A mass tort is a type of personal injury claim that involves numerous plaintiffs against one or a few corporate, governmental, or other well-heeled defendants in state or federal court. As the name implies, a mass tort includes many plaintiffs and law firms who have used the mass media to reach possible plaintiffs. Mass torts may include mass disaster torts (Hurricane Katrina), mass toxic torts (Love Canal), and product liability torts (pharmaceutical products such as Ketek, Motrin, Paxil, product recalls, medical devices). Mass torts involve a large amount of claims against a single product or corporation. It is mostly due to Mass Tort litigation that corporations have increased the amount of research and development into safety issues surrounding their products before aggressively selling them on the consumer market.
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