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Mass Tort Attorneys in Wyoming

Mass Tort Lawyers in Cody Serving Clients in Wyoming & Nationwide

A Wyoming mass tort attorney at Burg Simpson can fight for justice if you have been harmed by the negligence or misconduct of corporations and other defendants. Our capabilities are second to none, enabling us to handle complex litigation at the state and national level.

Mass torts often comprise hundreds or even thousands of plaintiffs injured by the same product or action. Injuries and damages can vary, however, which is why your case should be handled by a qualified mass tort lawyer committed to obtaining the best outcome in your particular case.

Common examples of mass tort cases include:

  • Dangerous Drugs & Pharmaceutical Products
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Product Liability
  • Environmental Contamination & Toxic Torts
  • Explosions & Other Disasters

Has a harmful drug made you sick? Has a defective medical device left you injured? Are you having a tough time recovering? Speak to a Wyoming mass tort lawyer at Burg Simpson by calling 307-527-7891 today. Your initial case evaluation is FREE and 100% confidential. Our lawyers serve clients in Cody, all of Wyoming, and nationwide.

What Is a Mass Tort Lawyer?

A mass tort lawyer focuses his or her practice on representing individuals or groups of people who have been harmed by the negligence or misconduct of entities such as corporations, government agencies, etc. Mass tort attorneys play a crucial role in advocating for the rights of their clients by investigating claims, gathering evidence, filing lawsuits, negotiating settlements, and—if necessary—presenting cases at trial.

Burg Simpson has achieved National Tier 1 designation in the category of Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms list. We have also obtained billions of dollars in settlements and judgments through mass tort litigation.

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When you hire a Wyoming mass tort attorney at Burg Simpson, you can expect that your rights will be protected and all avenues of securing compensation for your physical, emotional, and economic damages will be explored. In addition to serving as trusted advocates, our combination of local clout and national strength often enables us to work toward implementing policy changes or reforms to prevent similar harm from occurring in the future.

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Mass Torts Our Wyoming Attorneys Handle

Mass tort litigation is dynamic and subject to regular change. Burg Simpson closely follows emerging mass tort cases so we can represent plaintiffs with the utmost effectiveness. Often, our attorneys are appointed to leadership roles in mass tort and multi-district litigation (MDL).

A Wyoming mass tort lawyer can assist you with any of the following:

We regularly update our website with the latest information on mass torts in Wyoming and nationwide. Check back often, or contact our team if you have been affected by a dangerous drug, defective medical device, or other issue spurring mass legal action.

How to Get In on a Mass Tort Lawsuit

It is important to distinguish between a mass tort and class action lawsuit. With a class action, multiple similar claims are consolidated into a single lawsuit. Class members may have the opportunity to opt-out of the class and pursue their own claims separately; otherwise, they are bound by the outcome of the class action.

Mass torts are litigated on an individual basis. While multiple lawsuits may be filed, each plaintiff’s case is evaluated on its own merits and proceeds independently of other claims. Because outcomes can vary significantly from one case to another, we recommend speaking to a Wyoming mass tort attorney as soon as possible.

A knowledgeable mass tort lawyer can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options. Key considerations include:

  • The nature and extent of the harm, including physical injuries, emotional distress, financial losses, and other damages
  • Whether the injury or loss arose from a common cause, such as a defective product, dangerous drug, environmental hazard, etc.
  • The availability and strength of evidence establishing causation
  • Evidence of negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the defendant(s)
  • Legal liability of the parties involved
  • Compensable damages, including applicable caps and limitations

One of the most important factors in determining whether you have a viable mass tort lawsuit is the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations designates how long you have to bring a particular legal action in a given locality.

In Wyoming, for example, the statute of limitations for personal injury (including injuries caused by defective products) is 4 years. The statute of limitations varies by state, so it is crucial to contact a law firm with national attorneys to find out how long you have to file a claim.

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How Long Does a Mass Tort Case Take?

This is a difficult question to answer. Sometimes a settlement can be reached within weeks or months, while in other cases it can take years for mass tort litigation to be fully resolved.

Factors such as the complexity and scope of the legal issues, the number of plaintiffs involved, the extent of discovery required, and the willingness of the parties to negotiate can all have a bearing on the duration of a mass tort case.

Typical stages in mass tort litigation include:

  • Case Evaluation and Filing: The process begins with the evaluation of potential claims, investigation of the alleged wrongdoing, and the filing of lawsuits on behalf of the plaintiffs. This stage can take several months as attorneys gather evidence and assess the strength of the case.
  • Pretrial Proceedings: Pretrial proceedings include discovery (where both sides exchange information and evidence) and pre-trial motions (where the parties file motions and argue legal issues before the court). This stage can take anywhere from several months to a couple of years, depending on the complexity of the case and the number of parties involved.
  • Settlement Negotiations: Many mass tort cases are resolved through settlement negotiations between the parties. These negotiations can occur at any point during the litigation process and may continue for an extended period as parties attempt to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.
  • Trial Preparation: If the case does not settle, the parties prepare for trial. This generally involves additional investigation, witness preparation, expert testimony, and other activities. This stage can take several months to a year or more, depending on the complexity of the case and the court docket.
  • Trial: Mass tort trials can be lengthy affairs—often lasting several weeks or months, especially when numerous plaintiffs are involved. The trial process generally includes jury selection, opening statements, presentation of evidence, witness testimony, closing arguments, and jury deliberation.
    • In mass tort litigation, it is not uncommon for one or more of the pending lawsuits to be tried early on as a kind of “test” for how the court will rule on key issues. This is known as a “bellwether trial.” Bellwether trial outcomes can have a significant bearing on how subsequent mass tort lawsuits progress.
  • Appeals: Either party may file an appeal if they are dissatisfied with the outcome of the trial. This can further prolong the resolution of the case.

It is important for plaintiffs to have a realistic expectation of how much time may be needed to resolve their case. The best way to understand how long your claim might take is to consult a Wyoming mass tort lawyer.

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How a Wyoming Mass Tort Attorney Can Help

Burg Simpson has been representing injured people for more than 45 years. Our experience, resources, and proven skill at trial enable us to take on the challenges of complex litigation matters.

A Wyoming mass tort lawyer at our firm can provide invaluable assistance with all aspects of your case. This includes:

  • Reviewing your case for FREE
  • Investigating and collecting evidence
  • Consulting expert witnesses
  • Assessing your injuries and damages
  • Settlement negotiations with defendants and their insurance companies
  • If necessary:
    • Filing a lawsuit with the appropriate court (if necessary)
    • Trial preparation and representing you at trial

We handle a wide range of mass torts, with a major focus on cases involving dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.

Dangerous Drugs

Naturally, you trust that a medication prescribed by a medical provider will make you feel better. The last thing you expect is that the medicine will do the opposite and actually make you worse. In fact, some drugs can actually cause debilitating, lifelong injuries—and even wrongful death.

Despite the FDA’s stringent protocols to ensure drug safety, medications can sometimes be released to the public before they are ready. This can put millions of unsuspecting patients at risk.

In today’s intensely competitive pharmaceutical marketplace, manufacturers often rush drugs to market to generate immediate profits. In doing so, pharmaceutical giants can fail to properly test and evaluate the safety of their products. This may include failing to properly research potential side effects and complications that could be the result of interactions with other drugs and devices.

For years, our national mass tort attorneys have been leading the way in dangerous drug litigation. Federal judges have appointed several of our lawyers to take the lead in several high-profile drug and pharmaceutical litigation claims. We have successfully represented thousands of individuals and obtained more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients in cases involving drugs such as:

  • Yasmin/Yaz
  • Ortho Evra
  • Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents
  • Vioxx
  • Propulsid
  • Heparin
  • Zyprexa
  • Bextra/Celebrex
  • Fen-Phen
  • PPA
  • Use of human tissue
  • And more

If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt or suffered painful side effects from a prescription drug, Burg Simpson’s Wyoming mass tort attorneys are here to help. Do not suffer in silence. Call us at 307-527-7891 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form right now to discuss your case.

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Unsafe Medical Devices

Medical devices are nothing short of modern medical miracles used to help people recapture the quality of life they have lost after an injury or when age has so wracked the body that it cannot work the same way it once did. Sadly, some of these medical devices—whether they are meant to be used temporarily or permanently—can become defective and dangerous.

Defects can turn medical marvels of engineering into time bombs, causing serious and even life-threatening injuries. Even when these devices have been discovered to be unsafe, it requires another risky surgical procedure to remove and/or replace it, which requires even more time spent recovering.

Some of the defective medical devices claims our Wyoming mass tort attorneys have handled include:

  • Heart valves
  • Artificial joints
  • Knee joint replacements
  • Gadolinium dyes
  • Artificial hip replacements

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a dangerous or unsafe medical device or drug, our lawyers in Cody are here to help. We have been handling mass tort litigation for over 40 years, so we know what to look for and the best way to secure compensation for your injuries.

Contact a Wyoming mass tort lawyer at Burg Simpson as soon as possible by calling 307-527-7891 or filling out our Free Case Evaluation Form immediately. Do not wait and hope you start to feel better—take action before it is too late.

How Much Will A Mass Tort Case Cost Me?

Burg Simpson offers a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation to anyone who has been hurt by any kind of medical product, whether it is a drug or a device. We can even go over your medical records as we review your case.

Our Wyoming mass tort attorneys’ fee agreements are drafted on a contingency fee basis, which simply means our fee is determined as a percentage of your recovery. We only get paid if we recover damages for you. If you decide to work with our Burg Simpson office in Cody, Wyoming, you will receive a written fee agreement that explains everything.

Do not wait any longer. Call Burg Simpson at 307-527-7891 or complete our FREE Case Evaluation Form.

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