A Guide to Toxic Torts
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Unparalleled coverage of the trial of toxic torts cases with complete guidance on obtaining compensation for individuals injured by toxic substances and defending such actions. The liability of the government, manufacturers, vendors, and employers for personal injuries or wrongful death resulting from the improper testing, manufacture, sale, distribution or unsafe use of undertested drugs, toxic substances, and hazardous waste.
Part I covers major aspects of a toxic tort case: role of plaintiffs' and defendants' expert witnesses, insurance coverage, impeaching scientific studies, proof of causation, central nervous system damage, and closing arguments.
Part II offers guidance in the handling of cases relating to specific toxins, such as asbestos, lead, mold, benzene, and pesticides.
Includes sample forms, practical advice, table of cases, appendix of statutes, and illustrative awards.
First published in 1987.
5 looseleaf volumes; updated with revisions twice a year.
Also available on our Environmental Law Library CD-ROM.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Toxic Tort Litigation--An Overview
Chapter 2 Case Evaluation and Intake
Chapter 3 Theories of Liability
Chapter 4 Recovering Damages in Toxic Tort Actions
Chapter 5 Insurance Coverage in a Toxic Tort Case
Chapter 6 Expert Witnesses
Chapter 7 Discovery Techniques
Chapter 8 Impeaching Scientific Studies
Chapter 9 Defenses and Offset
Chapter 10 Proof of Causation
Chapter 11 Reserved
Chapter 12 Closing Arguments
Chapter 13 Effective Case Management
Chapters 14 through 16 Reserved
Chapter 17 Hazardous Waste Legislation
Chapter 18 Reserved
Chapter 19 Reserved
Chapter 20 How to Handle a Mold Case
Chapter 21 How to Handle an Asbestos Case
Chapter 22 How to Handle a Chlordane/Heptachlor
Case Chapter 23 How To Handle a Pesticide Case
Chapter 24 How to Handle a DES Case
Chapter 25 How to Handle a Formaldehyde Case
Chapter 26 How to Handle a Drain Cleaner Case
Chapter 27 How to Handle a Leaking Underground Storage Tank Case
Chapter 28 How to Handle a CCA Lumber Case
Chapter 29 How to Handle a DPT Immunization Case
Chapter 30 How to Handle a Lead Poisoning Case
Chapter 31 How to Handle A Toxic Cloud Case
Chapter 32 How to Handle a Dioxin Case
Chapter 33 How to Handle a PCB Case
Chapter 34 How to Handle a Benzene Case
Chapter 35 How to Handle an Indoor Air Pollution Case
Chapter 36 How to Handle an Ionizing Radiation Case
Appendix A Information Sources in Toxic Torts Cases
Appendix B Pertinent Federal Statutes and Regulations
Appendix C Pertinent State Statutes and Regulations
Appendix D Illustrative Awards and Settlements