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 New York County, New York 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 New York County, New York 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.
Lawyer Referral Service in New York City - The New York City Bar Association ("NYCBA") established a Lawyer Referral Service ("LRS") in 1946. For more than 65 years, the LRS has helped individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney throughout the five boroughs of New York City.The NYCBA LRS is the oldest lawyer referral program in the State of New York. In exchange for a $35 consultation fee, you are entitled to a 30 minute consultation to discuss your case with a local attorney. The fee is waived for personal injury, medical malpractice, state workers' compensation or a Social Security Disability case.