December 20, 2020

How Are Expert Testimonies Used in Mass Tort Cases?

Mass tort cases are civil lawsuits that bring together a group of people who have suffered similar injuries due to the actions of the same defendant or defendants. Common types of mass tort claims include defective drugs, toxin exposure, and other dangerous products that cause injury or illness to another person. Like many injury...
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December 17, 2020

What Happens When a Lawsuit Settles?

If you are filing a civil lawsuit, your ultimate goal is to secure the compensation you need to recover in the form of a settlement. This settlement can occur at multiple stages during a case, such as during pretrial negotiations or even after sending an initial demand letter to the at-fault party before filing...
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December 13, 2020

What Are Common Causes of Mass Tort Cases?

A tort is a legal term that refers to a party committing a civil wrong against another party, resulting in an injury. Common types of tort cases include personal injury lawsuits, product liability claims, and employment litigation. Often, torts have one or two plaintiffs—but if a large group of people suffer similar injuries due...
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December 8, 2020

5 Common Types of Mass Tort Cases

A mass tort claim is a lawsuit that involves multiple plaintiffs alleging similar injuries against the same entity. Unlike class action lawsuits that divide a settlement evenly between all plaintiffs, mass torts allow each plaintiff to seek compensation for their individual injuries. Typically involving dangerous products or harmful business practices, many acts of negligence...
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December 4, 2020

What Is a Toxic Tort Case?

A toxic tort can refer to several types of personal injury claims that share one common characteristic: injury due to chemical or toxin exposure. Depending on the severity of the exposure and the type of dangerous substance involved, you can face significant hardship, including physical pain, financial loss, and emotional trauma. However, toxic tort...
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November 30, 2020

How Long Is the Personal Injury Claim Process?

When you sustain an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you can experience serious hardship. Mounting medical bills, weeks of lost wages, and other forms of physical, emotional, and financial damage can impact your future -- but you can seek compensation for these losses through a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit is...
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November 26, 2020

Can My Pre-Existing Injury Affect My Injury Claim?

Accidents can happen at any time, in any place, and to any person. If you sustain an injury due to someone else’s negligence, an insurance claim or lawsuit can help you recover the funds you need to treat your condition. However, all damages must involve the injuries you sustain in the accident -- and...
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November 23, 2020

What Are Common Delayed Accident Injuries?

Car accidents are common on San Diego roads, and these crashes range in severity from minor rear-end collisions to fatal rollovers. While some injuries after a car accident appear right away, such as broken bones and burns, others do not appear until hours or even days later. Delayed accident injuries require the same level...
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November 19, 2020

How Pain and Suffering Damages Are Calculated

In California, people who suffer injuries due to negligence can file a personal injury lawsuit over the losses they incur due to the accident. If you are filing this action, there are two types of damages you can claim: economic and non-economic. Economic damages involve the financial losses you incur, while non-economic damages involve...
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November 17, 2020

How Are Damages Calculated in a Truvada Case?

Truvada is a pre-exposure prophylactic (PrEP) medication designed to treat and reduce the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Unfortunately, many Truvada patients report developing kidney and bone diseases while taking the drug -- leading to significant financial, physical, and emotional damage. If you are a victim of defective Truvada medication, you may...
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