Toxic Tort

Our attorneys defend insurance carriers, large corporations and a variety of small and mid-size businesses in cases of exposure to benzene, asbestos, lead paint, silica dust, mold, gasoline and other products with alleged carcinogenic, contamination or toxic issues. We help clients understand the science of injury and death claims and how to best expose potentially false claims.

Our attorneys defend clients against claims that a spill, contamination, groundwater or some type of release of a toxic substance affected people’s health. We also defend family-held businesses and Fortune 500 manufacturers in complex product liability matters involving alleged toxins.

In addition, we are equipped to assess risk and advise on matters such as warning labels.

Matters we defend include exposure in the workplace that often become a workers’ compensation case, or exposure in a residence or school built near storage tanks, or a home or building with asbestos. In order to be a toxic tort, there must be illness, injury or death to a person or group of people. We have defended these actions numerous times in State and Federal Courts.

Our lawyers keep clients fully informed and involved during the fact-finding and decision-making stages of these complicated cases, including those that often involve occupational and consumer exposure to heavy metals, inks, solvents, silica dust and sick buildings or structures near storage tanks.

We have attorneys with numerous years experience defending toxic tort cases. Our attorneys also speak at national conferences and write frequently on toxic tort and environmental matters, and some have served as National Counsel for a manufacturer in benzene exposure death cases; first chair at over 100 bodily injury claim trials of former employees alleging exposure to solvents; local counsel for multiple State Court and nationwide Federal Court asbestos claims; and as local counsel for death and serious bodily injury claims for a manufacturer of Diacetyl (popcorn lung).

We also rely on highly successful and experienced attorneys in our Product Liability and Environmental Groups when necessary.

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