Toxic Exposure Personal Injury Claims: Bringing or Defending Claims, Leveraging Evidence, Calculating Damages

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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This CLE course will provide practical guidance to personal injury attorneys for pursing or defending toxic exposure claims. Our panel will discuss theories of liability, causation, defenses, jurisdiction and damages. The panel will outline best practices for plaintiff and defense counsel.


Toxic exposure personal injury claims have exploded in recent years with claims filed for illnesses related to exposure to substances including asbestos, talc, lead and more. These claims frequently settle for or receive multi-million dollar verdicts due to the severity of the exposure-related illnesses.

To successfully bring or defend against a toxic exposure tort claim, counsel must be able to establish or attack the various theories of liability such as negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty or fraud. Counsel must consider the challenges involved in pursuing causation and potential affirmative defenses. Moreover, these cases often present unique statute of limitations issues.

Litigation over toxic exposure is continuously evolving with advances in manufacturing, science and technology. Scientific evidence and expert witnesses have been and continue to be challenged by defense counsel, who have won significant recent victories on summary judgment and in reversing million dollar verdicts.

Listen as our authoritative panel of practitioners discusses issues and recommendations in toxic exposure personal injury claims. The panel will address the problematic issue of proof and the challenges that damages pose in these claims.



  1. Theories of liability for toxic tort exposure claims
  2. Attacking or establishing common defenses
  3. Toxic exposure tort trends
  4. Damages


The panel will review these and other crucial issues:

  • What are the advantages and challenges of the many potential causes of action in toxic exposure tort claims?
  • What are the recurring issues and recent developments related to proving causation?
  • What are recent trends in toxic exposure tort litigation?
  • What are best practices for proving damages?


Belluck, Joseph
Joseph W. Belluck

Belluck & Fox

Mr. Belluck has a national reputation for excellence in asbestos, mesothelioma, truck accident and serious personal...  |  Read More

Sabnis, Rohit
Rohit A. Sabnis

Burnham Brown

Mr. Sabnis focuses his legal practice on civil litigation. He has extensive experience in environmental and toxic torts...  |  Read More

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