Orange County Mass Torts Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, exposure to hazardous materials, or another type of mass tort, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced mass tort lawyers at our Orange County law firm can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. We have represented clients in a wide variety of mass tort cases, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an Orange County mass tort lawyer. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options. If we believe you have a valid claim, we will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
What Is a Mass Tort?
A mass tort is a type of legal action in which a large number of plaintiffs file claims against a single defendant or a small number of related defendants. Mass torts can be brought in several different circumstances, from defective product claims to large fire disasters.
In a mass tort case, each plaintiff is typically represented by their lawyer. The lawyers work together as a team, but each plaintiff retains their case. This is different from a class-action lawsuit, in which all of the plaintiffs are represented by one lawyer.
Mass tort cases can be complex, and they often take years to resolve. If you have been injured by a mass tort, it is important to hire an experienced lawyer who can help you navigate the legal process.
At our Orange County law firm, we have represented clients in a wide variety of mass tort cases, including:
- Defective product cases
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Fires and explosions
- Medical device defects
- Pharmaceutical drug injuries
What Compensation Can I Recover in a Mass Tort Case?
The amount of compensation you can recover in a mass tort case will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case. In general, you may be able to recover compensatory damages, which are designed to compensate you for your losses.
Compensatory damages can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
In some cases, you may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for their egregious conduct. They are typically only awarded in cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly reckless or intentional.