Practices

Toxic and Mass Tort Practice

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Overview

Carr Maloney attorneys are nationally recognized for effective defense in these sophisticated, high-stakes cases. At the forefront of toxic tort litigation, Carr Maloney defends clients of all sizes including:

  • Abatement Companies
  • General Contractors
  • Product Manufacturers and Distributors
  • Property Owners and Managers

Our attorneys have litigated and tried some of the most closely watched and legally significant cases. We have experience litigating toxic tort and mass tort cases involving:

  • Asbestos
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Lead Paint
  • Legionella Bacteria
  • Mold
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Silica Sand
  • Vaccine Components
  • Volatile Organic Compound Exposures
  • Ozone Exposure

These cases present complex issues of notice, exposure, causation and injury that have long lasting impact.

Toxic Tort Representative Experience

Our experience in toxic torts dates back to the Agent Orange litigation. The Agent Orange litigation ushered in the toxic tort age by presenting the first clash at the national class action level between novel scientific theories and the strictures of legal proof. In the public policy context, the Agent Orange case foretold the subsequent highly publicized and politicized wave of toxic tort litigation. We provided essential support for the chemical manufacturers’ defense in this prototypical multi-district tort litigation with representative plaintiffs.

Carr Maloney was also lead counsel in the ground-breaking case involving injuries due to toxic molds. Our firm represented the owners of the EPA’s national headquarters building in Bahura v. S.E.W. Investors, et al., which was brought by 19 present and former EPA employees and their spouses alleging injuries due to exposures in the EPA headquarters building. Because of the novelty of the claims at the time, we were among the first to challenge the medical and psychological basis of multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome as a compensable injury.

The firm’s vast experience enables us to identify new issues that face our clients in the ever-changing toxic and mass tort fields. One of the fastest growing sources of toxic and mass tort litigation involves claims of injury caused by pharmaceutical products, including prescription and over the counter medications and vaccines. Carr Maloney has defended the manufacturer of a vaccine component in a number of cases in the mid-Atlantic region. Our depth of experience strengthens our ability to provide the best possible litigation attorneys for this new wave of litigation, as well as the next generation of toxic and mass tort claims.

Contact

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