Toxic Tort/Mass Tort

The defense of toxic tort claims is a cornerstone of the firm’s Litigation and Products Liability practice. Having tried, settled or otherwise adjudicated thousands of cases dealing with toxic tort defense, we are on the leading edge of this area of practice and are regularly recognized for our expertise and results.

Since its inception, Frantz Ward has served as National Trial Counsel, National Coordinating Counsel and Local Ohio Counsel for companies at all levels of the distribution chain, including manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, contractors, and property owners. The firm has defended actions involving alleged toxins in a wide range of settings, including industrial, commercial, consumer, automotive, heavy equipment, insurance, home, maritime industry, commercial construction and more.

Our group has developed substantial working knowledge of epidemiology, toxicology, industrial hygiene, environmental medicine, occupational medicine, pathology and the engineering sciences to develop effective defenses to claims involving asbestos, benzene, cosmetic talc, industrial talc and maritime asbestos exposures.

Our attorneys and paralegals continually refine their skills in expert retention, docket and case management strategies resulting in a mass tort department that allows us to streamline case handling and use of technology to manage a large and diverse docket, but also provide case-specific attention required at a level that most benefits our clients’ best interests.
Frantz Ward’s hallmark in this practice area has always been its efficiency and ability to tailor its resources to the toxic tort challenges the client is facing. This combination of efficiency, with our substantial expertise and bench strength, make us equally adept at handling one case in a mass toxic tort venue or hundreds of thousands of cases across the nation in this unique arena.
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