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Toxic Tort Defense


Toxic torts are claims of harm stemming from alleged industrial (workplace) or environmental exposure to toxic substances. These complex matters often involve numerous plaintiffs and defendants, with allegations of harm to individuals as well as the environment. Toxic tort litigation can include:

  • Claims of personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage under theories of negligence, premises liability, strict products liability, and/or fraud.
  • Claims of diseases and medical conditions such as:
    • Asbestosis and mesothelioma
    • Asthma
    • Lung cancer
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and other blood cancers
    • Infertility
    • Disorders of the immune and neurological systems
  • Investigation of toxins and/or carcinogens such as:
    • Asbestos
    • Hexavalent chromium (Chromium 6)
    • Benzene
    • Tetrachloroethylene (PCE or "Perc")
    • Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
    • Toxic mold
  • Related environmental claims under various laws, including CERCLA, RCRA, CAA, CWA, and NEPA/CEQA.
  • Demands for injunctive relief and medical monitoring, and monetary damages for medical expenses, property damages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

The Gallagher Law Group represents businesses, municipalities, and agencies in toxic tort and Prop 65 litigation. We handle a range of cases including those that are small and involve only a few parties to those that are large and complex involving hundreds of parties or more. Our attorneys remain up to date on the latest technologies and make use of our extensive network of medical professionals to analyze cases and serve as expert witnesses to prove the case at trial.

In delivering positive legal results, our attorneys draw on decades of combined legal experience, litigating complex issues in state and federal court. With expertise and professionalism, our attorneys have acquired the skills and ability to handle every aspect of even the most complex and sophisticated toxic tort claims.



“Tom [Bloomfield] has successfully represented us in several complex, cutting edge environmental, administrative law and litigation matters.  His strategic and legal analysis is stellar.  He consistently secures desired outcomes through incisive analysis of difficult technical issues, effective communication, integrity, and extraordinary dedication.”


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