Toxic Torts

Practice Group

Includes defense of asbestos, silica, benzene and other chemical and/or environmental exposure claims.

In recent years, toxic tort claims have increased and include both sudden accidents such as train derailments and plant explosions and long term exposures, including the presence of chemicals in workplace and residential settings. The firm's attorneys draw on their experience and access to vast resources to understand, analyze and aggressively defend against toxic tort claims involving cutting edge legal and scientific concepts.

In Chavers v. General Motors, 349 Ark. 550, 79 S.W.3d 361 (2002), firm attorneys obtained summary judgment and successfully defended that judgement on appeal, resulting in the first Arkansas Supreme Court decision adopting and strenuously applying the "frequency, regularity and proximity" standard for toxic tort cases in Arkansas.