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Joseph C. Orlet

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Toxic Tort

Defending Your Industry

Materials used in historical products and manufacturing processes commonly carry a legacy of toxic tort liability that could lead to litigation. Substances used in modern manufacturing also carry inherent toxic tort risks, some known and others yet to be discovered.

When chemicals and industrial products manufactured, sold and distributed by our clients come under attack – despite companies’ adherence to applicable standards and regulations – Husch Blackwell’s toxic tort attorneys are aggressive legal advocates. We defend businesses in cases 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

Our toxic tort attorneys work closely with a nationwide network of local counsel and subject matter authorities, including engineers, chemists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, immunologists and industrial hygienists. 

Husch Blackwell attorneys achieve favorable outcomes in toxic tort litigation, including class action and mass tort cases involving personal injury, property damage and medical monitoring claims. We currently are defending more than 2,000 active toxic tort cases, and our experience includes many of the country’s most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions. Husch Blackwell serves as regional or national counsel in toxic tort litigation for such companies as Olin Corp., Monsanto Co. and AkzoNobel.

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Get in touch with our Toxic Tort team.

Joseph C. Orlet

Team Lead
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