Shreveport Mass Tort Lawyer
A mass tort is an event that inflicts harm on mass numbers of people, whether in the dozens, hundreds or thousands. A mass tort could result from a defective product, an environmental disaster, or an industrial accident, for example. There is strength in numbers, and victims of mass torts can benefit by banding together through class actions, multidistrict litigation, or other collective actions. Although mass tort litigation is a notoriously challenging and time-intensive effort, it is often the best way to achieve fair compensation for the victims and force the pharmaceutical giant, automaker or other negligent corporation to change its practices for the benefit of all consumers.
The Shreveport-Bossier City mass tort lawyers at Rice & Kendig have the depth of experience required to take on mass tort defendants and hold them accountable to the people they have harmed. A couple of areas of mass tort litigation our firm is currently considering litigation for involve the grass and weed killer Roundup and 3M Combat Arms Earplugs.
Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer Claims
Roundup has been a massively successful product due to its ability to kill weeds and grass without harming crops, and it has been extensively used for years in large and small farming operations as well as landscaping businesses. Unfortunately, a key ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, has been determined by numerous studies, including one performed by the World Health Organization, to be a probable human carcinogenic. Indeed, long-time Roundup users have been disproportionately suffering from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes and white blood cells that can spread throughout the body. Lawsuits against the makers of Roundup, the chemical giant Monsanto, allege the corporation knew about the association between its product and cancer for years yet actively tried to hide the research from the public and government regulators. If you or a family member contracted cancer after long-term exposure to Roundup on the farm, at work or even through home use, call the mass tort litigators at Rice & Kendig for an evaluation of your claims.
3M Combat Arms Earplugs Hearing Loss
For over a decade from 2003 to 2015, thousands of military service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were provided with Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs as standard-issue equipment. The manufacturer, 3M, represented the earplugs as capable of preventing hearing loss. Unfortunately, design defects prevented these earplugs from being properly inserted into the ears. While 3M has thus far refused to take responsibility, evidence seems to point to the fact that 3M was aware the earplugs were faulty as far back as 2000, when they failed to pass safety testing. If you or a loved one suffered hearing loss attributable to these earplugs, Rice & Kendig’s mass tort lawyers will help you pursue your claims for the damages caused.
Mass Tort Lawyers Serving Shreveport-Bossier City and North Louisiana
If you have been harmed by a defective product or in a mass disaster such as an oilfield explosion, call Rice & Kendig in Shreveport-Bossier City for a no-cost consultation on your claims. Whether you were the only one injured or you are one of thousands, we fight diligently to represent you and achieve results that benefit you and your family.