Mass Tort Case Pricing & Criteria

Through extensive first-party research and discussions with law firms, Case Works compiles and regularly updates a list of case types, intake criteria, and market pricing for signed retainers. Acceptance criteria significantly impacts the price for signed retainers, so be sure to verify your intake criteria before agreeing upon a price.

This data is provided for information only. Case Works makes no claims as to the validity or accuracy of this information. Law firm intake criteria can vary significantly. Please use this information solely as a barometer to validate your intake criteria and case acquisition costs. If you would like to speak with our team regarding validating the criteria of your case inventory, contact Case Works for a no-cost consultation. 

Paraquat

PRICE CHANGES

Paraquat

Criteria

Client must meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • The injured party is/was a certified pesticide applicator or has/had a restricted use pesticide license
    • The injured party was employed by someone who is/was a certified pesticide applicator or has/had a restricted use pesticide license
    • The injured party is willing to sign an affidavit of use stating that they were exposed to Paraquat

Client must meet at least one of the following criteria:

    • Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
    • Diagnosed with a movement disorder
    • Taking medication that is prescribed for Parkinson’s Disease

Symptoms

  • Tremors/Trembling
  • Balance Impairment
  • Sleep Disorders (includes early awakenings or sleep disturbances)
  • Rigidity
  • Bradykinesia (slowness of movement, slow gait, shuffling)
  • Difficulty Speaking (includes soft speaking)
  • Reduced Facial Expression (includes blank stare)
  • Spasms
  • Decreased Range of Motion (ROM)
  • Micrographia (small handwriting)
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Drooling
  • Paralysis

Medications

  • Amantadine
  • Apokyn (apomorphine hydrochloride injection)
  • Artane (trihexyphenidyl HCL)
  • Axilect (rasagiline)
  • Cogentin (benztropine)
  • Elepryl (selegiline)
  • KYNMOBI (Apomorphine hydrochloride)
  • Sinemet (levodopa)
  • Mirapex (pramipexole)
  • Neupro (Rotigotine Transdermal System)
  • Nourizanz (istradefylline)
  • Requip (ropinirole)
  • Xadago (safinamide)
  • Zelapar (Selegiline HCL orally disintegrating)

NEC

Criteria

  • Infant was premature
  • Infant was diagnosed with NEC
  • Infant was given Enfamil or Similac formula or fortifier (except Prolacta) before being diagnosed with NEC
  • Birthdate within the last 30 years (based on strong discovery rule arguments)
  • Infant suffered specific injuries
    • The child died
    • The child had one or more surgeries
    • The child has ongoing gastrointestinal or other bowel conditions
    • The child has cerebral palsy or other ongoing neurological conditions
    • The child suffered other serious/lasting injuries

Zantac

For Adult cases:

  1. At least 1 year of Zantac (ranitidine) exposure prior to cancer diagnosis
  2. Regular Use of Zantac (with more than 50% of the use being name brand Zantac) for a minimum of 1-year period prior to cancer diagnosis
  3. Must be diagnosed before the age of 75 with one of the accepted cancers after 2000 and no more than 10 years after last use of Zantac

Accepted Cancers:

  1. Bladder Cancer
  2. Esophageal Cancer (people who did not smoke for the 10 years before diagnosis only)
  3. Liver Cancer
  4. Gastric (stomach) Cancer
  5. Pancreatic Cancer

For Prenatal Exposure Cases:

At least four months of Zantac (ranitidine) exposure during pregnancy

3M

Criteria

  1. Any service member that used the 3M Combat Earplugs
  2. No civilian claims
  3. Must have documented hearing loss or tinnitus
  4. Ok to have documentation of hearing loss/tinnitus after service ended

CPAP

Criteria

  • Must have used a recalled CPAP, APAP, BiPAP device, or a mechanical ventilator
  • Must have one or more of the following qualified injuries after use of device for more than 2 years:
    • Appendix Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Brain Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Hematopoietic Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Leukemia
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer 
    • Lymphatic Cancer
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • Nasal Cancer
    • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    • Papillary Carcinoma
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
*For all cancers, except lung cancer & NHL, must have used the machine for more than two years.

Some law firms are accepting the below list as other qualified injuries:

  • Pleural Effusion
  • Kidney Damage
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lung Damage
  • Liver Damage
  • Liver Disease
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Attack
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Severe ear, nose, throat inflammation
  • Reactive Airway Disease (RAD)