A mass tort is defined as a civil action involving many plaintiffs who bring a lawsuit against one or more corporate defendants in federal or state court.
Mass tort cases often involve exposure to chemical or other dangerous elements. Plaintiffs in Hawaii may have been exposed from pharmaceuticals, such as unsafe drugs, from poorly designed or produced products, or by companies negligently releasing toxins into the environment.
The victim of a mass tort in or around Hawaii may have been injured at home or work. Asbestos is an example of a common cause of mass tort litigation.
The AAJ is committed to promoting a fair and effective civil justice system while supporting the work of attorneys representing plaintiffs.
The HJA provides assistance to lawyers representing plaintiffs and educates the public about civil justice issues in consumer's rights, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and other areas.
Lawyer Referral Service in Hawaii - For more than 35 years, the Hawaii State Bar Association in Honolulu, HI, has sponsored a Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). The LRIS is the only lawyer referral service in the state. The Lawyer Referral Service in Hawaii can refer you to a local attorney who is experienced in a particular type of legal practice. Attorneys throughout the State of Hawaii participate in this public service including attorneys in Oahu, Kauai, Maui, West-Hawaii, or East-Hawaii.