What are the biggest mass tort cases happening in 2022?

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When someone is harmed through the negligence or malice of another party, they might be eligible to pursue reparations for their damages by filing a personal injury claim against that entity. If many people are injured by the same party, usually a company, because that company failed to perform due diligence before selling its products or offering its services, they can all be eligible for damages. However, to save the court’s time and help the lawsuits resolve more quickly, these cases are often combined into mass tort lawsuits. Mass torts can take years to resolve, and some have hundreds or even thousands of plaintiffs.

Some of the biggest mass tort cases of 2022 include

  • Paraquat, a broad-spectrum herbicide, which has been linked to a greater risk for Parkinson’s disease
  • Philips CPAP machines, used for treating sleep apnea, have a sound abatement foam that can degrade, entering the patient’s airway and causing health issues
  • AFFF (firefighting foam), which has been linked to a higher risk of certain cancers
  • Zantac, a popular heartburn medication that’s been recalled by the FDA for its links to colorectal (colon) cancer and other types of cancers
  • 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, used in war zones for years, and even marketed to the civilian market, have been shown not to perform their function as well as advertised, leading to loss of hearing
  • Roundup, another herbicide, has been linked to cancer and other diseases

If you’ve been impacted by one or more of these products, or been the victim of another company’s negligence, call the compassionate mass tort lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys. We’re dedicated to our clients’ healing, and we can help you too.