Mass tort actions are so named because they involve multiple plaintiffs — sometimes thousands — who allege personal injury arising from a common cause, such as a defective product or an act of negligence. Mass torts are very different from standard personal injury cases due to the large number of victims, the size and scope of the damages and the complex evidence involved. Based in Tampa, Frank Charles Miranda, P.A. has a strong track record of pursuing mass tort claims and the determination to secure justice for Floridians who have suffered harm due to defective products, dangerous drugs or poisoning of the environment.
Between 2003 and 2015, 3M’s dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs were standard issue in several branches of the military. Thousands of military members have suffered hearing loss, tinnitus, loss of balance and related harm as a result of the earplugs’ failure to maintain tight seals, which enabled dangerously loud sounds to slip through. As of early 2020, more than 2,000 lawsuits are pending in Florida, alleging that 3M and its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, failed to warn soldiers about the dangers of the products and in fact falsified test results and lied to the military about the earplugs’ effectiveness. If you are a military member or veteran and you suffered hearing loss or related harm after using these earplugs, we can begin the claims process on your behalf.
Certain types of mesh used in hernia repair surgery — such as those made with polypropylene — have caused serious side effects such as pain, infections and bowel obstructions. In some instances, the mesh fails entirely, necessitating additional surgery. Thousands of people have recovered damages in suits alleging medical complications from hernia mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific and Ethicon. We can review your situation and determine if a surgical mesh might be causing your symptoms. We then take prompt action to hold the manufacturer responsible for your condition.
Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder has been trusted by American families for generations. Unfortunately, the product’s main ingredient, talc — a mineral made up of magnesium, silicon, oxygen and hydrogen — was for decades contaminated with asbestos. Plaintiffs allege that Johnson & Johnson failed to properly warn consumers about the increased risk of ovarian cancer associated with baby powder and other talc-based products. Juries in most of the personal injury suits filed against Johnson & Johnson have found for the plaintiffs. Our firm has the resources to present a strong case about health damage caused by the products’ long-term use.
Frank Charles Miranda, P.A. in Tampa is dedicated to holding major companies accountable for the damage their products cause to ordinary people. Please call 813-254-2637 or contact us online to schedule a confidential initial consultation.