Mass Tort Claims
When a medical device or pharmaceutical manufacturer makes a product, it is likely that any errors in the manufacturing process will not harm just one consumer. When people across the country are affected by a product defect, it can be hard to figure out how to proceed if you are a victim.
Many product liability cases are handled through mass tort claims. At Conner Riley Friedman & Weichler in Erie, Pennsylvania, we help local victims access mass tort cases to put them in a position to access the compensation they need.
Why You Need Local Representation
If people are hurt across the country because of a defective product or drug, often the courts will consolidate the separate lawsuits into one claim. In most cases, one law firm will serve as lead counsel.
As your local counsel, we will evaluate your case and help you determine your options for accessing the larger lawsuit. We can help if you or a loved one is suffering due to the effects of:
- Prescription drugs that did not accurately disclose possible side effects
- Medical devices that were poorly manufactured and cause the need for additional medical care and surgeries
In large, class action lawsuits, it is better to work with local lawyers because it will be difficult to speak with the lead counsel, who many times may be handling the case from another state. Just like in any other personal injury case, we can gather the right evidence and help you build the strongest possible claim.