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Toxic Tort

Toxic Tort

Kurowski Shultz Attorneys At Law

Toxic tort litigation is one of the most complex areas of civil litigation.  With nearly 30 years of experience litigating toxic tort cases, the attorneys at Kurowski Shultz have the knowledge and skill to deliver the best results.  Our firm has served as national coordinating counsel and national trial counsel for its asbestos clients for over 20 years.  Our trial lawyers have first chair trial experience taking multiple cases to verdict in more than 20 United States jurisdictions involving asbestos and toxic tort matters.

We concentrate our toxic tort litigation within the following areas:



A mature tort most often involving the malignancies of mesothelioma and lung cancer. The firm is a leader in the defense of these cases in Madison County, Illinois and nationally. 


A long history of representation of equipment manufacturers and respirator manufacturers in claims involving this restrictive lung disease.


A petroleum based chemical substance associated with distinct cancers. The firm tried a case to a defense verdict in 2010 in Madison County.

Chemical Exposure

Substantial experience with an array of exposure claims to toxic substances. 


Asbestos and non-asbestos talc claims based upon alleged relation to peritoneal mesothelioma or ovarian cancer.


an organic compound often used in food production to enhance flavor. Substantial experience representing manufacturers in cases in Illinois and Missouri.