Environmenal & Toxic Tort Defense
Environmental and toxic tort litigation can evolve into class action suits, multi-district litigation, and costly settlements and verdicts for defendants. We are experienced in protecting homeowners, building owners, manufacturers, distributors and contractors from liability.
Our cases include those based upon alleged exposure to asbestos, lead paint, chemicals, hazardous substances, toxic mold, cleaning solvents, mycotoxins, pressure treated wood and petroleum discharge.
A thorough investigation is performed, which involves the acquisition of records from various municipal entities, including but not limited to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
The methods used to obtaining such records include authorizations, subpoenas, motions for court orders and/or Freedom of Information Law/Act requests.
Records of repair and maintenance are also obtained and reviewed.
The validity of laboratory tests and alternative sources of alleged exposure are explored.
All medical, school, employment and other pertinent records are gathered and reviewed.
Necessary experts in the fields of medicine, psychology, public health, industrial hygiene, toxicology and economics are identified and retained to review records and other materials, conduct inspections and aid in formulating strategies to defend the actions and, if necessary, prepare for trial.