Mass torts are civil actions involving many plaintiffs against a few corporate defendants, typically due to defective products or large-scale disasters. Unlike class actions, each plaintiff retains individual claim, enabling a combined pursuit against corporations. The result of these torts can be devastating, such as the BP oil spill or the opioid crisis. They can impact economies and cause emotional, physical, and financial damage. Moreover, they subtly influence our daily lives, affecting product safety, employment, investments, and legal norms. However, corporations often exploit this area, disregarding safety measures for profit, resulting in large-scale damage. Corporations may conceal damage or use the complexity of mass torts to deter compensation. The overwhelmed legal system can discourage victims from seeking justice. The defense against this lies in awareness, advocating for stringent regulations, and seeking legal advice when affected by a mass tort.
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