We should be able to expect that corporations act responsibly. This includes them providing safe products, the way they conduct their business, and how they affect the environment around them.
Unfortunately, there are times when our trust is violated by a major corporation. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, our knowledgeable and experienced team will be your advocate if you have been injured due to a product you have used or consumed or by the negligent actions of a corporation. When you need a mass tort attorney, call us today so we can get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
What Is Mass Torts
We realize that people may be confused when they hear the term “mass torts.” What mass torts mean is that there is a civil action going on that involved multiple plaintiffs usually against one defendant. These cases arise when there have been numerous injuries or illnesses that happen due to one harmful act.
The main categories of mass torts that you may have heard of include:
- Prescription drug injuries
- Product liability injuries
- Medical device injuries
- Toxic contamination injuries
- Environmental disasters
Types of Mass Tort Cases We Handle
There are several types of mass tort cases the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg has experience handling. The cases we handle are:
- IVC filter
- Allergan Textured Breast Implants
- Hernia Mesh Implant
IVC filters are used in patients who are at risk of blood clots and cannot tolerate the use of anticoagulants. The filters are placed in a person’s inferior vena cava. In theory, they are meant to help people but in reality, it has been found that C.R. Bard and Cook Medical filters have caused injuries and even death in the worst cases. If you or a loved one have any of the following you may have a mass tort case:
- Bard’s Recovery®
- G2® Express (G2®X)
- Denali® Vena Cava Filters
Allergan textured breast implants have been found to cause women to have a rare form of cancer. The good news is they have been recalled and are no longer being implanted in women. This, however, does not make up for the past injuries sustained by women. Signs that something may be amiss are:
- Capsular contracture
- Skin rash
- Palpable mass
- Palpable lymphadenopathy
If you or a loved one suffers from any of these symptoms and has an implant, you will need to contact a Los Angeles mass torts lawyer.
Hernias often require surgery to repair the damage caused. During this surgery, a doctor may implant a hernia mesh. If you have had a hernia surgery that requires a hernia mesh and notice any of these side effects, it may be time to contact a Los Angeles mass torts lawyer:
- Sever and chronic abdominal pain
- Bowel obstructions
- Mesh failure
- Recurrence of hernia
- Perforation of organs and internal tissue
Birth control is a major topic for women and while there are options, a permanent procedure can be undergone by women who are done having children. This type of procedure may require the use of a device called Essure. It is a small metal coil that is placed in the fallopian tube. Unfortunately, the use of Essure has led to many women suffering severe side effects and even death. Some of these side effects include:
- Device expulsion
- Severe migraines
- Nausea and vomiting
- Vaginal bleeding
- Migration of the device
- Pain and cramping
- Risk of ectopic pregnancy
- Punctured uterine walls
These are severe side effects and you should consult with the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg if you have suffered from any of these from the use of Essure.
RoundUp was one of the biggest mass torts cases we have seen when a groundskeeper was awarded 289 million for cancer that was caused by the weed killer. This verdict left many people wondering if they were at risk. The parent company Monsanto continues to claim their products are safe while continuing to provide them to farmers who are taking care of the crops that make it into our home.
Why Mass Torts?
You may wonder why mass torts actions are more valuable than each individual bringing civil claims against a corporation. When situations arise in which there are many people injured by the same thing, it is going to be much more efficient for the claims to be “bundled” into one case. For these cases, it would not be feasible for each individual case to be heard separately, as there may be thousands of plaintiffs spread throughout the country.
Nobody Is Alone
When you are injured or become ill due to a product or the negligent actions of a corporation, you may not be the only one suffering. You may think you do not have a voice, but you do. By speaking up and joining others, with the help of an attorney, you can take the steps necessary to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries or illness.
What You Can Do Now
If you think you have been the victim of a faulty product, prescription drug, or other mass tort claim area, please seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Howard Kornberg, our qualified and experienced team will work with you to determine if you are eligible to join a current mass tort claim or if there may be one that has yet to be started. These types of injuries can be devastating and it may seem like you have no hope. You do, and we will work to secure compensation for:
- Your medical expenses
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against the corporation
Our firm has handled cases related to defective hernia meshes, faulty IVC filters, Essure birth preventative malfunctions, and RoundUp weed killer. When you need a mass torts attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation.