mass tort litigation

mass tort litigation

A class of civil actions in which multiple plaintiffs are injured in a similar fashion by a defective product, hazardous substance or disaster. Mass tort litigation is often in the form of class-action lawsuit initiated by a large group of plaintiffs who claim to have suffered injury from a commercial product (e.g., asbestos and breast implants).

mass tort litigation

Mass injury claim Civil litigation A class of civil actions in which multiple plaintiffs are injured in a similar fashion by a defective product, hazardous substance, or disaster. See Asbestos, Breast implant, Class-action, Dalkon shield.
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(23) For instance, whereas in the ordinary negligence case the causation element folds into a unitary concept, in a mass tort litigation arising in the products liability or toxic tort context the causation element subdivides into three components at issue: "[(1)] the legal connection between the breach of duty and the harm...[(2)] the general capability of the [product] to cause the harm...[and (3)] the link in the particular case between the [product] and the harm[.]" (24) Further complications stem from the long latency periods arising from toxic exposures, which are often deemed to engender a need to relax certain evidentiary burdens, and also to reconcile the possibly competing needs of present and future litigants.
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