If a group of consumers has been injured by the same defective product, the litigation is referred to as a “mass tort” or “class action lawsuit”. Whether injuries resulted from defects in design, manufacturing, or marketing, these types of torts allow numerous individuals who have been injured by a product to take action to remedy their situations. Typically, these class action lawsuits involve defective medical devices (implants, catheters, etc.), defective pharmaceuticals (Rx and OTC drugs, etc.), or toxic torts (instances where improper practices in manufacturing, design, or conduct result in things like polluted water, toxic exposure, etc.).
Other products defects cases have also arisen in the automobile industry, appliance manufacturing/design, and even in defective computers and cell phones.
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