Mass Tort Lawyers Florida
Successful Results for Multiple Claimants in BP Oil Spill, Tire Defects and More
Sometimes a large number of people sustain injuries from the same source, such as a defective product, dangerous drug or a bridge collapse. Mass tort refers to the type of lawsuit that occurs when a large group of people injured by the same individual or organization takes their case to a single court. Mass tort litigation, also called multidistrict litigation, means that those affected come from districts near and far to make their case before an appointed judge.
Though it sounds similar, mass tort litigation is different from a class action lawsuit because the latter is a single case. Each person affected in a mass tort case must file his or her own individual lawsuit. However, claimants in a mass tort case can choose a single firm or attorney to represent them. The courts consolidate these cases for the first part of the lawsuit, which organizes the collection and distribution of evidence. Sometimes, the court also considers issues of liability all at once. After the completion of these initial tasks, each claimant will have the opportunity for an individual trial against the defendant.
It takes an experienced law firm to successfully handle a mass tort case. Colson Hicks Eidson has handled mass tort cases to great success in its 40-year history from its Miami law office for clients located nationwide.
Mass Tort Lawyers with a 40-Year History of Success
Below are cases that our attorneys have been involved with, including:
- Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill: We led the charge against BP, securing a settlement obligating BP to cover all $7.8 billion in economic and property damages and medical bills.
- Chinese Drywall: We represented homeowners who suffered as a result of Knauf Plasterboard’s high-sulfur concentration drywall. This drywall was prone to strong odors and metal corrosion. We recovered a $2.5 million settlement for a Florida couple. They bought the drywall from a supply company that was fully aware of its defects. In addition, we reached a settlement between $600 million and $1 billion with the drywall manufacturer.
- Firestone Tires and Ford Rollovers: Mass tort attorney Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson has handled over 40 cases related to Ford/Firestone rollovers on behalf of hundreds of plaintiffs. Furthermore, Eidson served as the national lead co-counsel for the Ford/Firestone mass tort lawsuit in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Dangerous Front-End Design Settlement: Car defect attorney Curtis Miner represented a class of claimants against an automaker responsible for a dangerously designed front-end suspension that tended to degrade tires and cause loud noises.
Not only did all class members receive compensation, but the company also redesigned their tires entirely.
Experienced Florida MDL Attorneys Serving Clients Nationwide
Mass tort cases involve a large number of individuals. However, our product liability attorneys never let a client fall through the cracks. Simply because our clients were all harmed by the same source does not mean that they were all harmed in the same way. We take the time to fully understand the perspective, experience and needs of each of our mass tort clients.
For more information about how we can assist in your particular situation, contact our mass tort law firm today. We would be happy to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.