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Toxic Tort

Toxic Tort Litigation: Defending the past, growing the future.

When chemicals and industrial products manufactured, sold and distributed by our clients come under attack, the toxic tort lawyers at Husch Blackwell provide aggressive legal advocacy. Numerous Fortune 500 companies trust our experienced toxic tort attorneys to serve as national coordinating counsel and/or regional trial counsel. Our toxic tort lawyers 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.

The toxic tort attorneys at Husch Blackwell skillfully navigate changing toxic tort 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.

Husch Blackwell lawyers defend clients against toxic tort claims alleging exposure to:

  • Acids
  • Alcohols
  • Amines
  • Aniline
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Butadiene
  • Cutting oils
  • Perchlorate
  • Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
  • Pesticides
  • Petroleum and petrochemicals
  • Plasticizers
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Polymers
  • Resins
  • Solvents such as mineral spirits, toluene and xylene
  • Talc
  • Vinyl chloride
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Testimonial Molly M. Jones, Senior 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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Summary judgment is awarded in bellwether toxic tort cases filed by clean-room workers.

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