Toxic Torts

The attorneys of Blackwell Burke have extensive experience in the defense of cases involving alleged workplace exposure to asbestos, benzene and silica products purportedly manufactured, distributed, and/or sold by our clients. Our clients include major manufacturing and industrial companies, including both manufacturers of alleged asbestos containing products as well as one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of respiratory protection equipment. Historically and presently, our attorneys have served as national trial counsel for manufacturers in numerous asbestos and silica cases.

Our role as national trial counsel encompasses the entire nation, including some of the worst defendant jurisdictions: Madison County, Illinois; Alameda County, California; the City of St. Louis, Missouri; and Independence, Missouri, among others. We routinely confront plaintiffs in myriad formats, including single and multiple plaintiff actions on liability and damages issues and mass plaintiff consolidations (“jumbo filings”), in which issues of liability and damages are bifurcated. Our streamlined approach to defending these cases, has resulted in our repeated retention by corporate clients for important cases.