Mass Tort / Toxic Tort
Team ContactS:
Gerhard Dietrich

Ward Greenberg successfully defends numerous clients in complex, multi-plaintiff mass tort cases involving product liability, environmental exposure, and commercial claims, in numerous federal and state jurisdictions. We have extensive experience defending clients in complex toxic tort, environmental, and “cancer cluster” cases seeking damages for personal injury or medical monitoring due to alleged exposure to toxic substances. Our attorneys are mindful of each client’s unique circumstances and objectives, and we work closely with them to develop and pursue the most suitable strategy – whether litigation, pre-trial motion practice, or settlement.

We immerse ourselves in the relevant scientific, medical, epidemiological, and legal issues. Our experience over the years has allowed us to develop relationships with a variety of experts – in medicine, oncology, genetics, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, and toxicology – who we have used to build successful liability, product identification, and causation defenses.

We understand that mass tort cases can be a burden on clients' time and resources, and we proactively seek out ways to streamline cases through phased-discovery orders that address product identification and medical causation at the earliest possible stage. This includes the use of Daubert/Frye challenges to successfully attack the reliability and admissibility of expert testimony on issues of exposure and general and specific causation. Our attorneys also understand the importance of working with co-defendants to shape collective defenses under joint defense agreements.

Representative Experience