The Wilens & Baker Mass Tort Division has worked with attorneys nationwide in litigating mass claims arising from single events for over 30 years. Many have resulted in tens of millions of dollars in settlements for our clients.
Toxic Chemical Welding Rod
Prolonged exposure to manganese fumes commonly used in welding can lead to Manganism, a debilitating disorder closely resembling Parkinson’s Disease. Our firm is currently offering free medial screenings to determine if individuals have a cause of action.
Pharmaceutical Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy
New studies have revealed evidence pointing to a link between the sue of ‘combination’ hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer. Our firm and The Calwell Practice are currently pursuing cases against Wyeth and other drug manufacturers in court.
Wilens & Baker co-represented individuals who suffered heart valve damage and/or a life-threatening condition known as primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) from ingestion of fenfluramine manufactured by American Home Products Corporation (AHP)
Maritime Staten Island Ferry Accident
We represent victims who were injured when a Staten Island bound ferry crashed upon docking killing 10 and injuring scores.
Aviation American Airlines Flight 587
We represent many families of victims on Flight 587, which crashed en route from New York to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, killing all 260 passengers plus five people on the ground.
Vioxx has been removed from the market after clinical studies confirmed that it increases risk of kidney disease and many other side effects. We are currently pursuing cases against Merck & Co, Inc.
- Toxic Chemical
A Mass Torts occurs when a large number of people have been injured by the same negligent actions or in-actions, making it practical and economical for all concerned to take action for the injured as part of a group.
A major advantage of Mass Tort Litigation for the injured is that one attorney or group of attorneys can represent many people at the same time. Thus, all the preparation work and Investigations done for one is transferable to the others. As well, the courts will attempt to consolidate all the cases before one judge, assuring that all of the injured people will receive fair and consistent treatment, however monetary damages will differ based on each injured person’s individual circumstances.