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TOXIC TORT LITIGATION

Toxic tort, mass tort, contamination, latent disease and environmental claims are among the costliest for companies and insurers to litigate due to the required elements of proof. They often involve multiple defendants, diverse theories of recovery and emerging science and arise following occupational exposure or exposure in the home, or from consumer products or pharmaceuticals.

Litchfield Cavo LLP has earned National Tier rankings in Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms” due to our attorneys’ vast experience litigating claims. Our attorneys’ have been collectively recognized with Metropolitan Tier rankings across the United States in the area of Litigation – Environmental, as the result of their extensive experience litigating toxic tort claims.

Litchfield Cavo attorneys use their extensive experience to consider every possible angle, devise creative defense theories and produce favorable results for clients, particularly those in the following occupational fields:

  • Architects
  • Construction managers
  • Contractors
  • Designers
  • Distributors
  • Employers
  • Engineers
  • Healthcare – providers and facility managers
  • Installers
  • Manufacturers
  • Owners
  • Property managers
  • Subcontractors
  • Trades workers

Our Toxic Tort Representative Matters

Litchfield Cavo attorneys have successfully litigated thousands of direct defense matters involving complex toxic torts across the United States. Our nationally recognized toxic tort attorneys defend personal injury, chronic illness and property damage lawsuits nationwide including claims related to:

  • Airborne contamination
  • Aluminum metal exposure
  • Aromatic-hydrocarbons
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene exposure
  • Berylliosis
  • Blood transfusions and HIV
  • Breast implants
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Chemical exposure
  • Chromium exposure
  • Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act
  • Cobalt
  • Diacetyl – popcorn lung
  • Electromagnetic radiation exposure
  • Formaldehyde
  • Insecticide poisoning
  • Latex gloves
  • Lead exposure
  • Magnesium metal exposure
  • Medical device implants
  • Mixed dust and molds
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Paint and wood sealants
  • Paint sensitivity
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Propane claim litigation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Silicosis
  • Superfund (CERCLA) contamination
  • Tobacco
  • Vaping aerosol
  • Welding exposure

Our Toxic Tort Defense Record

  • Prevailed in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and Court of Appeals on summary judgment for our client based upon Sophisticated User Doctrine and bulk supplier defense in medical device litigation.
  • Successful defense of a ceramics manufacturer client against claim that exposure to manganese used in glazes causes Parkinson’s disease.
  • Defense of a large manufacturer client in a wood sealant exposure case in which plaintiff sought a multimillion-dollar recovery. Our attorneys obtained a directed verdict on some of the counts lodged against the manufacturer and a jury verdict in favor of the manufacturer on the remaining counts.
  • Prevailed on appeal of a trial court’s dismissal of a complaint brought by a commercial tenant against Litchfield Cavo’s clients, a real estate investment firm and hospitality management company for personal injuries and damages arising from the plaintiff’s purported exposure to mold. The trial court held, and the appeals court affirmed, the evidence demonstrated that the underlying basis for the plaintiff’s expert opinions did not meet the reliability requirements established by Daubert and Lanigan.
  • Our attorneys’ records of success includes dismissals on behalf of asbestos clients across the country and have successfully tried numerous cases to verdict before juries in multiple states with favorable outcomes.

Our attorneys nationwide provide top-tier service for successful outcomes of clients’ toxic tort claims.