Representing Local Victims in National Mass Torts & Class Action Suits

Cueto Law personal injury attorneys deliver results in Roundup, Truvada and Johnson & Johnson cases

When it comes to national class action and mass tort cases involving pharmaceuticals, consumer products and toxic chemicals, local St. Louis and Southern Illinois personal injury victims often get lost in the shuffle. Their stories continue to go unheard while the adverse side effects from a product they’ve used only continue to grow worse.

At Cueto Law in Belleville, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to giving a voice to the voiceless victims in our region. By working with a local mass tort attorney, you have an experienced litigator focused on your claim, not the thousands of others filed against a defendant.

We’ll help you prove in a court of law that the damages you’ve suffered were caused by a corporation’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing and get you the compensation needed to assist with medical costs, lost wages, and your pain and suffering.

Lawsuits Filed by Belleville Mass Tort Lawyers & Class Action Attorneys

While Cueto Law can represent you in almost any mass tort or class action claim, most of our current cases for area plaintiffs focus on one of these three lawsuits:

  • Zantac Class Action Lawsuits – This popular over-the-counter medication that provided heartburn relief to millions also contains a toxin linked to stomach, bladder and esophageal cancers.
  • Roundup Class Action Lawsuits – Cueto Law represents Missouri and Southern Illinois farmers who have been exposed to Roundup weed killer and are now battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancers as a result.
  • Talc Mass Tort Claims – Millions of Americans used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for years without ever being told the main ingredient held dangerous levels of asbestos. While consumers didn’t know the risk, the manufacturer did for decades.
  • Truvada Mass Tort Cases – The prescription drug Truvada has been a turning point in the fight against HIV transmission. Unfortunately, it has also left users with chronic kidney disease and bone injuries.

What is the Difference Between a Class Action Lawsuit and a Mass Tort Claim?

In a class action lawsuit, a single injured person brings a lawsuit on behalf of an entire group, or “class,” of unnamed people who all theoretically share the same injury from the same illegal conduct. The court looks at the allegations and determines whether there is, in fact, a “class” of people similarly injured and whether a single “class action” lawsuit is the best way to determine what damages that group suffered.

In a mass tort, many individuals will bring separate lawsuits regarding the same damaging circumstance. A court will then consolidate all or part of these separate lawsuits together using a variety of methods under the law. Mass torts are how the majority of pharmaceutical cases are handled. In many of these cases, although all plaintiffs have been injured in some way, the injuries may differ from victim to victim—and each one of these plaintiffs will have their own trial.

If you feel your health has been put at risk by the use of or exposure to Roundup, Johnson & Johnson Baby Power or Truvada, contact the mass tort attorneys at Cueto Law at 618-277-1554. Through our extensive experience and consciencous management of our caseload, we can give your claim the attention it deserves and bring your story to those who need to hear it most.

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