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Mass Torts and MDL Lawsuit Attorneys

The civil justice system is often the only path for clients to seek justice and compensation for their injuries. When choosing a lawyer, select someone reputable, experienced, and with a strong record of success.

At Dolman Russo, we have achieved outstanding outcomes for our clients. We combine extensive legal experience with an unwavering commitment to justice for individuals affected by harmful products and corporate negligence.

Our lead attorneys, Matthew Dolman, and Anthony Russo, are seasoned professionals who handle each case with utmost care. They provide clients with personalized attention and professional representation.

If you’ve been harmed by a product currently litigated in a mass tort or MDL, contact Dolman Russo to find out how they can help you. Call 866-481-5347 to speak with an attorney about your case today.

The Dolman Russo Way

Our Commitment to Justice

Dolman Russo is not just a law firm but a partner in your journey to justice. We are committed to fighting for the rights of those harmed by negligence and dangerous products.

We understand these cases' profound impact on your life and are here to support you through the legal process. Our team provides compassionate, individualized service, promising you to feel heard and supported.

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Leadership and Experience

Steering Committee Roles

Dolman Russo's attorneys, Matthew Dolman and Anthony Russo hold key positions on the steering committees for several major mass tort cases.
Their leadership roles allow them to impact critical decisions and strategies, benefiting all plaintiffs. These roles demonstrate their profound involvement and commitment to achieving the best outcomes for their clients.

Why This Matters

Being on the steering committee means that our attorneys are directly involved in shaping the direction of these litigations. They decide how the plaintiffs will handle the cases, which evidence to prioritize, and how to negotiate settlements.
Our leadership in these committees reflects our dedication to fighting for justice and certifying that the voices of those harmed by negligence are heard loud and clear.
By choosing Dolman Russo, you partner with a deeply knowledgeable team that actively shapes the future of mass tort litigation.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What Is a Mass Tort?

Mass tort litigation involves numerous plaintiffs against one or a few defendants in state or federal court.

Unlike class actions, mass tort cases are handled individually but are consolidated for pretrial processes to improve efficiency. This method helps manage complex cases involving large-scale harm from defective products, pharmaceuticals, or environmental disasters.

Benefits of Mass Torts:

  • Individual Attention: Each plaintiff's case is treated individually, giving personalized attention to their unique circumstances.
  • Efficiency: Consolidating pretrial processes helps manage resources effectively and speeds up litigation.
  • Consistency: Unified pretrial rulings create consistency across cases, benefiting all plaintiffs.

What’s the Difference Between Mass Tort Litigation and Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)?

Mass Tort Litigation
Involves multiple plaintiffs filing individual lawsuits against one or a few defendants for similar harm caused by a single product, event, or action.

  • Each plaintiff's case is treated individually, but cases share common issues and are often coordinated to streamline pretrial proceedings.
  • Examples include lawsuits related to defective drugs, environmental disasters, or consumer products.

Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)

  • A procedural mechanism consolidating multiple similar cases from different districts into one federal court for pretrial proceedings.
  • Aimed at improving efficiency, reducing duplication, and ensuring consistent rulings.
  • After pretrial proceedings, cases may be returned to their original courts for trial.

In summary, mass tort litigation refers to the nature of the cases, while MDL is a process for efficiently managing those cases.

What types of damages can I claim in a mass tort lawsuit?

In a mass tort lawsuit, you can claim various damages, including medical expenses, lost income and wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and punitive damages.

These compensations cover the financial, physical, and emotional toll the injury has taken on your life in the past and potentially in the future.

What is the statute of limitations for a mass tort case?

The statute of limitations for a mass tort case varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific nature of the case. Generally, the statute of limitation begins from the date of injury or when the plaintiff became aware of the injury.

It's imperative to consult with an experienced mass tort attorney promptly to determine if you are still within the timeframe to file a lawsuit. Missing the statute of limitations can result in losing the right to pursue legal action.

How do I know if I qualify for a mass tort lawsuit?

Qualification for a mass tort lawsuit typically depends on the specifics of your case, including the nature and extent of your injury and the evidence linking your injury to the defendant's product or action. Our attorneys can evaluate your situation during a free consultation to determine if you have a valid claim.

What evidence is needed to support my mass tort claim?

Evidence in a mass tort claim may include medical records, proof of product use or exposure, expert testimonies, and documentation of the financial impact of your injury. Our legal team will help gather and organize all necessary evidence to build a strong case.

Will my case be part of a trial or settled out of court?

Many mass tort cases settle out of court through negotiations. However, your case may go to trial if you cannot reach a fair settlement. Our attorneys prepare to take your case to trial if necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.

At Dolman Russo, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't pay any legal fees unless we win your case. Our fees are a percentage of the settlement or verdict, meaning you can pursue justice without upfront costs.

How long do mass tort cases take?

The duration varies based on the complexity of the case, the number of plaintiffs, and the defendant's willingness to settle. Some cases resolve in a few years, while others may take longer.

What compensation can I expect from a mass tort case?

Compensation depends on the specifics of each case, including the extent of injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. We aim to maximize your recovery and ensure fair compensation for your suffering.





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After a defective product harms you, turn to Dolman Russo for the legal guidance and compassionate support you need to move forward with your life. Our dedicated team is committed to fighting for justice and the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your recovery and well-being. Don’t let medical bills, lost income, and emotional distress weigh you down. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss how we can help.

Contact our attorneys today at 866-481-5347 or through our online form for a free, no-obligation consultation, whether your case involves individual action, a mass tort, class action, or multi-district litigation (MDL).


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