What is a mass tort action?

Unlike class-action lawsuits, a mass tort action involves many injured parties against one or a few at-fault parties.

Mass tort actions are similar to class actions; however, a mass tort action treats each injured party individually, rather than as an injured group. It can be an efficient and cost-effective way to navigate the legal system for multiple parties experiencing the same or similar injuries.

Mass tort actions can focus in various areas of law, including personal injury, product liability and medical negligence.