Toxic Tort

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PRACTICES

Originally conceived as a boutique litigation practice, the Firm quickly recognized the need to add additional lawyers to staff complex cases. From the core of five lawyers, the Firm has grown sufficiently to provide quality representation in the following areas of practice.

Toxic tort litigation abounds and particularly in West Virginia. Plaintiffs’ lawyers in West Virginia classify any substance which has the potential to create harm as toxic. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has adopted an extraordinarily broad definition of ‘toxic’ when it included an FDA approved drug as a toxic substance subject to its medical monitoring cause of action.

The FWL toxic tort team has experience in individual cases as well as mass litigation cases. Because causation is normally the focus when defending toxic tort cases, FWL works closely with the manufacturer to study and understand the substance, its constituent parts, its markers and effects on humans when exposure occurs.

FWL recognizes that product integrity and future viability is always an issue in a toxic tort case. As a consequence, it is proactive in expediting the disposition of the litigation so that any doubt about the product’s safety and efficacy can be resolved very quickly.

FWL accepts toxic tort representations throughout the state of West Virginia and in proximate regions of Kentucky and Ohio as requested.

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