Pursuing a mass tort case can be long and difficult to understand. We wanted to give you some basic steps to help you understand the process:
- Call, fill out the contact form on our site or chat with a representative on our website chat window.
- Answer a few simple questions to help us determine if you meet the initial criteria.
- Client attorney contract must be signed and returned as soon as possible.
- Client must provide answers to a questionnaire as thoroughly as possible to help us prove up your potential case.
- Medical authorizations must be signed and returned to give us the authority to order your medical records. Other custom forms may be needed from various specific facilities.
- The attorney’s firm orders your medical records. This process can take three to 6 months.
- Your attorney or a nurse hired by the firm reviews your medical records to find the facts to prove up your potential case. A review is then written or additional records may be need to be ordered for different doctors, facilities or dates. This can also take several months.
- If your potential case cannot be proven up, you will receive a rejection letter.
- If your potential case can be proven up, your case is accepted and either put in line for a settlement or filed with the court.
- If filed with the court, more documents will need to be filled out and signed.
- Mass tort cases can take 2-4 years to settle. We realize it is a long wait, but getting compensation is helpful to you.
Remember there is no out of pocket cost to you. The attorney’s fee and cost of the medical records and other expenses are deducted from your settlement in the end. If you don’t receive compensation, your attorney doesn’t get paid.