Toxic Tort and Mass Tort Litigation
Representation from Analysis to Appeal
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:
Blood transfusions and HIV
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Electromagnetic radiation exposure
Food additives exposure
Magnesium metal exposure
Multiple chemical sensitivity
Noise-induced hearing loss
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.
Mass Tort Litigation Services
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.
Mass Tort Attorneys to Defend Your Business Interests
Whether it is a case involving allegations of environmental contamination, workplace or product exposure, mass tort attorneys are powerful advocates. Having successfully represented scores of clients in mass tort litigation, we know what it takes to achieve successful results and are able to help you navigate complex scenarios towards a positive outcome in the most cost-effective way.
We focus on strategies to resolve toxic tort matters without going to trial. However, when litigation is unavoidable, you can be sure that we strive to minimize any negative repercussions on your business and reputation. We do this by putting together a defense strategy that includes aggressively disputing opposing claims, constructing a positive corporate image that will resonate with the jury and persuading insurance providers to cover damages.
Mass Tort Litigation: A Track Record for Success
Since the advent of mass tort litigation, McKenna Storer has successfully defended hundreds of cases battling environmental personal injury, illness and property damage lawsuits. A notable track record of good faith settlements, getting unfounded claims thrown out and procuring insurance coverage as well as developing internal protocols and pre-empting plaintiff litigation strategies has helped protect our clients’ interests.