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Tupelo Mass Tort Lawyers

Have you been injured as a result of a medical device, medication, or another product? Call Mama Justice to discuss your injuries and get legal assistance.

Each year, thousands of people lose their lives as a result of poorly-prescribed or defective medications, medical devices, and other products across the United States. In Tupelo, we see numerous families affected by negligent product manufacturers. When victims are harmed as a result of using products that are marketed as safe and effective, they may have legal options available to help them receive justice.

In most instances, victims and surviving family members pursue mass tort claims against negligent parties. These lawsuits allow injured parties to recover compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face and help to cover some of the non-economic damages resulting from being injured or losing a loved one. Although filing a legal claim may seem like a simple process, mass tort claims require extensive knowledge and keen attention to detail. For this reason, you can greatly benefit from seeking the guidance of our mass tort lawyers in Tupelo.

At Mama Justice, our lawyers have fought on behalf of victims and families for decades. We are dedicated to helping those affected by medications, medical devices, and other products in their pursuit of justice. Our lawyers will investigate your case, consult with doctors and other medical experts, and build the strongest case possible on your behalf while fighting to protect your legal rights.

Contact our mass tort lawyers in Tupelo as soon as possible to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the legal options available for you.

What is a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

Torts are defined as wrongful acts that cause direct harm to someone. Therefore, a mass tort is a wrongful act that harms several people. In Mississippi, when several people are harmed by the same product, they are able to take legal action against the manufacturer of the product. To do so, victims can pursue legal actions by filing a tort claim against them. When several people experience similar issues from using the same product, their cases are filed in what is referred to as a mass tort lawsuit.

Most people are familiar with class-action lawsuits and mass tort claims are similar in some ways but different in others. Both mass tort claims and class action lawsuits are filed by several people targeting one party with regard to one specific product. In a class-action lawsuit, the judge will award one amount of damages. The damages are to be divided equally between each party. Most class action lawsuits are generally a reimbursement of the expenses incurred by victims for the specific product. For example, if you were harmed by over-the-counter medication, you will be provided a refund for the product after a judgment is made in favor of the claimants.

Alternatively, mass tort claims provide victims with compensation that covers their individual damages. Victims who prevail after filing mass tort claims can recover compensation for various economic and non-economic damages they face, including:

  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Medical expenses
  • Long-term care costs
  • Disfigurements and permanent scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Temporary or permanent disability benefits
  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish

Filing a mass tort claim comes with a variety of benefits for victims. These include:

  • Your case comes with independent results – meaning you are able to recover compensation despite other claimants having their lawsuits fail.
  • Victims and their legal teams can band together and share research and evidence to build the strongest case imaginable.
  • Costs for investigations, witnesses, and various other case-building processes can be split among all of the plaintiffs to make the entire process more affordable for you.
  • These claims are handled in several courts, which allows the legal process to continue moving along smoothly.

If you have been harmed as a result of a specific product, you may be entitled to compensation that you can use to cover your costs moving forward. Reaching out to our mass tort lawyers in Tupelo can ensure you are able to get justice. Our lawyers offer free, no-obligation case evaluations to prospective clients. We will meet with you whenever is convenient to you so we can discuss your case and the process of protecting your legal rights by filing a tort claim against the negligent party.

Dial (888) 484-1476 to speak with Mama Justice about your mass tort.