Asbestos Litigation

The defense of toxic tort claims involving asbestos is a cornerstone of the firm’s products liability practice. Having tried, settled or otherwise adjudicated thousands of cases dealing with asbestos defense, Frantz Ward is on the leading edge of this area of practice and is routinely recognized for our expertise.

Since its inception, Frantz Ward has served as Local Ohio Counsel, National Trial Counsel and National Coordinating Counsel for various companies including manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, contractors, and property owners. The firm has defended actions involving asbestos in a wide range of industries, including automotive, heavy equipment, insurance, home and commercial construction and more. Many of these cases involve mesothelioma, and our attorneys have developed substantial working knowledge of epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, environmental medicine, occupational medicine, preventive medicine, pathology and engineering.

Our attorneys and paralegals continually refine their skills in expert retention, docket and case management strategies resulting in a uniquely organized mass tort department that allows us to streamline case handling and use of technology to manage the large and diverse docket, but also provide case-specific attention required at a level that most benefits our clients’ best interests.

We have significant experience defending asbestos maritime cases filed in the Northern District of Ohio and transferred to the Multi-District Litigation docket in Philadelphia, PA. Along with expert handling and trial preparation, we have coordinated large group settlements with plaintiff firms throughout the country. Our background and our firm's resources are uniquely well situated to assist our clients in this unique practice.

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