Toxic Torts and Environmental Litigation
Toxic torts and environmental cases are an integral part of our practice and generally include allegations of personal injury, nuisance, property damage, medical monitoring, and emotional distress allegedly due to environmental contamination. While most of these cases involve allegations of chronic personal injury, others involve acute injury, property damage, and business losses, all relating to the effects of toxic substances. Such cases have involved claimed exposure related to air emissions, groundwater and surface water contamination, explosion or catastrophic failure, subsurface migration, industrial contact, and product usage. In addition to toxic tort cases, we have considerable experience in environmental litigation resulting from remediation of contaminated sites. As an example, we represented Chemtura Corporation in the litigation surrounding the cleanup of the Vertac Chemical Corporation site at Jacksonville, Arkansas.