Toxic Torts

The Specific Causation Test

In any toxic tort, be it exposure to asbestos, benzene, or another potentially harmful substance, plaintiffs must prove that their injury was directly caused by interacting with or proximity to the chemical in question. Proving harm and causation is a basic aspect of...

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Asbestos Lawsuits Are Surprisingly Complex

Many of us have seen ads from plaintiff-side firms suggesting that people exposed to asbestos or diagnosed with mesothelioma have the potential to collect huge amounts of money by filing legal claims. These assertions are misleading. Many claims involving asbestos...

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