3M Dust Mask Litigation
October 19, 2012 Case Study
When a Fortune 500 company faced civil lawsuits throughout the country over claims of silica exposure due to wearing respirators and dust masks, they hired the firm to defend their products. The firm and the client developed a strategy to fight back. Plaintiff lawyers worked together to try and force multiple trials in some of the worst jurisdictions in Texas for a defendant. The firm tried each of those cases one by one to defense verdict after verdict. Every case and every claim was treated like it was the next trial case to ensure that no matter when or where the next case was tried, the firm was ready. With each trial victory, the price to conclude some cases through settlement dropped. This helped the client reduce their overall exposure to these claims and ensured silica claims did not become the next asbestos. In addition, by taking these cases to trial and winning time and again, the firm ensured the client’s reputation for standing up for their products.