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Toxic Tort

Defending the past, growing the future.

When chemicals and industrial products manufactured, sold and distributed by our clients come under attack, Husch Blackwell is an aggressive legal advocate. Numerous Fortune 500 companies trust our experienced attorneys to serve as national coordinating counsel and/or regional trial counsel. We work closely with a nationwide network of subject matter authorities, including immunologists, chemists and industrial hygienists, to vigorously defend clients against individual and class action claims involving personal injury, property damage and medical monitoring.

We skillfully navigate changing laws, evolving science and plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions in achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients, as cost-effectively as possible. A secure, customized web portal enables efficient collection, management and dissemination of information used in clients’ defense. The portal provides ready access to docket summaries, financial information and work product.

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Husch Blackwell defends clients against toxic tort claims alleging exposure to:

  • Acids
  • Alcohols
  • Amines
  • Aniline
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Cutting oils
  • Perchlorate
  • Pesticides
  • Petroleum and petrochemicals
  • Plasticizers
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Polymers
  • Resins
  • Solvents such as mineral spirits, toluene and xylene
  • Vinyl chloride
Testimonial Molly M. Jones, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, Bayer U.S.

“The National Counsel program that Husch Blackwell has set up for our matters has taken many worries off of my mind. I never have to worry about a deadline, and I don’t worry about fees. Especially with respect to my asbestos and other toxic tort cases, I cannot imagine going to anyone else.”

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Client Results

Summary judgment is awarded in bellwether toxic tort cases filed by clean-room workers.

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