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Medical Malpractice, Class Actions and Mass Torts


We 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.

Kirkpatrick Law Offices

3 Executive Woods Ct,
Swansea, IL 62226

(618) 239-6070



Eric Kirkpatrick, Swansea Injury Lawyer