Mass Torts

Lake Charles Mass Tort Lawyers

A mass tort is a lawsuit in which multiple plaintiffs band together to sue a corporate defendant. Mass torts are the kind you hear about in the wake of a destructive storm (mass disaster tort), an environmental spill (mass toxic tort), or a product that injures a number of people (product liability tort). They also arise from instances of occupational exposure.

Successful Occupational Exposure Attorneys for Jennings and Lake Charles

Most toxic tort cases have arisen either from people harmed by using pharmaceutical drugs or by exposure to occupational hazards, like asbestos.

As with class action suits, which are mainly different in the way the process unfolds, mass torts are an idea we have helped pioneer in Louisiana. Here are just a few recent mass tort efforts that paid off for clients of Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson L.L.C. The award amounts are divided among the plaintiffs.

Examples of Successful Mass Torts by Our Lawyers

$26 million

Jury verdict for a train accident; the highest reported award to an injured person in  Louisiana history.

$6.5 million

Thirty investors lost money on annuity contracts because a stockbroker misrepresented the investment. After our firm arbitrated three of the claims, the defendants agreed to pay over $6 million.

$8.5 million

A group of 350 families was exposed to sulfur dioxide because of a spill at a nearby  oil refinery. We proposed a mass tort for them as opposed to joining a class action  suit underway. Awards averaged $5,000 to $10,000 per family.

$23 million

Our firm represented 57 workers exposed at the same dock facility during cleanup  operations for the chemical spill. We recovered $23 million total for our clients for  injuries caused by exposure to the chemical agent.

$2.9 million

Settlement for underpaid wages

Defective Drug Exposure? Call Us at 337-240-9349.

Have you been harmed by any product or event — a bad drug, a destructive storm, an environmental catastrophe — that harmed others as well?

A mass tort is one way to obtain compensation for your losses. To learn about your options, call the Lake Charles mass torts attorneys at Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson L.L.C. at 337-240-9349 or toll free at 800-836-3702, or describe your situation to us using this e-mail form.

We pursue mass torts on a contingency fee basis. That means we get paid only if you and other plaintiffs get paid. Call for a free initial consultation.