Los Angeles, CA complex litigation attorney Raymond Boucher talks about mass tort cases.
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Somewhat similar to class actions, but the difference is that it’s not brought as a representative action, so you have 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 people who are injured as a result of a defective product. The right, Depew, ASR hip cases where there were metal on metal hips implanted in people, causing metallosis, that were failing, and causing profound injuries to people, typically people in their 50s and 60s and into their 70s. A mass action is an action that involves a whole number of people that are similarly impacted or affected, and the court can manage that mass action in one courtroom, and ensure that everybody’s fairly treated.