Toxic injury law, technically termed “toxic tort” law, has its roots in individual state common laws. The most familiar examples of toxic tort cases are the cases made famous by the movies Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action.
Consumer protection litigation involves legal actions taken on behalf of consumers to address unfair or deceptive business practices, seek compensation for harm caused, and ensure compliance with consumer protection laws. Through this litigation, consumers can hold companies accountable and seek remedies for issues such as false advertising, product defects, fraud, or unfair contract terms.
Drug manufacturers make billions of dollars of profit each year despite the fact that prescription drugs are responsible for thousands of injuries each year.
Environmental law has its roots in federal, state, and local statutes. The most familiar of these are the federal Clean Water and Clean Air acts. In addition to these, there are the federal superfund and hazardous waste laws, and parallel state regulations.
Pesticides have been linked to a number of human health impacts. These include multiple forms of cancer (lymphomas and leukemias), neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, and birth defects.
Industrial disaster litigation involves legal proceedings aimed at seeking justice and compensation for individuals or communities affected by catastrophic events such as chemical spills, explosions, or environmental accidents caused by industrial activities. These lawsuits typically focus on holding responsible parties accountable for negligence, inadequate safety measures, and the resulting harm inflicted on people, property, and the environment.