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Toxic Tort Defense

Southwest Louisiana is home to refineries and petrochemical industries, which serve as the economic backbone of our regional, state and national economies. While these industries have developed highly effective safety and environmental practices and strive to be environmentally responsible citizens, they find themselves subject to lawsuits — a byproduct of our increasingly litigious society.

Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry, based in Lake Charles, has substantial experience defending against these toxic tort cases. Our firm has the expertise and resources to provide a knowledgeable and aggressive defense for businesses in a wide range of complex toxic tort and environmental law cases.

Our “first chair” trial experience in toxic tort litigation dates back more than 40 years. This experience enables us to understand the most effective strategies in the particular jurisdiction and help our clients avoid various pitfalls that other defendants have often experienced.

Our lawyers have represented many of the large local refining and chemical plants in personal injury and property damage litigation. We have successfully represented numerous defendants in connection with claims alleging exposure to:

  • Benzene
  • Toluene diisocyanate
  • Phosgene
  • Asbestos
  • Other alleged toxins

We have defended clients in matters ranging from minor outages to matters involving hundreds of lawsuits stemming from refinery explosions and fires, oil spills, and numerous air releases where long-term exposure is a critical issue.

We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment. To meet with an attorney who can answer your questions, or use our contact form to provide more information and schedule an appointment.