Asbestos Defense

Having tried, settled, or otherwise resolved nearly 2,000 cases dealing with asbestos defense since its inception, Campbell Conroy & O'Neil, P.C. is in the vanguard of this practice area and is routinely recognized for our expertise at both the state and national level.

The defense of toxic tort claims involving asbestos is a cornerstone of our products liability practice.

The firm has defended actions involving asbestos in a wide range of industries, including automotive, heavy equipment, insurance, construction and more. Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. has worked on behalf of virtually every automobile manufacturer defending claims involving asbestos. Other clients include Navistar Industries, AIG, USX, and Everlasting Valve Company. In asbestos defense cases, Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C. is proud to have served as lead trial counsel for General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and DaimlerChrysler AG for various “friction products” cases filed in New England. A majority of these cases involve mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases. Accordingly, our attorneys have developed substantial technical knowledge of toxicology, epidemiology, environmental medicine, occupational medicine, preventive medicine, industrial hygiene, pathology, and engineering to defend against these types of cases.

In addition to traditional “friction products” cases, we have significant experience defending asbestos marine cases and recently defended several clients in an admiralty asbestos action brought by 1000 plaintiffs against 93 defendants. In the course of our work, we have organized our asbestos department to streamline case handling, and utilized technology to be able to manage a large and diverse caseload. Through skilfull expert handling and painstaking trial preparation, we have coordinated large group settlements with plaintiff firms across New England and throughout the country. Our background and our firm’s resources are uniquely well situated to assist our clients in this unique practice.


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