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Do I Need a Colorado Mass Tort Litigation Lawyer?

By Heidi Culbertson
May 18, 2021
4 min read

What is Mass Tort Litigation?

YOUR INJURIES

You trusted that a medication or medical device would make you or your loved one better, not that it would be the cause of your injuries. But because of a medication or a medical device, your desire for a better life has turned into a nightmare. What do you do now? Where do you turn?

THE LEGAL PROCESS

The answer to your issue may be mass tort litigation. This is an ever-growing area of the law made necessary by advances in the mass production of products. When companies make products that injure others, the law allows an injured person to prove that a “tort” has occurred and that he or she should receive compensation for their injuries.

Simply put, a tort is harm to a person or property caused by another. “Mass tort” is the same thing on a larger scale. Different from a “class action,” in which a small number of people represent all the harmed people in one lawsuit, mass tort litigation gathers many individual lawsuits into one court so that a single judge can ensure consistency and efficiency during the fact-finding phase of the case. Most cases are resolved prior to trial; however, if a trial is necessary, cases are tried individually so that each injured person has his or her day in court.

THE INITIAL CASE EVALUATION

The Mass Tort attorneys at Burg Simpson will begin by evaluating your case. If we believe that we can help you, we will enter into a written agreement with you, and begin the process of obtaining your medical records. This will allow us to properly assess your claim before a decision to file a lawsuit is made.

THE DECISION TO GO FORWARD

We can best determine how to move forward with your case after receiving your required information. Throughout the process, we will keep you informed about what is happening in your case.

HANDLING YOUR CASE

During the handling of your legal matter, we may:

  • Obtain and review your medical records
  • Consult with experts
  • File a lawsuit
  • Conduct discovery (both specific to your case and about the defendant’s conduct generally)
  • Enter into negotiations in an effort to reach a monetary settlement
  • Take case(s) to trial, where appropriate

FEES

Our mass tort fee agreements are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means our fee is determined as a percentage of your recovery. We only receive a fee for our work if we obtain a recovery for you. If you do not receive a recovery, then you owe us nothing. If you decide to hire us to pursue your claim, all of this will be explained in a written fee agreement.

COSTS

We advance the money for the costs associated with pursuing your claim (such as filing fees, medical records collection, and expert costs). We receive reimbursement for these costs out of recovery. If you do not receive a recovery, then you do not owe us anything.

Burg Simpson’s 20+ years of mass tort litigation experience gives us the knowledge and experience to help you navigate through this complex process. Several of our mass tort attorneys have been appointed by judges to lead nationwide litigation against the manufacturers of harmful pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

QUESTIONS?

If you have been injured by a defective product:

Contact the Mass Tort Team at Burg Simpson today by filling out a FREE Case Evaluation form, or call us directly at 720-500-5854. Consult with a dangerous drug lawyer and get the help you need.

ABOUT SHAREHOLDER SETH KATZ

Burg Simpson’s Mass Tort Department is skillfully led by shareholder Seth Katz.  His practice involves primarily complex and class action litigation on behalf of aggrieved consumers, corporate shareholders, and property owners, and pharmaceutical mass tort litigation on behalf of those injured as a result of their ingestion of prescription medications and the implantation of medical devices.

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