May 24, 2023

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Changing Mass Tort Litigations

Author: Pawan Murthy

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) has revolutionized many industries, and the legal field is no exception. In recent years, A.I. has been increasingly used in mass tort litigations. Mass torts refer to civil lawsuits in which a large group of people is suing one or more defendants for injuries caused by the same product or event. Here are three ways A.I. is used in mass tort litigations:

Predictive analytics

Predictive analytics is a method that uses data, statistical algorithms, and machine learning techniques to identify the likelihood of future outcomes based on historical data. In mass tort litigations, predictive analytics can help lawyers identify trends and patterns in large amounts of data related to a specific case. For example, A.I. can help lawyers analyze medical records, prescription data, and other data sources to identify patterns of injury or harm caused by a particular drug or medical device. By using A.I. to analyze data, lawyers can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of a case and develop a winning strategy.

Document review

Document review is an essential part of any mass tort litigation. Lawyers must review thousands or even millions of documents, such as emails, medical records, and contracts, to build a case. However, reviewing documents manually is a time-consuming and tedious process. A.I. can be used to automate document review, saving time and reducing the risk of errors. Machine learning algorithms can analyze documents and identify patterns and key information. This can help lawyers identify relevant documents more quickly and effectively.

Case management

Mass tort litigations involve many parties, including plaintiffs, defendants, and their lawyers. Keeping track of all the parties and their actions can be difficult. A.I. can be used to manage the complex case management tasks involved in mass tort litigations. A.I.-powered case management software can automate scheduling, track deadlines, and manage communications between parties. This can help lawyers and their teams stay organized and on top of their work, leading to more efficient and effective litigation.

A.I. has the potential to revolutionize mass tort litigation. By using predictive analytics, automating document review, and managing complex case management tasks, A.I. can help lawyers build stronger cases more efficiently. As A.I. technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see more innovative uses of A.I. in mass tort litigations and other areas of the legal field.

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