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Toxic Torts

Haws-KM attorneys have earned a reputation for excellence in representing clients as local, regional, and national coordinating counsel in a broad spectrum of toxic tort claims. We have decades of experience in guiding clients through high stakes matters involving exposure to asbestos, silica, talc, and other industrial, retail, manufacturing, and consumer products. Our teams are made up of groups of experienced litigators who have mastered specific skills meant to help meet clients’ individual goals - whether that involves litigating and taking matters to trial or developing creative solutions to resolve matters.

Our lawyers have a distinct, national reputation for developing relationships with a variety of expert disciplines to assist a client in defending a case. In addition, we are known for our work in the critical area of corporate representative and other witness development.  Haws-KM’s litigation philosophy is founded on the importance of early and ongoing case evaluations. In the process, we develop a clear sense of what works to meet a client’s desired outcome. Our team becomes fully immersed in the on-site investigations, emphasizing evidence collection and discovery related to medical disputes and damages. We focus on the science, so we can manage the trial’s intricacies and complexities to help clients understand the information. We work collaboratively to assist with witness development and corporate witnesses by guiding clients through the process and keeping them informed.

The team’s experience encompasses a broad spectrum of asbestos, talc, and silica exposure claims against manufacturer, retailer, premises, and contractor clients, including claims involving:

  • Automotive
  • Boilers
  • Building products
  • Compressors, steam traps, grinding wheels, and a variety of other industrial equipment
  • Consumer products
  • Electrical
  • Furnaces
  • Gaskets
  • Heavy equipment
  • Insulation
  • Ovens
  • Pumps
  • Refractory
  • Valves

Our attorneys are well-versed in this constantly evolving area of law and have served as counsel to several courts in many of the key cases that have helped shape the toxic tort litigation landscape. Our deep knowledge of this field – including science, strategy, and impact — gives us an advantage when defending clients.  The toxic tort group is also experienced in defending matters involving benzene exposures; dietary supplements; food, and beverage; non-combustible tobacco products; and retail pharmaceutical claims.

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