Class Action Lawsuits

What is a class action lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit is a claim that involves many plaintiffs against one or a few common corporate defendants. These class action lawsuits, or mass torts, occur when there are a large number of claims resulting from a single incident or single exposure to a product or substance. Mass tort also can be called "complex litigation" because there are more parties involved than in a typical lawsuit.

There are several areas of mass tort:

  • Mass toxic torts (asbestos, radiation, pesticides)
  • Product liability torts (automobiles, children's products, household substances)
  • Pharmaceutical mass tort (Vioxx, Vytorin, Fen-Phen, diet drugs)
  • Mass disaster torts (public transportation, bus accidents, train derailments, airplane crashes)

Victims must file a claim within a specified time period, which varies depending on the situation. For this reason, it is advisable to contact an experienced mass tort lawyer as soon as possible if you are considering making a claim.

The lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll have the experience and expertise in mass tort litigation to obtain maximum results for their clients. It is crucial when prosecuting a mass tort case to have an attorney who knows how to navigate the complexities of these cases. To contact us, please fill out the consultation form or call us at (312) 676-7222.