Toxic Exposure / Environmental Pollution
Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman has developed a unique specialty in litigating complex, large-scale toxic exposure and environmental tort cases on a local and national level.
The firm has represented plaintiffs in major environmental cases, including the Three Mile Island Litigation, the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill litigation, In re Times Beach Missouri Dioxin Litigation, Rocky Mountain Arsenal Litigation, In re Hanford Nuclear Facility Litigation and In Re Asbestos School litigation (certified as a nationwide class action on behalf of all school districts).
More locally, the firm has litigated in the state of Pennsylvania on behalf of communities injured by toxic lead exposure from a paint manufacturing facility and a lead battery reclamation dump site. The firm has litigated on behalf of a community that suffered injuries as a result of a failure to properly filter and chlorinate public water that was contaminated by animal waste producing the medical condition known as giardiasis. In addition, the firm represented plaintiffs in a case involving improper disposal of a toxic catalyst used in oil refining.
In Long Island, the firm litigated on behalf of a community that suffered property damage to the value of their homes because of a breach of an oil storage facility resulting in underground seepage of oil, while in West Virginia, it litigated on behalf of a community injured by an oil refining company that allowed excess pollution into the air.
These cases required the assembly of extensive teams of experts in the environmental field which the firm accomplished.