Environmental and Toxic Tort Litigation
One of the most challenging, yet rewarding, areas of litigation involves helping people who have been harmed by exposure to dangerous chemicals. Some corporations show little regard for the health and well being of people who suffer from the consequences of exposure to their dangerous chemicals. Korein Tillery has a long history in this area of the law, and we have developed a winning strategy that has proven to be extremely effective. That strategy includes becoming immersed in the science relating to the chemical pathology from exposure to illness as well as the retention of the leading scientific experts in the world. In 2012 we represented over one thousand community water systems that deliver water to millions of people across the United States. The manufacturers of certain pesticides paid over $100 million to help remove these chemicals from public water sources. The overwhelmingly successful result helped provide millions of people with safer drinking water, and forced the manufacturers to be held accountable. Lawyers from Korein Tillery were nominated for the Public Justice “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award for their work on that case. Other significant environmental cases we have litigated involve the lead contamination of an entire small town in Southern Illinois as well as a nationwide case involving contamination of ground water by the gasoline additive MTBE.
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