To all our current and potential clients, we hope you and yours are in good health. Given the current state of our economy and the fight against the COVID-19 virus, many are under significant amounts of stress. Cotton Bledsoe is committed to do its best to help minimize that stress. The Firm is taking significant measures to protect the health of its personnel and many are now working remotely – this includes our attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries. Our remote capabilities give us access to our systems and we are able to do everything for you that we could prior to this new (temporary) reality. Where appropriate, we have the ability to conduct most meetings virtually.

We will get through this time together. Thank you for your continued trust and please do not hesitate to contact any of our firm’s attorneys directly or through this website. We appreciate all of you and wish you the best as we navigate these unprecedented challenges together.

Toxic Torts Defense

Defense of Toxic Tort Claims in Texas

A special area of focus for Cotton Bledsoe’s personal injury defense practice is the defense of so-called toxic torts lawsuits. We have successfully defended thousands of toxic torts lawsuits throughout Texas, Mississippi, California, Florida and the rest of the country — representing owners and operators of refineries and pipelines, manufacturers, retailers, and employers involved in asbestosis and silicosis litigation, hydrogen sulfide, Benzene, refinery emissions, and the insurance companies that cover such parties.

Successful defense of toxic torts lawsuits requires the proven ability to manage a case that may involve hundreds or thousands of claimants, complex and conflicting medical testimony, historical timelines reaching decades into the past — not to mention potential financial exposure in excess of a billion dollars.

Cotton Bledsoe’s toxic torts defense attorneys are proud to offer that high level of experience to corporations in Houston, Dallas, El Paso — or anywhere in the nation — in search of a law firm to manage the defense of one of more toxic torts lawsuits.

Furthermore, Mr. Williams was one of the defense attorneys in the infamous series of toxic torts lawsuits known as MDL 1553 — a multi-district federal lawsuit involving more than 15,000 individual claims of silicosis, pneumoconiosis and asbestosis in which the defense was ultimately successful.

Corporations seeking preliminary advice regarding possible future toxic tort claims, as well as companies already in the midst of toxic tort litigation, are invited to contact our office for a consultation with one of our experienced toxic torts defense lawyers.