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Mass Tort Attorney in New York

Our New York mass tort lawyers litigate complex cases for victims of faulty consumer products, environmental contamination, and exposure to dangerous drugs or toxic chemicals. Contact Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm for a free initial consultation. 

The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm team
The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm team
The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm team

How Can Trusted New York Mass Tort Lawyers Help with Your Case?

When a large global corporation values profits over the safety of its customers, terrible things can happen. Flawed products may be released, and people's lives can be changed forever because of an illness or injury they suffer — even when they're from using the product exactly as intended. A New York mass tort attorney takes on the most egregiously negligent companies and holds them accountable, fighting for victims' justice.

Some of the top mass tort firms accept dozens or even hundreds of clients who have all been harmed by the same company in the same way. These mass torts attorneys go to bat for all these plaintiffs simultaneously and seek compensatory damages for each one — covering medical care, pain and suffering, and other losses.

At Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law, we focus on hitting these reckless companies where it hurts: their bottom line. Our best tort lawyers have decades of combined experience litigating personal injury cases and comprehensive resources to help you navigate the mass tort process of fighting a multinational corporation.

We'll review your circumstances and determine your eligibility for one of our ongoing mass torts lawsuits.

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What Do You Need to Know About Mass Torts?

Our clients often ask, “What is a mass tort claim?”. The answer is that it’s a civil action similar to a class-action lawsuit — but not quite the same. Both are civil legal processes involving large numbers of people who have been harmed, but there are a few key differences.

First of all, class action lawsuits are filed on behalf of a “class” of victims called plaintiffs. Each class (there may be more than one class of plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit) has suffered similar injuries due to the same cause. Instead of each plaintiff filing an individual lawsuit, they are gathered together into one class action against the defendant (the party that caused the harm). If the case settles or wins at trial, the class plaintiffs split the award.

On the other hand, mass torts don’t group plaintiffs together but instead have an avenue for each plaintiff to pursue their individual case. These cases are consolidated into one federal legal action, litigated in federal court, referred to as multidistrict litigation (or MDL), and overseen by one judge. The judge becomes very familiar with the pertinent matters of the case and the arguments of both sides.

MDL plaintiffs can pool resources, and their respective lawyers often collaborate on strategy. However, each case is concluded separately, and each plaintiff will have an individual result and award. Even if one plaintiff loses, another could still win. This is unlike a class action, which is all-or-nothing. 

Mass Tort Cases We Handle

Dangerous Drugs

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The FDA extensively regulates new drugs introduced to the market, but despite this oversight, dangerous drugs are released to consumers every year. Sometimes, the long-term side effects of a medication aren’t discovered for years. Other times, drug manufacturers deliberately hide testing results or studies indicating problems.

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Is prescribed to treat interstitial cystitis, mostly in women. Plaintiffs alleged that side effects of the drug caused vision deterioration, including permanent loss of sight.

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Infant formula manufacturing giants Similac and Enfamil are alleged to have released formula contaminated with toxic cow’s milk, which caused necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in newborns.

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Defective Medical Devices

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Some durable medical device manufacturers may have taken advantage of some loopholes in the FDA approval process, releasing unproven and even untested medical devices to the consumer market. Some of these devices are intended to be implanted in a patient’s body, who is left ignorant of the risks posed.

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Treats pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress bladder leakage in women. But it can cause bleeding, pain, organ perforation, and infection due to design and manufacturing defects.

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CPAP machines help sleep apnea patients breathe through a tube. Philips ventilator devices are alleged to contain toxic foam, which causes cancer if inhaled.

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Is a hip and knee implant liner with flawed vacuum sealing. Patients who underwent a knee or hip reconstruction using Exactech devices required surgical revision of the damage.

Talcum Powder

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Several talcum body powder manufacturers allegedly released powder contaminated with asbestos. The powder is applied to the upper thighs and lower abdomen, and when used as directed, the powder may cause cervical and ovarian cancer in women.

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TCE Exposure

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Trichloroethylene (TCE) is used as a degreaser for metal parts, but it's known to cause liver damage, heart problems, internal bleeding, and several kinds of cancer. Some people exposed to TCE while working for large oil companies may have suffered lethal exposure levels.

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Roundup

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Roundup is a popular weed killer used in residential and commercial landscaping. Users applied Roundup on their lawns to kill weeds and were exposed to toxic chemicals, which caused Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (a form of leukemia).

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Camp Lejeune

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Residents — including service members and families — at the Marine base Camp Lejeune may have been exposed to toxic chemicals in the water and soil over 30 years, from the mid-1950s to 1986, when the contamination was finally discovered.

Other Mass Tort Injury Lawsuits

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Some of the other mass tort cases we handle include:

  • Dangerous birth control pills
  • Defective hip implants
  • Misleading and dangerous dietary supplements
  • Dangerous hormone replacement therapy
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Prescription painkillers
  • Osteoporosis medication

If you are unsure whether you developed your medical condition because of a dangerous drug, come to us for help.

Mass Tort Injury Lawsuits

Some of Our Successful Mass Tort Verdicts & Settlements

The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm has had tremendous success achieving settlements and awards for clients harmed by dangerous drugs, medical devices, or other flawed consumer products. These are just some of our success stories:

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Settlement in drug compounding error: Our client developed convulsions and seizures after taking a new drug to treat multiple sclerosis. She suffered multiple vertebral compression fractures and permanent skeletal deformity.

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Brain injury case settled for an undisclosed amount: Our client took a prescription medication known to cause complications such as a loss of consciousness from a drop in blood pressure. Our client suffered a fall that resulted in serious injuries.

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Welder suffering devastating brain injury at work: Our mass torts lawyers settled this case for an undisclosed sum when a client was left in a vegetative state after a serious head injury suffered at work.

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You Trusted Your Purchase — But Now You’re Sick

Have you developed a serious medical condition due to a faulty consumer product, dangerous drug, or other toxic exposure? Contact the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm today to speak with one of our talented New York mass torts lawyers.

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Damages Available from New York Mass Tort Litigation

If you’ve suffered an injury or developed a chronic medical condition due to a toxic or defective consumer product, you have the right to file a lawsuit against the product manufacturer to collect compensatory damages. Even if your case is consolidated into an MDL, you may still be eligible for damages such as:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Cost and care for any revisionary surgical procedure
  • Loss of consortium or diminished quality of life
  • Lost wages and income
  • Nursing care, rehabilitation, or counseling
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress (many victims develop depression, anxiety, or PTSD)

If you lost a loved one due to complications of defective consumer product injuries, you may file a wrongful death case (similar to a personal injury lawsuit) and collect damages for your family.

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Our Clients’ Reviews

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I cannot rate the firm any higher! we are extremely happy with the service we received from Brad, Chris and the team. We are northern Irish citizens and as such had no experience of the US justice system, Chris and Brad helped us navigate this and made sure we understood every step of the process and we were kept informed of what would happen with the case.

We also felt that Brad and Chris had a genuine interest in our story, what the implications for us as a family were and they were genuinely invested in how they could help our situation.

We were reassured by the manor in which Chris and Brad dealt with us and trusted that the advice we were given was always well balanced and in our best interests. We were extremely happy with the outcome the firm achieved for us and feel that we only got this outcome due to the hard work of Chris and Brad. I would not hesitate to recommend the firm to anyone who is considering a case and wants to feel as though they are really valued as a client.

Many thanks to the firm for all of their hard work on our behalf it truly is appreciated.

Leanne Montgomery

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Let’s go to the beginning when I realize that I was going to need legal assistance because I was shocked that I was actually injured I called my fiancé and told her that I was going to need a lawyer, so she googled the top 5  personal injury law firms in NY and The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm came up. One of the representatives from the firm took the time to come personally to my home to see me, that immediately showed me that I was going to be able to make it through my pain and suffering they understood what I was going through and with patience, persistence, and diligence they were able to get the best results possible in settling my case. I highly recommend the Jacob Fuchsberg Law firm when the unexpected happens you will not be dissatisfied with the kind, courteous and professionalism that you would expect from a law firm.

Keith Middleton

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Very satisfied with the representation I was given from this law firm.  I would recommend Fuchsberg to anyone with a unique situation such as mine. My attorney went above and beyond to ensure everything was done thoroughly and in a timely manner! Everything about this firm exceeded my expectations! Very special thank you to Chris,  Allison, and Brad!

Marie Price

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Schedule a Free Consultation Today with Our New York Mass Tort Lawyer

If you have been injured because you trusted a consumer product and used it as directed, you have the right to hold the company accountable for its negligence and oversight. Our New York mass tort attorneys can evaluate your situation and make a recommendation to help you. Contact us for a free initial consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the time limits to file a mass tort injury claim in New York?

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Although mass tort cases are consolidated and overseen in federal court by a federal judge, individual cases are subject to state laws. So if you live in New York City and are injured by a defective medical device or become ill because of a dangerous drug, then New York laws apply in your case. This includes the statute of limitations, which in New York is three years after the date you discovered the injury.

What is the difference between mass tort and class action in New York?

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Class action lawsuits, mass torts, and multidistrict litigations can easily be confused. Put simply, class actions group the plaintiffs together, the case is argued as one, and the victims sink or swim together. Mass torts, on the other hand, allow lawyers in similar cases to collaborate and share resources, but each plaintiff has their own case and their own results.

An MDL allows courts to better organize complex product liability cases directed at a single liable defendant, making resource-sharing easier.

What is the average mass tort case compensation in New York?

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The value of your case depends on how badly you were injured, the impact it has on your life, and how egregious the defendant's behavior was. As a result, there's no firm average for mass tort cases, and amounts for mass tort compensations in New York could range from as little as $1,000–$5,000 to upwards of even $250,000.