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Mass and Toxic Tort Litigation

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Overview

Connell Foley defends clients involved in complex mass and toxic tort litigation and handles a wide variety of disputes for chemical manufacturers, building materials companies, pharmaceutical businesses, insurance firms, facility owners and the distributors of allegedly harmful or toxic substances. Using rigorous legal and scientific evaluation of the facts in a matter, our group adopts a trial-ready approach and provides clients with knowledgeable, cost-effective counsel throughout the litigation process. Depending upon the needs of individual clients, we have the experience and scale to serve as national counsel.

Toxic Tort

Our group offers extensive trial experience in toxic tort cases. We have obtained defense verdicts on behalf of manufacturers, distributors and premises owners in mesothelioma and cancer cases in several jurisdictions, including New Jersey, New York, California and Maryland. 

Additionally, the team has represented national, regional and local corporations and entities in personal injury and property damage matters arising from exposure to such substances as:

  • Asbestos
  • Benzenes
  • Chrome
  • Lead
  • Mercaptopropionic Acid
  • Mold
  • Pesticides
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Silica
  • Talc
  • TCE
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Other alleged toxic materials

Our group’s defense of toxic bodily injury claims ranges from instances of single-plaintiff occupational disease to multi-plaintiff and class action litigation. Our experienced team has also successfully defended property damage and stigma claims on an individual, neighborhood and class basis. This includes the successful defense of claims arising from large fires, explosions and hazardous substance releases.

Connell Foley lawyers regularly represent clients in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and also serve as national counsel to several clients. As a result of the group’s unique and extensive experience, we are well-positioned to assist clients in navigating the complex issues that arise in toxic tort litigation.

Mass Tort

Within the area of mass tort, Connell Foley represents clients in connection with the vigorous defense of mass personal injury and property damage tort claims. We have successfully defended claims relating to exposures to chemicals, over-the-counter medications, large fires, explosions and other catastrophes, as well as exposures to hazardous substances.

Our team has represented a public utility in one of the largest fire damage cases in the United States as well as a pipeline operating in connection with a major pipeline explosion that received national media coverage.

We have also represented chemical manufacturers in mass tort cases filed by worksite employees, drug manufacturers for claims filed by consumers, and petroleum companies in matters seeking damages for personal injury and diminution of property value.

Class Actions

Connell Foley has successfully defended and defeated class actions asserted against chemical manufacturers, drug manufacturers and insurance providers.

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