Toxic Tort Claims

The Sugarman Law Firm has successfully defended a wide array of toxic tort claims involving lead-based paint, asbestos products, mold, toxic spills and leakages, and industrial chemicals and solvents, including benzene. We have represented clients facing the following types of claims: personal injuries, including cancers and “chemical sensitivities;” property damage claims relating to cost of remediation and repair; alleged design and construction errors resulting in claimed contamination; and alleged failure to properly identify and/or remediate claimed hazards.

Successful defense of toxic tort claims requires both legal knowledge (particularly with respect to how courts handle scientific matters) and technical knowledge with respect to the “toxic” substance at issue in a given case. Understanding both of these aspects of a case can mean the difference between a successful defense and significant monetary exposure. In addition, because the science and the law in this area can be quite complex, it is important to have an attorney that can engage the plaintiff’s expert on scientific matters, and also explain difficult concepts to a jury. From their experience defending toxic tort claims, the Sugarman Law Firm’s attorneys have the legal and scientific knowledge, as well as the trial skills, necessary to defend your toxic tort claim.

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