Toxic Torts (Asbestos, Benzene & Silica)

Since the infancy of asbestos litigation in Pennsylvania, Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC has been defending the interests of manufacturers and suppliers alike against the onslaught of lawsuits. Our lawyers tried one of the first asbestos cases to ever go to trial in Allegheny County, as we are now recognized as one of the major players in this arena. Our firm has successfully coordinated the defense of a major manufacturer in thousands of cases on a national level as well as guarded the interests of a local supply company in hundreds of cases in the Pennsylvania and West Virginia region. Our lawyers have defended asbestos clients in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, have supervised litigation in Texas and have protected the rights of defendants in multi-district litigation in federal court. Our lawyers have defended some of the most notable and recognized asbestos defendants in the world.

Asbestos litigation is not the only area in which the firm has excelled. Silica cases, benzene claims, formaldehyde lawsuits and PCP exposure allegations have all been successfully defended by Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC. Our lawyers and our talented lawclerk and paralegal staff are well-versed in what it takes to handle cases filed by the thousands, or tens of thousands, as the toxic tort field often presents. We recognize the need to control costs of litigation in situations where a multitude of suits are pending, and we have been able to organize, coordinate and pool the firm’s many resources to fully and fairly address the cost-efficiency concerns of the client and its insurer.

Whether the smallest link in the chain of distribution or the biggest producer of materials involved in toxic tort litigation, the client and its insurer have been able to depend on Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC to see it through the turbulent, and at times to them seemingly overwhelming, assault of claims in this unique and challenging field.

Please speak with Dale K. Forsythe to discuss further the firm’s experience and how Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC can help you with your defense of toxic tort cases.