When Tennessee parents send their children off to school, they hope their kids will be safe as they learn. Naturally, some parents may have concerns about their children contracting flus or other illnesses from their classmates. Unfortunately, parents may have more to fear than they realize. In fact, parents across the country may be considering mass torts actions in light of the discovery of asbestos in their children's schools.
When a consumer product causes a person harm, a Tennessee victim may be unsure of where to go from that point and how to proceed with the appropriate legal steps. The mass torts process allows many victims of the same harmful product to file a civil claim against the offending party. The civil claims process can be complex, but it offers injured victims a way to seek damages for monetary damages the incurred or may incur in the future.
There are probably few people in Tennessee who have not had the frustration of dealing with intrusive calls and texts from scammers, spammers and robocallers. In fact, anyone who has made a purchase online or made their phone numbers public, even through friends, can find themselves victims of a barrage of texts and phone calls. Many fed up consumers have successfully filed mass torts actions to fight the illegal spam.
At first, vaping seemed to many like a solution to their struggles to quit smoking. However, many parents in Tennessee and beyond became alarmed to learn that vaping companies seemed to be gearing their marketing toward young adults and teens who never smoked to begin with. Now makers and distributors of electronic cigarettes may be facing an increasing number of mass torts cases as health agencies link vaping with serious illnesses and death.
Earning a living is not always easy, especially when an employer allegedly misclassifies its workers. According to a class-action lawsuit, the ride-sharing app Lyft has been doing just that, and drivers are ready to seek compensation. These and other types of mass torts claims are important for people in Tennessee who have been collectively wronged by one or more corporations.
It is no secret that asbestos is a dangerous and toxic substance. Exposure to it may cause diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis, all of which can be fatal. Despite these dangers, asbestos is still used in certain products in the United States. This means that victims in Tennessee and across the rest of the country are still being exposed to asbestos, and some choose to pursue compensation for their injuries through mass torts claims.
The companies that manufacture drugs have the responsibility of ensuring that the products they release to the public are safe for consumption. When companies fail in their obligation to consumers, injured individuals or those who suffered harm due to defective products have the right to seek compensation through a civil claim. One prominent drug maker is facing mass torts litigation that users say caused them significant harm.
For some women who have problems related to sagging organs, doctors may want to do surgery, implanting a certain type of mesh to support the displaced organ. This was a common procedure, but medical evidence seems to suggest that pelvic mesh can actually cause significant health complications and is not safe for surgical implantation. Instead of being an important advance in medicine, it is actually now the reason for some of the biggest mass torts in the history of the United States.
For many in Tennessee, the continuing increase in prices of beef may mean they are making alternate choices for dinner. However, for those who work in the cattle and beef industries, watching the prices of their products is a critical part of their livelihood. Recently, farmers and ranchers have accused the major meat packing companies of intentionally manipulating the market to drive their profits down. Several of these farmers and ranchers have joined in mass torts actions.
When individuals feel that they have been wronged by companies, it can feel disheartening. However, many individuals have legal options for addressing unfair or even illegal business practices. In some cases, when numerous people are affected by the same issues, grounds for mass torts claims could exist.