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Representing Companies In Asbestos And Other Toxic Tort Lawsuits

There have been many toxic tort cases in Rhode Island, most of which involve asbestos. By now, many of the major manufacturers of asbestos have already been sued for the damages caused by their products. The remaining cases often involve companies whose products contained trace amounts of asbestos, which may or may not be responsible for the plaintiff’s damages. At Strauss, Factor, Laing & Lyons, we represent companies involved in toxic tort lawsuits. Contact Strauss, Factor, Laing & Lyons, to discuss your case with an experienced toxic torts attorney who can assess the merits of any claims against you and advise you on next steps. 

Asbestos-Related Diseases

Asbestosis is the scarring of lung tissue that results from inhaling asbestos fibers. This condition may result in shortness of breath or more serious symptoms. People with asbestosis are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer. The condition may lead to a rare but virulent form of cancer called mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs and chest cavity.

Toxic Tort Defense

We understand the sad effects of asbestos exposure. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are serious illnesses. One problem is that asbestos was used in such a wide variety of products such as brake linings, valves, generators, clutch linings, caulk, roof shingles and tile. Many of these plaintiffs have already sued as many as 130 different companies to determine which is responsible for their condition. If a plaintiff contracts asbestosis, can he or she trace it back to your product? Even if that is possible, was the use significant enough to cause the damage? We raise these questions in the course of a toxic tort defense.

Understand Your Rights And Options

Determining the direct cause of asbestosis and mesothelioma is a complex matter. Just because an employee or worker has symptoms similar to these diseases or an illness not conclusive cause and effect evidence. If your business is vulnerable to claims of causing illness, or you have been charged with causing illness, your best defense is to speak with an experienced legal professional. Contact a Rhode Island toxic torts lawyer at Strauss, Factor, Laing & Lyons for an initial consultation. For immediate assistance call 401-400-4416 or send us an email with a brief description of your issue.