TOXIC TORT DEFENSE
The trial lawyers of MehaffyWeber have extensive experience defending lawsuits over occupational and other forms of toxic exposure, before state, federal, and appellate courts. Our attorneys have always been and remain at the forefront of this constantly evolving area of law and have served as both liaison counsel to a number of courts and as national coordinating counsel in many of the key cases that have shaped Texas’ toxic tort litigation landscape.
Thanks to our deep knowledge of both the toxic tort field and of our clients’ businesses, we give counsel on the most practical solutions to protect our clients’ interests and business operations.
Sometimes litigation is inevitable. We understand the science applicable to many toxic tort exposure cases, and we have the background and experience to learn the science surrounding new toxic torts quickly and efficiently to mount an effective and economical defense strategy.
We have significant litigation experience across the full spectrum of toxic tort litigation, including the defense of claims for environmental contamination and remediation, short-term and long-term exposure to hazardous substances, industrial accidents involving hazardous or toxic substances, asbestos litigation, and products liability litigation involving the sale of hazardous or toxic substances. Our toxic tort practice ranges from the defense of single plaintiff/single defendant claims to representation in complex, multi-party claims and large class actions involving tens of thousands of claimants. MehaffyWeber is responsible for well over 75,000 dismissals for our clients, and we are one of the few firms that has tried to successful verdicts numerous types of toxic tort cases.
The firm has developed resources to efficiently manage large amounts of data for clients. Additionally, for over seven decades, the firm has retained important information to utilize for their clients, including past co-worker and expert depositions. Our depth of resources and decades of knowledge allows us to minimize expenses while providing excellent service for our clients.
We have litigated cases involving a wide variety of chemicals, metals, and other potentially toxic substances, including:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Chemical Exposures, Spills and Leaks
- Chlorinated Solvents
- Diacetyl (Butter Flavoring)
- Diesel Fumes
- Lead Poisoning
- Legionnaires’ Disease and Bacterial Contamination
- Mercury Poisoning
- Mold and Vapor Intrusion
- Polycarbonate Plastic Bottles
- Radioactive Materials
- Vinyl Chloride
Mounting a toxic tort defense presents unique challenges for businesses and their attorneys. Numerous difficult procedural and evidentiary issues arise throughout the litigation process. Lawyers must be knowledgeable concerning the statutory framework and applicable government regulations, and understand the underlying sciences involved in each case. They must also possess the skill to explain complicated scientific, medical and legal concepts clearly. MehaffyWeber lawyers have handled cases like yours for over 70 years. Contact us today.