Seasoned Morgantown Mass Tort Lawyer

West Virginia firm pursuing justice for victims of harmful products and practices

If you’ve been harmed by a product or practice that has affected others, you might not have to fight alone. Mountaineer Injury Law Group has substantial experience representing clients from West Virginia in mass tort litigation against pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and other defendants. From offices in Morgantown and Martinsburg, my team works closely with victims in mass tort actions to secure favorable results based on their individual situation and the improper acts that led to widespread damage.

What is a mass tort?

A mass tort action is one where multiple plaintiffs file lawsuits with similar allegations against a particular defendant. Though each case is unique and every plaintiff has the right to determine whether they are going to settle or go to court, the claims are combined within one trial so that common legal and factual issues don’t have to be relitigated for each matter. Mass tort litigation is well suited to cases involving widespread medical problems caused by a particular product, incident or condition. It also evens the playing field when an individual sues a large company. While class action cases typically relate to financial losses where each plaintiff suffers the same type of harm, mass tort claims can address situations where plaintiffs are affected differently by the defendant’s product or conduct.

Types of mass tort cases

We handle a wide range of mass tort cases associated with defective products and other causes of medical problems that affect a large group of people. Specific subjects of mass tort actions include:

  • Dangerous pharmaceuticals — Fine print on the label and rushed language on TV commercials sometimes fail to note the full range of side effects associated with various pharmaceuticals. My firm takes on the manufacturers of dangerous drugs that put unsafe medications on the market or fail to warn of harmful interactions.
  • Environmental illnesses — Factories, mines and other industrial sites are capable of emitting toxic substances if proper precautions are not taken. In many of these cases, sophisticated epidemiology is required to prove the tie between the defendant’s activity and the victim’s environmental illness.
  • Defective medical devices — Hernia mesh implants, IVC filters designed to stop pulmonary embolisms and other defective medical devices have caused additional harm to patients already facing serious health problems.
  • Camp Lejeune water contamination — Marines and their families who lived at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 may be eligible for relief due to contaminated water that was used on that base during that time period. Medical problems that qualify as presumptive conditions for eligible claimants include infertility and several types of cancer.

If you’ve contracted an illness or suffered an injury and you think there might be others in the same position as you, I can tell you if a mass tort action exists for your particular claim or if one might be developed.

Compensation in mass tort lawsuits

Like other personal injury lawsuits, mass tort cases allow victims to obtain economic and non-economic damages. Compensation can be awarded for current and future medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs and the pain and suffering experienced by the plaintiff. In some large-scale mass tort matters, medical monitoring could be ordered so that potentially affected individuals can get periodic examinations to determine if further treatment is required.  

Contact a West Virginia mass torts lawyer to set up a free consultation

Mountaineer Injury Law Group in Morgantown and Martinsburg represents West Virginians in a wide range of mass tort cases, including matters related to dangerous pharmaceuticals. Please call 304-202-5835 or contact me online for a free initial consultation. 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401