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In a second significant and favorable ruling for Flint, Michigan plaintiffs for the year, on April 18, 2019 the Honorable Linda V. Parker...
Cohen Milstein’s Complex Tort Litigation practice is a nationally recognized, premier trial practice, representing individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries and environmental harm due to unsafe products, toxic substances, medical negligence, or other forms of injury and abuse.
Our primary objectives are to ensure injured victims receive just restitution through the court system and to hold responsible parties accountable. Some of our cases have set legal precedent, while others have influenced government investigations, new legislation, or regulatory change – all to mitigate future wrongdoing and injury.
We pursue complex torts often involving national interests and crises related to industry or government negligence. Many of our cases are closely watched by the media and regulators alike.
We have the unique honor and distinction of being court appointed Lead Trial Counsel or Lead/Co-lead Counsel in several of the largest complex class and environmental toxic tort mass actions in recent U.S. history, including:
Our individual cases frequently involve issues of national significance and allow us to effect change not only through the courts, but through advocacy efforts before state and federal legislatures, and regulators, as demonstrated below:
Results of our lawsuits have had far-reaching consequences:
We are nationally recognized trial lawyers, class and mass action leaders in complex tort litigation. Our lawyers are also highly regarded for their subject-matter expertise. For instance:
Our team also includes former civil defense attorneys and criminal prosecutors and defense attorneys, as well as former judicial clerks, adding to the legal and strategic perspective we bring to our client representations in court and in settlement negotiations. Our team is complemented by subject matter experts and professionals, such as accident reconstructionists, engineers, physicians, and economists. We represent clients in state and federal courts across the country. We also co-counsel with local attorneys, nationwide.
We respect the courage and strength of our clients to come forward and pursue litigation. We pursue our clients’ claims aggressively, if need be, all the way to a jury trial and through the appeal. Through all steps of the litigation process, we work with our clients and keep their interests and goals central to our focus and strategy.
Complex tort claims often require intensive investigation to determine the way in which a product, substance, professional or other individual caused harm, injury, or death. Such investigation is particularly important to uncover negligent, fraudulent, or deceptive conduct taken to conceal harmful products, substances, or other abuses. During these investigations, we work closely with subject matter experts, and/or medical professionals who are focused on accident, crime scene, and forensic analysis, to present the most compelling case to the court.
Through our diligence, we have been able to uncover patterns of corporate and institutional negligence, fraud, and abuse. Through the court system, we have helped clients receive just compensation and have stopped defendants from continuing to put harmful products on the marketplace or continuing to engage in abusive, unethical behavior at the expense of the public.