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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 of the Oregon State Bar - In Oregon, the State Bar has established a Lawyer Referral Service from its offices in Tigard, OR. The service helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney experienced in a variety of different practice areas. The service charges $35 for a 30 minute consultation with the local attorney. More than 1,600 attorneys across the state participate in the service.