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A vigorous defense begins with thorough preparation.

Due to alleged health and environmental impacts, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—manufactured and used in a variety of products across the United States since the 1940s—have come under increasing regulatory scrutiny, including evolving toxicity assessments and rulemakings issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many other regulatory agencies around the world. PFAS are the subject of a growing number of litigations across the country that forward a wide range of claims, including alleged property damage, person injuries (cancer, etc.), calls for injunctive relief, and claims seeking the implementation of a medical monitoring fund.

Husch Blackwell’s toxic tort group draws on decades of experience to defend clients embroiled in litigation involving the broad PFAS category, including PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and other similar, persistent “forever” chemicals. We have handled cases in some of the nation’s most difficult jurisdictions and employ an award-winning and cost-effective business solutions approach to address risk in a comprehensive manner. We serve as national and/or regional counsel to many chemical companies and product manufacturers engaged in businesses involving PFAS.

In addition to our knowledge of PFAS, Husch Blackwell toxic tort attorneys have a long history of representing manufacturing clients in litigation matters involving several persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including PCBs, dioxins, and furans. Our team also handles cases involving herbicides, perchlorate, alcohols, aromatic amines, benzene, ethylene oxide, ketones, organochlorides, phenols, polymers, resins, toluene, xylene, and many others. 

Our national footprint and robust service offering allow our toxic tort litigators to collaborate internally with attorneys concentrating on product safety, health and safety regulatory compliance, and workplace safety, so that every challenge receives the full benefit of our platform and can be addressed in the most efficient manner.

HB provides great value because the attorneys we work with are more receptive and better understand our needs and business. They have taken the time to learn our internal processes so that they can deliver work product in a fashion that makes sense for us. We wish every firm and attorney we work with had that type of relationship with us.

Associate General Counsel
Multinational Manufacturing and Engineering Company