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At Noakes Law Group, our mass tort attorneys are skilled, experienced, and solutions-first advocates for people and families. With the professional expertise to take on the full range of mass tort claims, we have recovered millions of dollars in financial compensation for clients across all of our practice areas since 2018. You deserve personalized legal representation. If you have any questions about a mass tort case, please do not hesitate to contact us at our Kentucky office or our Indiana office for your free, no-obligation, and strictly confidential initial consultation. 

What is a Mass Tort?

Simply described, a mass tort is a legal action that allows a large group of people to sue one or more defendants due to harm or injuries caused by similar wrongful actions. It is a type of litigation that is most common in cases where defective products, pharmaceuticals, environmental disasters, or accidents have impacted many individuals. Mass torts enable plaintiffs to consolidate their efforts—sharing legal expenses and resources—while each person’s case remains distinct. A major advantage of a mass tort claim is that it can help to streamline the legal process. 

We Handle a Wide Range of Mass Torts Claims in Kentucky and Indiana

Noakes Law Group is a boutique law firm committed to protecting the rights and interests of victims and families. We are on your side—not on the side of massive corporations or their insurance providers. Profits should never be allowed to come before safety. Our attorneys have the skills and experience to handle the full spectrum of mass tort claims. Some notable examples of ongoing mass tort litigation with which we can help people in Kentucky and Indiana include: 

  • Abbott Baby Formula: The Abbott Baby Formula mass tort involves allegations that the company’s powdered infant formulas led to serious bacterial infections in infants. Notably, it prompted a nationwide recall and even a shutdown of the factory. We are representing families affected by the contaminated formula that resulted in hospitalizations, and tragically, even some deaths. 
  • Gardasil “HPV” Vaccine Merck’s Gardasil HPV vaccine—which was intended to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases—has been linked to severe side effects in some recipients. If you suffered autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders, or another serious health issue after receiving the vaccine, our mass tort attorneys can help. 
  • Talcum Powder Lawsuits: Long-term use of talcum powder products—particularly for feminine hygiene—has been linked to ovarian cancer and other severe health issues. The primary manufacturer is Johnson & Johnson. They failed to warn consumers about the risks
  • Exactech Joint Replacement: The Exactech mass tort focuses on the failure of the company’s knee, hip, and ankle replacement devices due to defective packaging that led to premature wear and tear. Patients have experienced severe pain, loss of mobility, and the need for revision surgeries. Contact our mass tort lawyers for immediate help. 
  • Defective Eye Drops: This mass tort involves several brands of eye drops that were recalled due to contamination risks that could lead to vision problems, infections, and other severe eye injuries. We are representing people against manufacturers that are negligent in ensuring the sterility and safety of these eyedrop products. 
  • Hair Relaxers: Women are filing lawsuits claiming that chemical hair relaxers have caused them to develop uterine cancer, endometriosis, and other serious health conditions. These cases allege that manufacturers knew about the potential risks of their products but failed to warn consumers. Notably, African American women are disproportionately affected. 
  • Diabetes Weight Loss Drugs: Certain diabetes/weight loss medications have been linked to severe side effects, including thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, and kidney problems. Mass tort litigation is being pursued on the grounds that the drug manufacturers did not sufficiently disclose the risks associated with these medications. We are fighting for victims. 
  • Philips CPAP Machines: Philips Respironics initiated a massive recall of its CPAP and BiPAP machines due to potential health risks from degrading foam used in the devices, which could lead to cancer, respiratory issues, and other serious health conditions. The company failed to adequately warn users about the risks and delayed in communicating the recall. 
  • Paraquat: The Paraquat mass tort alleges that exposure to the herbicide Paraquat is linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease among agricultural workers and others with prolonged exposure. We are representing victims in claims against manufacturers that failed to warn about the neurological risks associated with Paraquat. 
  • Tepezza: Patients treated with Tepezza, a drug for thyroid eye disease, have filed lawsuits claiming they suffered hearing loss as a side effect, accusing the manufacturer, Horizon Therapeutics, of failing to warn patients adequately. Harmed after taking Tepezza? Contact our mass attorney for immediate help. 
  • Social Media Harm (Teenage Addiction): Social media has been linked to serious adverse mental health effects, especially in teenagers. There are ongoing lawsuits going on against several major social media companies—including Meta (Facebook and Instagram). The claims argue that these companies knowingly and recklessly got vulnerable teenagers addicted to social media. 
  • AFFF Firefighter Foam: Firefighters and military personnel are suing manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), used for firefighting, alleging that exposure to its per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) caused cancer and other health issues. The mass tort allegations: The manufacturers knew about the dangers of PFAS but did not inform users
  • Camp LeJeune (Water Contamination): Veterans and their families are engaged in litigation over contaminated drinking water at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina. The Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 is a significant piece of legislation that provides a legal pathway for veterans, their families, and others who were exposed to contaminated water at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to seek compensation for their injuries. The Act covers individuals who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 consecutive days between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, during which time the water supply was contaminated with harmful chemicals at levels well above safety standards. 

Recovering Compensation Through a Mass Tort Claim

Harmed by a dangerous product, defective medication, or any other type of safety hazard that justifies a mass tort claim? If so, it is imperative that you are able to secure the maximum financial compensation. Unfortunately, large corporations and their insurance carriers are interested in resolving these cases for the absolute minimum. They want to pay out less. At Noakes Law Group, we are ready to go the extra mile to help victims and families secure every penny of compensation that they deserve. You may be entitled to recover money damages for: 

  • Property losses; 
  • Emergency medical costs; 
  • Hospital bills; 
  • Medical expenses; 
  • Medications/medical equipment; 
  • Physical rehabilitation; 
  • Lost wages and loss of future income; 
  • Pain and suffering; 
  • Disability or disfigurement; 
  • Loss of quality of life; and
  • Wrongful death of a family member.  

Mass Torts: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Difference Between a Mass Tort Claim and a Class Action Lawsuit?

A mass tort claim involves a group of plaintiffs filing individual lawsuits against one or more defendants for harm caused by similar wrongful actions, where each plaintiff’s claim is treated on an individual basis. In contrast, a class action lawsuit consolidates the claims of all class members into a single lawsuit—where a representative plaintiff stands in for the entire group. 

How Will I Know If I Am Eligible to Join a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

You may be eligible to join a mass tort lawsuit if you have suffered injuries or damages similar to those of other plaintiffs, caused by the same product, drug, or event. If you believe that you may have a claim, contact a mass tort lawyer for help. Your attorney can help you join a lawsuit. 

How Long Does a Mass Tort Case Take?

It depends. The duration of a mass tort case can vary widely. It is not uncommon for these cases to take multiple years to resolve due to the complexity of the litigation. 

Why Rely On Our Mass Tort Attorneys

Mass tort claims are notoriously complex. They can be among the most challenging types of cases for ordinary people to navigate. Large corporations must be held accountable for the harm that they cause. At Noakes Law Group, we fight aggressively for justice for victims and families. Along with other things, our mass tort lawyers are prepared to: 

  • Listen to your story and answer questions about your legal case; 
  • Investigate your case—helping you gather evidence and information; and
  • Take action to help you secure the absolute maximum financial compensation. 

While mass tort claims involve many people with a similar cause of action against a defendant, there are still a lot of small details that affect each individual case. Personalized representation still matters. With a history of client reviews and successful case results, you can rely on our mass tort lawyers to handle your claim the right way. 

What Are You Waiting For?

Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to seek legal representation and bring forth a case when your future is on the line. As the injured party in a personal injury case, you deserve to be compensated. If you’ve been discriminated against you deserve justice. Reach out to Noakes Law today online or by phone to schedule your free case review and learn more about legal services.

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Contact Us Today for Help With a Mass Tort Claim in Kentucky or Indiana 

At Noakes Law Group, our mass tort attorneys are aggressive, effective advocates for victims and families. If you have any questions about a mass tort case, you need top-tier professional support. Do not go it alone. Contact us today to set up a free, fully confidential initial consultation. We provide legal representation in mass tort cases in Kentucky and Indiana.

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