Environmental Contamination

Toxic chemicals may cause damage to property or severe personal injury. Our lawyers have successfully handled environmental contamination cases including those resulting from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM), hazardous waste, benzene and other harmful chemicals.

Burdine Wynne’s toxic tort lawyers represented a prominent land-owner as plaintiff against over fifty defendants, including essentially all of the major oil companies in the United States, for allegedly contaminating over 70 acres of land adjacent to the Harvey Canal with NORM. Damages were claimed in excess of one hundred million dollars. After seven years of litigation, punctuated by delays from Hurricane Katrina, significant confidential settlements were eventually reached with all defendants. Among other consideration, provisions were made for full remediation of the affected property. Opposing counsel included almost all of the recognizable law firms in New Orleans.

If your property or water has been contaminated by harmful chemicals or hazardous waste, you may be entitled to a substantial recovery from companies that do not properly contain toxic chemicals they produce or use. Likewise, toxic chemicals may cause severe personal injuries that support a legal remedy.

Burdine Wynne’s environmental contamination and toxic tort lawyers have successfully handled complex, large-scale chemical cases against some of the largest companies in the world. Contact us for a free consultation regarding property damage or personal injuries caused by toxic chemicals or hazardous waste.



$39.6 Million unanimous jury verdict on behalf of Kuwaiti subcontractor in Assoc. Const. Co.WLL v. KBR, Inc. in a complex contract dispute

$32.5 Million mediated settlement in 3CI, Inc. v. Stericycle, Inc., a minority shareholder class action lawsuit

$8.2 Million unanimous jury verdict on behalf of oil and gas firm against the Railroad Commission of Texas and plugging contractor Superior Energy Services for the wrongful plugging and abandonment of an orphaned offshore gas well

$5 Million arbitration award in Buffalo/Alabama Apartments Ltd. v. Steadfast Ins. Co. professional negligence by engineers

Successful Confidential Recovery Rathborne Properties, LLC, et al v. ExxonMobil Corporation, et al, NORM contamination suit – damages claimed in excess of $100 Million

Hundreds of Millions of dollars collected in confidential settlements and verdicts against some of the largest companies and most prestigious law firms in the country. The Firm has also defended clients against claims for hundreds of millions of dollars in the aggregate.

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