Toxic Tort Law

Toxic Tort Law

More than $4 Billion Won for Injury Victims Nationwide

From environmental contamination to defective and dangerous products, there are many ways that large companies may expose the public to toxic chemicals. By holding polluters and manufacturers accountable for the damage that they cause, toxic tort lawyers play an important role in making our homes and businesses safer – and ensuring that the industry follows stricter safety standards in the future.

At Baum Hedlund, our toxic tort lawyers have been fighting for victims, promoting public safety, and holding Fortune 500 companies accountable for almost 50 years. In the process, we’ve won over $4 billion for injury victims over all areas of practice, including $2.424 billion won in the first three major trials against agrochemical giant Monsanto for Roundup cancer cases. We believe that it is not only our role but our duty to help victims seek restitution after toxic chemical exposure, and we are ready to aggressively fight for your rights.

Contact our Los Angeles firm at (855) 948-5098 to get started with a free consultation. We also offer same-day appointments and Spanish-speaking services.

  • Pilliod et al. v, Monsanto Co. $2 Billion
  • Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Co. $289.2 Million
  • Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. $80 Million

What Does a Toxic Tort Lawyer Do?

“Tort” or civil cases are fundamentally different from criminal cases, in that an individual or group of individuals may decide to bring a claim of negligence or wrongdoing against another party after suffering harm or financial loss. While the other party’s actions don’t have to be illegal to count as negligence, the victim (also known as the plaintiff) must still show that these actions were careless and directly contributed to their losses. Thus in a toxic tort case, an injury victim must demonstrate that another party caused them to develop serious injuries or illnesses due to toxic substance exposure.

Some common toxic tort claims include damage from:

A toxic tort lawyer, then, must be an experienced and qualified civil trial attorney who can represent one or many plaintiffs in a dispute over toxic substance exposure. To be successful in this complex area of litigation, your attorney must have a strong grasp of the scientific principles behind each specific toxic exposure claim. They must also have significant financial and legal resources, as well as a robust network of scientific experts who can provide insight, strategy, and testimony in court.

“The Baum, Hedlund firm has some of the top legal minds in the country; they are driven, determined, trustworthy, ethical and passionate.”

- From Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
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    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized the law firms of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, the Miller Firm and Audet & Partners with the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award (in the Mass Torts category) for their work in the groundbreaking case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company.

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Baum Hedlund: Representing Consumers in Toxic Tort Claims

With decades of experience representing consumers in a wide variety of claims – particularly for SSRI antidepressant birth defects and other pharmaceutical drug injuries – Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman is the firm you want for your toxic tort case. In particular, we have focused our attention on toxic tort claims centered on Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In fact, our firm is the only one in America that has served on all three of the initial cases against Monsanto, helping to secure some of the largest verdicts in toxic tort law history.

If you think that you have a toxic tort claim in California or anywhere else in the nation, we want to hear from you. Call our team at (855) 948-5098 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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  • Top Legal Minds in the Country

    “The Baum, Hedlund firm has some of the top legal minds in the country; they are driven, determined, trustworthy, ethical and passionate.”

    - From Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
  • I Can’t Imagine a Better Law Firm

    “Multiple lawyers recommended Baum Hedlund to me and I have been consistently impressed with the quality of their work.”

    - Best Law Firms Survey
  • Diligent & Professional Representation

    “Thanks to your efforts I was able to recover from a tragic experience and turn my life around for the best.”

    - W.T.
  • Our Best Interest Was Always Number One on Your List

    “A special thank you to your Spanish-speaking staff for the extra effort put into this case. The language barrier was never a problem, and we are so very thankful to them. Your name holds much respect in our family.”

    - G.C. & C.C
  • We Have Never Met a More Wonderful Group of People

    “It is obvious that the people at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei, & Goldman believe in what they do. And that you all really care about your clients.”

    - The B. Family

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