Mass Tort Litigation



Mass torts are a special type of personal injury lawsuit involving more than one person. In general, they are similar to class action lawsuits where there are a number of claims all associated with the same product against the same company. Although the individual claims may all differ somewhat, the claims will all have commonly factual and legal issues linking them. This can include the same side effects or the same problems.

Mass torts are often filed against medical problems and medical companies. Many medications that were once deemed safe to take now come with a black box warning. The problem is that many patients have been taking these medications for years without being informed about the controversy and health conditions surrounding the medicine.  Medications, such as Yaz and Avandia, have been known to cause serious health problems such as heart attacks and strokes, which have led to fatality.

Filing a mass tort lawsuit provides the individuals that have suffered from this neglect with a chance to stand up for them and demand justice. Often it can seem impossible to fight against a billion dollar company on your own. However, with several voices, with several stories and with several lawsuits, it is possible to fight for your individual rights, even against multinational companies. This is possible through mass torts.


At ShermoenJaksa Law we help individuals that are suffering from a personal injury, illness or death of a loved one due to the neglect of a large drug company or medical device company. There are a number of mass tort personal injury law suits going on right now. We can help you in mass tort cases such as:

  • Actos
  • Metal on Metal Hip Implants including DePuy, Stryker, Wright, Zimmer and Biomet
  • Essure birth control
  • IVC Filters used in patients at risk of developing blood clots
  • Pradaxa
  • Testosterone Treatment
  • Asbestos injuries and instances of mesothelioma
  • Transvaginal Mesh-TVM
  • Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant
  • Zofran


If you do believe that you have been injured by one of the above or some other drug or medical device check with our firm.  The circumstances of these cases are all different depending on the drug, medicine or equipment in question but if you have experienced unusual pain, been diagnosed with a medical condition or have lost a loved one, then there is a chance that you could have a valid mass tort claim.

We can sit down with you to discuss what is involved in this type of situation and what you can expect. Generally, it is our goal to keep you away from any stressful situations all the while ensuring that you get the proper representation to fight these multi-million dollar companies.


Mass torts are not just about the individual – they are also a way to protect others in society from allowing this kind of thing to happen again.  You can be part of the solution with the assistance of our Duluth personal injury lawyer. Contact our team in either International Falls, MN office at (218) 283-4494 or Duluth, MN office (218) 625-2270 for a free initial consultation.