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Mass Torts

Edelson PC has been chosen by courts and other institutions to handle some of the most complex and significant issues affecting our country today. We have represented collegiate and other athletes suffering from devastating effects of concussions, property owners who have lost their homes and businesses to various natural and manmade disasters, a group of public housing residents based upon contamination-related injuries, and consumer, unions, and governmental entities suffering losses due to the sale of unsafe prescriptions drugs.

 

Representative Cases

NCAA Concussion Litigation. We were appointed co-lead counsel in an MDL brought against the NCAA, its conferences and member institutions alleging personal injury claims on behalf of college football players resulting from repeated concussive and sub-concussive hits.

Opioid Litigation. We represent consumers, labor unions, and governmental entities in lawsuits against the drug manufacturers and distributors over the opioid epidemic.

Football Helmet Concussion Litigation. We are part of a team of attorneys representing high school and college football players in pursuing claims related to helmet manufacturers failure to warn players that their products were not sufficient to protect against concussive and sub-concussive injuries.

Aaron v. Chicago Housing Authority, No. 99 L 11738 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cnty., Ill.). Part of team representing a group of public housing residents bringing suit over contamination-related injuries. Case settled on a mass basis for over $10 million.

Januszewski v. Horseshoe Hammond, No. 2:00CV352JM (N.D. Ind.). Part of team of attorneys in mass suit alleging that defendant riverboat casino caused injuries to its employees arising from exposure to second-hand smoke.

Merck/Vioxx Lawsuits. Represented hundreds of individuals claiming medical problems including heart attacks and strokes after taking the prescription medication Vioxx. Cases resolved as part of Merck’s global settlement.

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