Mass Torts: Helping Individuals And Groups Of People Seek Justice
At Roberts & Harris, we help people who have suffered due to the negligence of an individual, a business or an institution. Often, these acts of negligence affect large groups of people.
If you have been injured or otherwise harmed due to the negligence of another, you may have legal options.
Here is a sampling of mass tort cases our law firm handles:
Talcum powder was and still is used by many individuals – especially women – for hygiene purposes.
But sadly, many regular users of talcum powder have developed cancer after prolonged use of the product.
What makes talcum powder so dangerous? The key ingredient in talcum powder is talc, a naturally occurring mineral. Talc occurs naturally with asbestos. Individuals who applied talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes, individuals who had talcum powder applied as babies, and individuals who worked in talc mining may have been exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos and other dangerous substances.
If you have developed ovarian cancer, uterine cancer or another type of cancer linked to talcum powder use, you should talk to an attorney to learn about your legal options.
JUUL manufactures electronic cigarettes which look like flash drives. These e-cigarettes are popular with teens and under-21 smokers, who are drawn in by sweet flavors like mint, mango, and fruit.
Unfortunately, the use of JUUL and other e-cigarette devices can expose users to dangerous chemicals including nicotine. Hundreds of individuals have become ill from e-cigarette use. And the problem only seems to be getting worse.
If you or a loved one have been injured or become ill from JUUL or other e-cigarette use, talk to an attorney about your potential legal remedies.
Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer affecting the lining of the lungs. There is only one known cause of mesothelioma – exposure to asbestos.
Mesothelioma has a long latency period, meaning a diagnosis may come decades after exposure. Many individuals who were exposed to asbestos at work 30, 40 or 50 years ago are now being diagnosed with mesothelioma.
These individuals may be eligible for significant compensation, and family members who have lost a loved one due to mesothelioma may have legal options as well.
The popular herbicide Roundup (glyphosate), manufactured by Monsanto, is known to cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as well as other cancers.
Many people who work on farms or in landscaping, greenhouses or garden centers have regularly been exposed to this dangerous substance.
Monsanto knew about the dangers of its product for more than 30 years. Unfortunately, the company covered up this information, marketing the product as safe and noncancer-causing.
Those who have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another type of cancer tied to glyphosate may be eligible for compensation.