At Kibbey | Wagner, our class action lawyer plays a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of class action and mass tort lawsuits across the country. In a class action lawsuit, a large number of people who have suffered similar harm join together to sue another entity, usually a company or organization. These cases may involve consumer fraud or defective products. With mass tort litigation, each plaintiff, even though hundreds or thousands of people may have been affected, retains his or her own individual lawsuit. Mass tort litigation typically involves defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
These types of lawsuits are essential for securing your rights as consumers. Businesses know they have a duty of care to the customer, and while the overwhelming majority of companies carry out that duty, a few neglect it in the name of cutting costs. The best way to get justice against these negligent businesses is to impact their bottom line. A class action or mass tort lawsuit raises the costs of cutting corners, meaning that a business that believed it was saving money by endangering consumers loses far more to litigation than would have cost to implement basic safety procedures. As long as these legal actions continue where needed, businesses that would endanger customer health in the name of profits will have incentive to change the way they do things.