Defending Against Complex, Large-Scale Toxic Tort Claims

Our attorneys maintain a national toxic tort defense practice. Over our history, we have defended clients in federal and state courtrooms against all types of toxic tort claims. Defense firms nationally enlist our lawyers to assist with specialized aspects of large-scale toxic tort and product liability litigation.

Given that toxic torts involve complex medical and scientific issues, developing effective expert testimony is essential to the defense of any claim. We work with experts in medicine, psychiatry, epidemiology, toxicology, chemistry and more to prepare our defense. Our industry-specific and scientific knowledge, along with our skill and experience, has led to positive outcomes, including:

  • Serving as lead defense counsel in toxic tort actions alleging that chemical emissions caused cancer, wrongful death and other serious personal injuries. Our work developing epidemiology and toxicology defenses led to a successful pretrial settlement.
  • Representing a major oil company accused of environmental contamination in a nearly four-month bench trial. The trial court rejected the plaintiff’s proffered expert opinions as unreliable, speculative and unsupported by the evidence. We obtained a judgment for our client.

To learn more about our services, call 212-661-5030 or contact us online.