Mass Torts for Roundup Exposure
Roundup is one of the most effective herbicides ever produced, and it has also been shown to be incredibly harmful to humans who come into contact with the substance. Roundup, produced by Monsanto/Bayer, has proven links to various forms of cancer, including Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, leukemia, and many other diseases due to the Glyphosate included in the product. Some studies even report that Glyphosate exposure can increase the risk of developing cancer by 40% or more.
In June 2020, a preliminary $10 Billion settlement was reached between Bayer/Monsanto and many of the mass tort plaintiffs regarding the harmful cancer-causing effects of Glyphosate in Roundup. However, many aspects of the settlement are still being negotiated, and many mass tort claims are still proceeding in litigation against Bayer. Given the quickly evolving nature of these claims and the preliminary settlement, it is imperative that an experienced attorney help you navigate the Roundup mass tort litigation.
Mass Torts for Mesothelioma
Many decades ago, asbestos was a preferred building material due to its fireproof qualities. However, early adopters of asbestos did not realize the fibers of the substance could make their way to the lungs and cause mesothelioma, an aggressive form of lung cancer. Over the past several decades, property owners have been forced to remove asbestos from their facilities to ensure it cannot affect occupants and visitors, but not all property owners have taken this responsibility seriously. Additionally, construction crews working on older buildings must use extra caution and protective gear to prevent exposure to asbestos.
If you developed mesothelioma after living in an older home that the landlord or previous owner neglected to inspect for asbestos or after working for a construction company that failed to provide you with the protective equipment you needed to perform your job safely and minimize exposure to asbestos, you may have grounds to join a mass tort against the offending party if their negligence resulted in similar effects to others.
Mass Torts for Clergy Abuse
The rampant child abuse present among Catholic parishes across the United States has exploded into a massive scandal. Many members of the clergy are currently facing criminal charges and civil liability for victims’ damages. However, since many leaders of the Catholic Church in the US not only knew about this problem but actively attempted to cover it up, victims of clergy abuse in the Catholic Church can potentially form a mass tort claim against members of the Catholic Church responsible for the ongoing abusive conspiracy.
Things to Remember About Mass Tort and Pharmaceutical Product Liability Claims
Easton & Easton has significant experience handling complex mass torts against powerful and influential defendants. We understand the extensive suffering many Americans have experienced due to the actions of abusive clergymen and products claimed to be safe for human use. Joining a mass tort claim against a defendant responsible for damages to hundreds or thousands of people can expedite the process of securing compensation for those damages. However, it’s vital for anyone considering joining a mass tort claim to understand how these claims work.
When an individual files a civil claim for damages against another person or a company, the plaintiff’s attorney will provide evidence of the full extent of the plaintiff’s damages. If the plaintiff’s attorney can prove that the defendant in the case is responsible for those damages, the defendant must compensate the plaintiff as the judge decrees. Since mass tort claims involve many plaintiffs against a single defendant, the ruling typically involves a single settlement amount that is then divided among the plaintiffs according to their claimed level of damage. As such, it is crucial that each plaintiff have experienced attorneys to help ensure that they qualify for the highest level of damages possible in order to receive the most compensation possible under any mass tort award or settlement.
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The attorneys at Easton & Easton understand the complexity of mass tort claims and the uncertainty victims face. A mass tort attorney can help victims of a dangerous consumer product, systematic clergy abuse, or supposedly safe over-the-counter drugs determine their best options for legal recourse. If you need a mass tort lawyer for a claim involving Zantac, Roundup, mesothelioma, or clergy abuse, contact our attorneys at Easton & Easton in Orange County, CA to schedule a case evaluation.