economic and non-economic damages they face.

Effectively handling mass tort claims requires a significant amount of experience in a variety of areas. Our Jackson mass tort attorneys at Mama Justice have extensive experience helping victims in Jackson and across the state of Mississippi protect their legal rights after being harmed by medication and medical devices.

Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case, consult with doctors, research the latest scientific developments surrounding the products that have caused you harm, and exercise effective legal skills to create a solid case on your behalf.

If you have been injured as a result of a medication or medical device, contact our Jackson mass tort attorneys to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and the legal options available for you.

What is a Mass Tort Claim?

By definition, a tort is a wrongful act that causes direct harm to another person. A mass tort, therefore, is an act that harms several people. Claims surrounding mass torts often target large companies that collectively engage in wrongful acts that cause damages.

When several people are harmed in similar ways following the use of the same product, they are able to band together and file a class-action lawsuit against negligent manufacturers and various other parties who contributed to the creation, production, and offering of the product. Mass tort claims are typically filed after several people are exposed to defective or dangerous products and suffer the same rare illnesses.

Mass tort claims differ from class-action lawsuits in that victims are able to recover damages on a case-by-case basis. Class action lawsuits collect a pool of compensation that is divided equally to all plaintiffs. Mass tort claims provide further protection for victims because they are able to recover compensation that ensures their actual damages are covered.

Contact Mama Justice – MW Law Firm online or by phone at (888) 484-1476 today for a free and confidential consultation.

Cases we Handle for Our Clients

There are several mass tort cases that are currently ongoing in the justice system. Our Jackson mass tort lawyers at Mama Justice have extensive experience helping victims protect their legal rights after being harmed by a defective medical device, medication, or another product.

We have helped numerous clients who have been injured by the following:

Alere INratio

This lawsuit focuses on victims who have suffered as a result of the use of Alere INRatio and INRatio 2PT/INR Monitor System and INRatio Test Strips. For several years, people utilized this monitoring system and strips to measure how quickly their blood clots. The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer knew that the devices provided incorrect readings, but failed to address the issue.

Hernia mesh

Hernias occur when the intestines, organs, or even fatty tissues are squeezed through weak spots in the connective tissues or muscles. When this occurs, some patients are given surgical mesh to support the weakened tissues or muscles to eliminate the hernias. However, there are some cases where mesh treatments cause several complications. There have been lawsuits filed against various manufacturers after recipients suffered organ adhesions, perforations, or obstructions. Some of the distributors of mesh products that have been recalled include:

  • Henry Schein Inc.
  • Medline Industries
  • RAM Medical, Inc.
  • Q-Med Corporations
  • Amerimed Corporation
  • Marathon Medical Corporation
  • MMS – A Medical Supply Company

If you were treated with hernia mesh and experienced any medical problems, contact our law firm to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our mass tort lawyers in Jackson can help you.

JUUL e-cigarettes

JUUL e-cigarettes were marketed to teens and even brought into schools and introduced as a safe, non-addictive alternative to cigarettes. However, it has been found that JUUL products are incredibly addictive and can cause lung and respiratory problems. If you suffered addiction side effects, lung complications, and other health problems due to the use of a JUUL product while under the age of 18, you may have legal options available to help you get justice.

Essure birth control

Essure birth control is intended to provide recipients with permanent birth control after it is implanted into the fallopian tubes. On December 31, 2018, Bayer stopped selling the product. More than 17,000 lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer, Bayer, after several women their devices broke into pieces and cut into nearby organs.

Prevacid

This proton-pump inhibitor is used to treat certain esophagus and stomach problems, like acid reflux and ulcers. However, a mass tort lawsuit has been filed against the manufacturers of the medication after several recipients were diagnosed with stomach cancer after taking the drug.

Talcum powder

Talcum powder is used by women and newborns due to its excellent ability to absorb liquid. For this reason, it makes a reliable antiperspirant. However, several studies have found strong links between the use of talcum powder around the genitals and the development of cervical cancer.

Truvada

This medication is provided to people with HIV as a tool for treating the infection. Although it does not cure HIV or AIDs, it works to slow the progression of the disease. Unfortunately, some people who took the medication experienced kidney failure, bone loss, and osteoporosis.

Zofran

This medication is commonly given to people who are going through cancer treatments, like chemotherapy and radiation, to help combat nausea. Although this medication can be extremely helpful for sufferers, women who took the medication while pregnant reported birth defects in their newborns at an alarming rate.

Xeljanz

This medication was used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and psoriatic arthritis. However, there is a current lawsuit that was filed by several people who experienced major cardiac events, like strokes and heart attacks, experienced blood clots, and even cancer. If you suffer from these or other health issues after using Xeljanz, contact our law firm for a free case review.

Roundup weed killer

A massive lawsuit surrounding the use of Roundup indicates that the product’s active ingredient glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen that is likely to cause cancer. Studies have found a strong link between the use of Roundup and the link to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in groundskeepers, gardeners, and various other individuals due to exposure.

Hip replacement implants

Hip implants can be extremely helpful for people who suffer from arthritis and various other hip diseases. If the materials are not implanted properly, patients can experience pain, infection, and other injuries. Our mass tort lawyers in Jackson are currently reviewing cases for victims who have suffered as a result of a hip implant. If you received ametal-on-metal hip implant before May 16, 2016, our team may be able to help you get justice. Some of the most common manufacturers named in mass tort claims for hip replacements include:

  • Stryker
  • Wright
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Depuy Orthopedics