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Mass Torts

Mass Litigation/Mass Tort Lawyers in Charlotte

Helping You Understand Your Right to a Fair Recovery

When many people suffer harm as a result of a single entity’s negligence, those affected individuals can take part in what are known as “mass torts.” Mass torts, or mass litigation, involves multiple plaintiffs (affected parties) taking action against a single or few liable entities for separate damages.

For example, if you were injured after taking a defective pharmaceutical drug, you may wish to take part in mass litigation. Because the nature and extent of your injuries will likely differ from others who took the same defective drug, taking part in a mass tort could be your best option, as it will allow you to seek compensation for your specific damages. This is opposed to a class action, in which a single reward is split between multiple plaintiffs.

To learn more, or for help with your mass tort claim, contact the Charlotte mass tort lawyers at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates at (704) 859-2003. We offer free initial consultations.

How Do Mass Torts Work?

When it comes to mass litigation, there are a few important things you should know. First, these types of civil actions often take longer than other types of personal injury claims because they involve multiple plaintiffs. However, mass torts can save you the expenses associated with a single-plaintiff claim. Additionally, because multiple attorneys may work on a single mass tort action, you will have the benefit of extensive and varied experience, invaluable resources, and vast skill on your side.

Generally speaking, the mass tort process typically goes as follows:

  • Reviewing Records: Our Charlotte mass tort attorneys begin by looking at your medical records and other important documentation in order to determine the nature, severity, and extent of your injuries and damages. This process is done for all claimants in a mass tort action.
  • Check for Injury Consistencies: When building evidence, the involved attorneys will review the consistency of injuries/harm experienced by all claimants—consistent injuries indicate that a defective product is likely the cause.
  • Case Consolidation and Filing: Each individual case is consolidated into one, which is then typically filed in federal court.
  • Bellwether Trials: In some cases, bellwether trials are conducted as a means of determining how future trials may go. Bellwether trials involve taking a small selection of lawsuits from the larger pool and trying them first.
  • Litigation and Settlement: In most cases, mass torts are settled. However, it may be necessary to seek a jury verdict if the liable entity refuses to settle the case or when claimants do not wish to accept the settlement offer.

Throughout the process, our mass tort lawyers will keep you informed and up to date on the status of the litigation. We understand that this can be a lengthy and complex situation, which is why we are always available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.

Request a Free Case Evaluation

The first step in seeking fair compensation for your injuries and/or losses is to reach out to our firm for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. During the initial case review, we will go over the details of your situation to determine whether or not you have a case. From there, we can advise you on how best to proceed, whether through mass litigation or single-plaintiff civil action.

Since 1983, Charles G. Monnett III & Associates has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout the Charlotte area. We believe in treating each and every one of our clients with the care, consideration, and compassion they deserve. We invite you to reach out to our team today to learn more about how we can help you with your case.

Call our office at (704) 859-2003 or contact us online to get started.


What Our Clients Say About Us
  • Charles was always available and informative on this process.

    “His assistant, Tracey Seifert, was especially helpful in answering questions, guiding me through the process and having a positive outlook.”

    - Susan Z.
  • Without their help, I would probably have lost everything that I owned.

    “My heartfelt thanks go out to Lauren Newton and Stephanie Allen for their hard work on my behalf.”

    - Rick M.
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    “I would recommend my own mother to this firm.”

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Proven Record of Success

  • $13 Million Medical Negligence Verdict

    An infant suffered an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis that caused severe neurological damage.

  • $10 Million Car Accident Verdict

    Verdict for a child who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident.

  • $9.075 Million Car Accident Verdict

    Confidential settlement for a family struck by an underage impaired driver.

  • $8 Million Confidential Settlement

    Confidential settlement for an infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of the femoral line.

  • $4.75 Million Defective Automobile

    Settlement for a woman severely injured as a result of a defective automobile.

  • $3.375 Million Failure to Diagnose

    Confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a newborn child.

  • $3 Million Cerebral Palsy

    Confidential settlement for a child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.

  • $3 Million Negligent Administration of Nerve Block

    Confidential settlement for a woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.

  • $2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury

    Recovery for a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after her vehicle was struck by a commercial truck while stopped for traffic in a construction zone.

  • $2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury

    Workers’ compensation settlement for a man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company.

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