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Mass torts are when injured people come together to fight back against a company. You may not realize it but you’ve seen examples of this type of case on TV for years. If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “have you or a love one been hurt by…” then you’ve seen an ad for a mass tort. For instance, one of the most famous and still ongoing mass tort is for mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos.

There are many reasons why joining a mass tort might be good for your case and many reasons it may be harmful. If you’re facing off against a large company you may not be able to pay to defend your case in court by yourself, or you may not have enough evidence. However, mass torts are known for splitting the settlement between all of the plaintiffs so you can expect to see a smaller payout.

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Finding a mass tort can be as easy as asking a lawyer or searching the web. Adding the word, “lawsuit” at the end of the defective product you used should be enough to bring up mass tort sites. DGMS can help you join up with mass tort cases across the country. 

Sometimes there is not yet enough people to join a mass tort or you’re the first of many to experience adverse symptoms. Keep records of what happened to you and talk with a lawyer about your options. You may be able to pursue a case on your own and in some cases the mass tort has not yet been made public yet.

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