By Susan Barfield /
March 28, 2023

What to Expect at MTMP April, 2023

Catch up on the latest litigation trends at the Mass Torts Made Perfect conference taking place in Las Vegas from April 10 to April 13, 2023. Case Works provides litigation support for many of the types of matters featured at the conference, including litigation related to chemical hair relaxers, Tylenol and autism, social media addiction, and contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. The conference will also feature entertainment by singer-songwriter John Fogerty and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

This year’s Mass Torts Made Perfect conference features a multi-track agenda, so you can attend sessions most relevant to you and your practice. You can choose from a wide range of topics, including litigation trends, strategies for how to grow your firm, and trial skills. There is also an introductory mass torts track that is perfect for first-time attendees and paralegals.

Be sure to say hello to Bill Barfield, General Counsel for Case Works, who will be attending the conference. Bill is a respected mass torts lawyer, and now he helps develop technologies and solutions to support mass torts firms. Bill is always happy to talk shop or explain how Case Works can benefit your practice.

Featured Sessions

Mass Torts Made Perfect will give you a chance to learn about several high-profile cases from presenters and panelists who are involved in those cases. Case Works provides support for many of the types of cases that will be highlighted at this year’s conference.

April 12, 2023, 9:00 a.m. — Chemical Hair Relaxer Litigation Update

Earlier this year, plaintiffs moved to consolidate litigation against manufacturers of chemical hair relaxers to the Northern District of Illinois. Studies have shown that women who frequently use chemicals to straighten or relax their hair are twice as likely to develop uterine cancer. These products allegedly contain phthalates and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are linked to cancers, endometriosis, and other serious health problems.

April 12, 2023, 9:45 a.m. — Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water Litigation Update

Last August, President Biden signed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022. This legislation allows military service members, their families, and people who worked at the Camp Lejeune military base to file claims for injuries caused by contaminated drinking water.

Anyone exposed to contaminated water for a 30-day period between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and who suffered certain injuries due to that exposure can file a claim. Qualifying injuries include several different types of cancers, infertility, and neurobehavioral effects.

April 12, 2023, 4:30 p.m. — Social Media Addiction Litigation Update

Social media use and addiction can have devastating consequences for some users, especially teenagers. Social media use has been linked to mental health disorders, self-harm, and even suicide. Social media addiction can also worsen existing mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety.

Because teenage brains are still developing, social media use can have significant negative impacts on young people. Plaintiffs’ firms are holding social media companies accountable for these harms.

April 13, 2023, 11:45 a.m. — Tylenol and Autism Litigation Update

In 2022, cases alleging prenatal exposure to acetaminophen is linked to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children were consolidated to the Southern District of New York. This panel will provide updates on that ongoing litigation.


April 12, 2023, 12:15 p.m. — Interview and Performance by John Fogerty

Singer-songwriter John Fogerty will be performing at the conference luncheon. Fogerty is renowned for his solo career as well as his work as a guitarist and singer for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fogerty will be interviewed and will also perform after the 2023 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

April 12, 2023, 6:45 p.m. — Comedy by Sebastian Maniscalco

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco will delight the Mass Torts Made Perfect audience with his stand-up comedy. Maniscalco will perform during residences in Las Vegas and Atlantic City later this year.

See You There!

The Mass Torts Made Perfect conference schedule is jam-packed with sessions that will teach even the most experienced mass torts lawyers something new. The conference offers unique opportunities to learn about the latest mass torts litigation trends and news from some of the nation’s most knowledgeable attorneys.

At Case Works, we make it our mission to keep up with the latest litigation trends so that we can better support plaintiffs’ firms with case intake, medical record collection, and case management. Find us at the conference to discuss how we can support your firm. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!