Toxic Substances Litigation
The government’s increasing focus on the environmental and health hazards associated with the production, handling and disposal of asbestos, PCBs and other “hazardous materials” has, in turn, greatly increased public concern about these materials. This heightened public concern has led to a sharp increase in personal injury and property damage litigation by individuals who alleged that they have been harmed by exposure to hazardous materials and wastes.
Our attorneys have handled thousands of cases throughout New York in both federal and state courts involving exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos, UFFI, TCE and benzene, as well as defended companies and governmental agencies against allegations of injury due to hazardous waste sites.
In addition, the firm has litigated cases involving lead paint poisoning. Damon Morey clients have the benefit of a large litigation support team, one comprised of well-trained legal assistants experienced with these types of claims. The firm also employs nurses whose review of medical records is crucial to exposure cases.
Specific examples of our experience include:
- Serving as National Trial Counsel for a major manufacturer and defending numerous cases involving alleged exposure to asbestos-containing materials
- Represented numerous defendants in asbestos litigation and served as defense liaison counsel for various matters and jurisdictions
- Represented a manufacturer of beryllium in claim exposure matters
Represented site owners and alleged disposers of material in claimed toxic exposure cases