Since the beginning of 1970, McKenna Storer’s experienced attorneys have represented manufacturers, distributors, premises owners and contractors in a variety of mass tort litigation. Our extensive experience equips us to achieve the right results. Having served as national and regional defense counsel as well as national coordinating counsel for many mass tort clients, we are adept at overseeing all aspects of complex toxic tort litigation for our clients. You can rely on us to build an effective defense from the ground up which includes developing the overall strategy and a tactical blueprint designed to serve and protect your interests.

While the McKenna Storer team has a well-known record in both asbestos litigation and benzene litigation, our attorneys provide defense against claims in a variety of toxic and chemical exposure matters including:

  • Silica
  • Lead exposure
  • Welding rods
  • Magnesium metal exposure
  • Asbestos
  • Mold
  • Benzene exposure
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity
  • Berylliosis
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Blood transfusions and HIV
  • Paint sealant
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Paint sensitivity
  • Chemical exposure
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Chromium exposure
  • Propane litigation
  • Clean Air Act
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Clean Water Act
  • Silicosis
  • Electromagnetic radiation exposure
  • Wood sealants
  • Insecticide poisoning
  • Tobacco
  • Latex gloves
  • Welding exposure
  • Food additives exposure

Our mass tort litigation practice is comprised of experienced defense litigators licensed in multiple jurisdictions, and handles cases in sites of significant toxic tort dockets such as Madison County, St. Clair County, Cook County and McLean County in Illinois; Lake County and Marion County in Indiana and St. Louis, Missouri. From determining how you can move forward when faced with a lawsuit to preemptive strategies that will minimize risk and avoid regulatory compliance issues, we align our legal defense strategy to achieve your business goals and objectives.

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You will receive the highest quality of legal services right from initial analysis through litigation. Your designated attorney has the support of the entire McKenna Storer mass tort litigation team in handling your toxic tort case.  Our services include:

  • Developing Defense Strategies: Create an overall strategy and tactics for defense as well as develop a favorable corporate image
  • Respond to and Coordinate Discovery: Oversee design and execution of simulation studies to aid dismissal of plaintiffs’ toxic tort claims, extracting key information during cross-examination of environmental experts to establish or disprove cause and damage
  • Witness Preparation: Educate and prepare witnesses for a positive representation and to withstand cross examination
  • Developing Defense Experts: Hire and work with medical and scientific experts to develop effective, scientific defense
  • Interfacing with Regulatory Agencies: Help you communicate effectively with regulatory bodies such as USEPA and OSHA
  • Coordinating with Insurance Carriers: Liaise with your insurance provider to ensure that coverage is in place for all of the years and occurrences involved

Defending high-stakes mass tort cases effectively requires an aggressive and efficient approach. You can count on the McKenna Storer team to review every possible defense angle, explain the consequences of each and devise a strategy that you are comfortable with.


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