Waterloo Mass Tort Lawyers

When Defective Products Cause Widespread Harm

Often, when defective products make it onto the consumer market, they don’t just harm one or two people—they injure and kill hundreds or even thousands. Victims are entitled to seek compensation for their losses by filing personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits against the liable entity, be it a manufacturer, distributor, or some other party involved in the chain of production and supply. In an effort to reduce the total number of lawsuits passing through the civil court system, the law allows for mass torts—civil claims that involve multiple injured parties (known as plaintiffs) and a single defendant.

At Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C., we have a history of success in handling complex mass tort litigation on behalf of clients throughout Iowa. Our Waterloo mass tort attorneys have decades of combined experience and know how to navigate this area of law. We are available to meet with you during a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and inform you of your various legal rights and options.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a defective product, you could have grounds for a mass tort claim. Call (319) 220-0416 or contact us online to schedule a case evaluation at no cost today.

Cases We Handle

We assist clients with a variety of defective product claims, including mass tort actions involving:

Please note that this list is not exhaustive; if you were injured or if your loved one died as a result of using a defective pharmaceutical medication or receiving a faulty medical device, reach out to Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. to learn how we can help.

Our Waterloo mass tort attorneys genuinely care about helping victims of largescale negligence and misconduct hold the liable parties accountable. We want to help you get back on your feet so that you can begin the healing process and work on moving forward.

What Is a Mass Tort?

Generally speaking, a mass tort is a type of civil action, as opposed to a criminal action, that involves multiple plaintiffs (or injured parties) and a single defendant. In some cases, a mass tort may involve several common defendants.

Mass torts are similar to class action lawsuits in that multiple people who have suffered damages seek compensation from a liable entity. However, unlike in class actions, mass torts allow each individual plaintiff to recover compensation based on their own set of damages. In other words, a successful class action claim results in one settlement or verdict which is then distributed among all participating plaintiffs, whereas plaintiffs in a mass tort can seek compensation that correlates to their actual damages.

Mass torts also tend to be smaller than class action lawsuits, with fewer plaintiffs. That being said, mass torts can still comprise large groups of injured parties. However, these injured parties are all treated as individuals, rather than as one large class.

Why Participate in a Mass Tort?

Mass torts are often beneficial to victims of defective drugs and medical devices, as these items tend to cause varying types and degrees of harm to victims. Because mass torts allow plaintiffs to seek individual damages, this makes them an ideal option for large groups who have been adversely affected by a pharmaceutical company’s negligence or a drug manufacturer’s misconduct.

A mass tort allows you to participate in pre-trial proceedings alongside other plaintiffs. Your attorney will be able to share investigation findings, discoveries, and resources with others involved in the action, as well as work collaboratively with other attorneys to craft legal strategies aimed at achieving swift and favorable resolutions.

Contact Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. Today

If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cancer after taking Zantac or after using talcum powder, if you were injured due to faulty 3M earplugs, or if you were harmed or suffered losses due to any other defective or dangerous product, contact Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. to learn how our Waterloo mass tort lawyers can help. Our firm is willing to go above and beyond for our clients, leaving no stone unturned in our pursuit of the justice and fair financial recoveries they deserve.

Since 1958, we have been proudly serving individuals and families throughout the state of Iowa. We are available to take your call at any time and can sit down with you to listen to your story and learn about your legal goals.

Please call our office at (319) 220-0416 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team today.

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