The defense lawyers of Roerig, Oliveira & Fisher, LLP have considerable experience representing insurers who have had toxic tort claims filed against them.
In our 30 years of practicing insurance defense, we have litigated several cases where an insurer has been faced with the probability of large payouts for a policyholder’s claim. Toxic tort is a legal claim where a person or persons have been physically affected (i.e. become ill) due to exposure to any of the following:
- Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)
- Silicon dioxide (silica)
Although we understand that exposure to any of these may cause considerable health issues, it is important that the evidence brought against our client has been thoroughly evaluated to find any faults. We ensure that such claims have not been filed prematurely or that other outside factors may have contributed to the claimant’s illness, thereby not implicating our client’s policyholder. Such illnesses resulting from exposure to the previously mentioned can include, but are not limited to:
- Lung disease
- Hodgkins disease
Our defense strategies coupled with our experience in toxic tort claims will provide our client the assurance that they are being represented by the best possible legal team. Whether you are an insurer who has been dealt a mass tort, a class-action suit or serial lawsuits, know that you have a legal team available that will hold your best interests above all else. We will ensure that you will not be forced to provide compensation or monetary damages based on trivial or questionable evidence and accusations. We will provide our own evidence and expert testimony to speak on your behalf to show the jury that your client was not at fault in the claim.