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Medical Malpractice, Class Actions and Mass Torts

Hurt at work in St Clair County IllinoisWe all like to trust our doctors but sometimes doctors also make mistakes causing injury or death to a patient.  This situation gives rise to medical malpractice claims.  I handle some medical malpractice but it depends on which doctor is at fault.  I may refer to a colleague.  I only refer to who I consider to be the very best in their field.  If you believe you have been injured by medical negligence feel free to give me a call.  If I can’t help you I will get you to the right person for the job.

Class action and mass tort claims occur usually when a product or other device has caused injury or monetary loss to a large number of people.  I am sure everyone reading this has seen advertisements on television for asbestos or mesothelioma claims.  You may also have received papers in the mail soliciting you to join a class action for one reason or another.

Current class action lawsuits include claims involving the following products:

  • Asbestos
  • Mesothelioma
  • Vaginal mesh
  • Defective hip or knee prothesis

Over the years several former clients have contacted me to provide medical records to some firm in far away places to handle a class action case on their behalf.  I do not handle class actions or mass tort cases but that doesn’t mean I don’t care about my former clients or others who may be a part of a class action claim.  I have located a firm in the Belleville area that is very experienced and focuses his practice on these claims.  I believe people are better served being able being able to meet with an actual lawyer within a couple of hours away than they are dealing with a faceless firm hundreds or thousands of miles away.

If you believe you might be part of a class action lawsuit, give me a call and we will meet with a lawyer in person.  You will then have the benefit of some personalization to your claim where you otherwise might be one of just a number of claims.  I believe personal service to be a much better approach.

The Kirkpatrick Law Office proudly serves clients as a personal injury lawyer in St Clair County, Illinois and a personal injury lawyer, coal mine injury attorney, industrial accident lawyer, workers compensation and construction accident lawyer in Belleville, Illinois and other areas of Southern Illinois including but not limited to Carbondale, IL, Goreville, IL, De Soto, IL, Murphrysboro, IL, Freeburg, IL, Coulterville, IL, Hecker, IL, Waterloo, IL, Sparta, IL, St. Clair County, IL, Madison County, IL, Johnson County, IL, Randolph County, IL, Clinton County, IL and other Southern Illinois locations.

We typically assist injured workers and people with neck injuries, back injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, elbow injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, people requiring back surgery, coal mine injuries, union worker injuries, iron worker injuries, boilermaker, pipefitter and laborer injuries, those hurt as a result of construction accidents, road construction, semi-truck accidents, cell phone drivers, discrimination, warehouse injuries. We also help people hurt in nursing home injuries while lifting patients in nursing homes or other medical facilities.