“Recognized for its strengths in product liability and environmental litigation…A go-to practice for class action defense work.”
— Chambers USA
Blank Rome defends toxic tort claims nationwide for the oil, petrochemical, aerospace, manufacturing, and agricultural chemical industries.
The common element of these claims is that plaintiffs allege injurious exposure to chemicals. The disease endpoints include cancer, birth defects, and major organ disease (such as lung, brain and central nervous system, kidney, and liver). Such exposure may arise from a workplace, environmental contamination, or a consumer product (e.g., leukemia claims from exposure to gasoline). Our own understanding of the science, medicine, and regulations on which these cases turn permits us to communicate effectively with clients in the language of their business and industry.
We also advise clients on preventative measures, including potential criminal and administrative liabilities, the avoidance of civil litigation, the adequacy of product warnings, presentations of documentation for regulatory consideration, and comments on agency policies and rules.
- Antitrust Counseling & Litigation
- Appellate Litigation
- Business Litigation
- Class Action Defense
- Privacy Class Action Defense
- Delaware Corporate Litigation
- Mass Torts & Complex Disputes
- Product Liability
- Drugs & Medical Devices
- Professional Malpractice Defense
- Securities & Shareholder Litigation
- White Collar Defense & Investigations