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Dangerous products and devices devastate thousands every year. Even with strict standards, faulty products hurt a lot of people. It’s important to remember that if you are among them, you are not alone. There are often large companies responsible and by joining forces with other victims, you can hold them accountable.

Class Actions and Mass Torts in Ohio

The negligent actions of large companies and other entities can impact everyday people just like you. When this happens, the potential for harm is not only increased but so is the level of risk and difficulty.

Holding large companies accountable can be intimidating. But the law, fortunately, allows people 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
  • Disfigurement
  • 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 to get the compensation they deserve. With more than 500 years of combined experience and a long history of fighting for injured Ohioans, we can help you understand your rights and successfully guide you through a class action or mass tort claim.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligent or fraudulent actions of a 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.

The Difference Between Class Actions & Mass Torts

When a group of people is harmed in similar circumstances or injured by the same product, they may combine their legal efforts in one of two ways. The main benefits of doing this are to lower costs, pool resources, and pursue 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, participate in their own court cases, a class action allows 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 by the members. The remainder of the recovery is then distributed amongst the class members.

    Class actions are usually pursued when the harm involved is mainly financial rather than for personal, physical 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, like 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.

    Mass torts allow you to be represented as an individual and pursue your own case, but also pool resources with other attorneys and plaintiffs handling similar claims. This makes litigation more efficient and cost-effective because you retain the ability to come to an individual settlement or verdict that you don’t have to divide among other plaintiffs.

Both of these legal actions let injured people the opportunity to pursue the compensation they need from companies that have large teams of attorneys. At KNR, our legal team is just as dedicated to protecting your interests.

Let us 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 significantly. This could mean huge financial losses for otherwise preventable medical expenses, lost time from work, and maybe 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. For example, you may have taken a prescribed drug for years, only to discover years later that it causes heart problems. 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.

Types of Ohio Class & Mass Tort Cases We Handle

Some of the current class action & mass tort cases we’re handling include:

  • The high blood pressure drug Valsartan
  • Asbestos-related cancer and diseases
  • E-cigrettes & Juul pods
  • 3m Ear Plugs
  • The heatburn drug Ranitidine or Zantac
  • Elmiron
  • The Weight Loss Drug Belviq
  • Wright Profemur hip implants
  • Hernia mesh
  • 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 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.

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