The Meagher + Geer’s Safety, Toxic Tort & Environmental Group is anchored by veteran attorneys with unique experience in these critical areas. This team provides their clients with legal and technical experience in a variety of disciplines.
Our primary objective is loss prevention – to avoid occurrences. However, we work with individual companies and industry associations on proposed rules and interpretation of agency policies. As necessary, we work to swiftly resolve enforcement proceedings. We have interacted with federal and state agencies in numerous jurisdictions, including agencies such as:
Meagher + Geer’s Toxic Tort attorneys have extensive defense experience with chemical, physical, infectious, biological (including food contamination), and radioactive hazards. The team assists clients with regulatory issues, labeling, packaging, and product recalls. The cases may be individual actions due to single exposure or mass exposures and nationwide class actions. The agents may range from anhydrous ammonia, hydrofluoric acid, solvents, particulates such as asbestos, silica, etc., to pesticides.
Food Contamination and Food Borne Illness Litigation
Meagher + Geer lawyers have experience defending food-borne illness cases involving E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. We have defended matters in the agriculture, contaminated foods, contaminated feed stock, food processing, and pesticide exposure areas. The team has the litigation experience and skill needed to maneuver through the legal system, and the scientific knowledge necessary to defend a food-borne illness outbreak.
Case Experience includes:
The Group’s national experience with traditional environmental matters includes solid waste disposal, hazardous waste disposal/processing, medical waste disposal, air and water pollution, and ground water contamination. We have also handled matters involving cross-contamination of licensed genetic material. Many times the contamination or pollution is the result of accidental fires, explosions, or chemical release. Our Rapid Response Team (Catastrophic Loss Group) is recognized as the premier group responding to hazardous material incidents throughout the Americas. Our team provides technical attorneys and vetted experts to control the incident and minimize potential liability. Utilizing the proper team results in the correct methodology and means applied to the incident. This assists to minimize compliance and enforcement issues with state and federal agencies.
Heather Neubauer is the chair of our Mass Tort/Toxic Tort practice group. Please contact her for further information.