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Class Actions and Mass Torts in Ohio
The negligent actions of large companies and other entities can impact a lot of individuals, across multiple jurisdictions. When this happens, the potential for harm is not only increased, but so is the level of risk and difficulty. Holding large companies and several individuals accountable can be intimidating, but fortunately, the law allows individuals in similar circumstances the opportunity to level the playing field by banding together in either a class action or mass tort.
Through a mass tort or class action, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical costs and hospital bills
- Loss of income
- Disability or physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio personal injury lawyers represent individuals, groups, and classes of all sizes in these highly complex matters and use our more than 500 years of combined experience to successfully obtain compensation to help our clients move forward with their lives.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligent or fraudulent actions of another person or large company, contact us at 1-800-HURT-NOW for a free consultation. KNR is a leading Ohio firm, serving the needs of those harmed by dangerous or defective products and services.
Understanding the Difference Between Class Actions & Mass Torts
When a group of people has been harmed in similar circumstances or injured by the same product or service, they may combine their efforts in two ways to fight back. This can include lowering costs, pooling legal resources, and pursuing larger financial recoveries.
- What is a Class Action?
In a class action, the parties involved are grouped together as a class and represented by one or a few individuals. Rather than having every affected member, which could be thousands of people, participate in their own court cases, a class action allows the issues to be resolved for everyone in one lawsuit. This makes it more affordable for people to participate since the expenses are pulled from the total recovery obtained on behalf of the members. The remainder of the recovery is then distributed amongst the class members. This type of case often is pursued when the harm experienced is primarily financial rather than for personal injuries.
- What is a Mass Tort Claim?
In a mass tort claim, one attorney or a group of attorneys can represent numerous people who were injured by a particular product, such as a dangerous drug or defective medical device. However, each person retains his or her own individual claim rather than becoming part of a single claim as in a class action lawsuit. Mass torts allow you to be represented as an individual and to pursue your own case, but also to pool resources with other attorneys and plaintiffs handling similar claims to make litigation more efficient and cost-effective. Because you retain your individual claim, you also retain the ability to come to an individual settlement or verdict in your case that you don’t have to divide among numerous other plaintiffs.
Both types of legal actions allow injured people the opportunity to pursue the compensation they need from companies who have large teams of attorneys dedicated to preserving their own interests. At KNR, or legal team can explain which of these may be appropriate in your specific case, and we will work tirelessly to obtain the justice you deserve.
Mass Torts Involving Dangerous Drugs & Medical Products
Dangerous drugs and medical devices can end up costing you and your family significant financial losses in otherwise preventable medical expenses, hundreds of hours of lost time from family and work, and may even exacerbate the medical condition for which you originally sought help.
If a prescription or over-the-counter medication is defective or has dangerous side effects, a user can experience serious harm, such as with arthritis drugs that were discovered to cause heart problems with long-term use. Additionally, defective medical devices can cause irreversible damage. Poorly designed, manufactured, tested, and labeled devices can all contribute to personal injury and significant pain. What makes the situation even worse is that when these items are used nationwide, the effects can be widespread and affect thousands, or even millions, of people.
Cases involving injuries caused by defective drugs and medical devices are usually pursued as mass tort claims. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio personal injury attorneys have extensive experience with mass tort claims involving dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. We have achieved successful outcomes in many of these types of cases, including several multi-million dollar settlements or verdicts for individuals who were harmed by dangerous or defective medical products.
Some of the current types of cases we’re handling include:
- Zimmer Persona ® trabecular metal tibial plate
- Testosterone drugs
- Granuflo & Naturalyte
- DePuy Attune Knee Replacement Systems
- Ohio Invokana Lawsuit Claims
Other Types of Ohio Class & Mass Tort Cases We Handle
Class Actions and Mass Torts are often massive in scope and involve complicated issues ranging from contractual agreements, false product claims, fraud, bad faith denials, product liability, and negligence amongst others. The attorneys with Kisling, Nestico & Redick have extensive experience with various class action and mass tort cases throughout Ohio and are prepared to fight for you, ensure your rights are protected, and purse fair compensation for your losses.
We represent groups of plaintiffs in a broad range of cases, including:
- Product Liability
- Insurance Bad Faith
Contact an Ohio Class Action Lawyer
If you have been injured or suffered losses because of a faulty product or due to the actions of a corporation, you may be entitled to damages. The experienced Ohio personal injury lawyers with KNR can determine your eligibility for either a mass tort or class action and properly advise you on the best way to move forward. To schedule a free, no-risk consultation with an attorney, call 1-800-HURT-NOW and review all your options and learn how to recover what you deserve.