Mass Actions and Class Actions are different lawsuits

Our law firm handles a wide variety of personal injury and product liability cases. A common trend we see from potential clients is that many confuse a mass action (or mass tort) with a class action. In this video, attorney Kelsey Stokes talks about how they are different.

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Class action vs mass action

Different Types of Lawsuits

There are a variety of different types of lawsuits to resolve different situations. Our law firm primarily deals with tort claims. Tort claims cover an array of issues, such as personal injury, product liability or medical malpractice. In a tort claim, someone did something wrong or failed to do something, and as a result, someone else was hurt.

A common trend we see from potential clients is that many confuse a mass action (or mass tort) with a class action. In this video, attorney Kelsey Stokes talks about how they are different.

Simply put, mass torts involve multiple, individual lawsuits against the same defendant simultaneously. Class actions, on the other hand, are multiple injury victims, or plaintiffs, grouped together in one lawsuit. 

Mass Tort Class Action
Plaintiffs have individual lawsuits.
All Plaintiffs fall under one lawsuit.
Compensation amount is awarded on an individual basis.
Compensation is the same for all Plaintiffs

To learn more about these differences and to see examples of lawsuits, you can read our post about class actions and mass torts.

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