Toxic & Environmental Injury

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Toxic & Environmental Injury

Kreindler & Kreindler get compensation for those injured by toxic materials.

Medical complications from mold, lead, asbestos, hazardous chemicals, pollution, and toxic waste are well known. When companies put the public at risk, legal action can be taken.

Kreindler attorneys have successfully litigated complex environmental injury claims, with justice for victims and consequences for offending companies.

The expertise and reputation to challenge major global companies.

Kreindler works with attorneys throughout the U.S. on behalf of their clients litigating the most challenging toxic exposure claims.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, Lower Manhattan

Noah Kushlefsky | Partner
Managing Partner Noah Kushlefsky leads the largest legal team in the United States dedicated to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

The 2001 collapse of the World Trade Towers produced a noxious fog of burning plastic, asbestos, fiberglass, and jet fuel. This foul, carcinogenic mixture was inhaled not just by 9/11 responders, but by up to half a million people who lived in, worked in, attended school in, or visited lower Manhattan in the 9 months following 9/11. 

Kreindler Managing Partner Noah Kushlefsky and a team of 20 legal professionals are dedicated to working in this area - helping access financial compensation for cancer and respiratory illness victims who were in the Lower Manhattan exposure zone. To date, Noah and the team have collected over $3 billion for thousands of 9/11 first responders, residents, workers, volunteers, students, and visitors. 


Learn more about the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

If you have a diagnosis of cancer and suspect that something in a building or the environment contributed to it, you should speak with an attorney now.

The BP Oil Spill: An Enormous Tragedy, With Compensation to Match   

To date, it was the worst environmental disaster in American history. The oil and gas behemoth BP was responsible for a series of malfunctions aboard its Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in 2010 that resulted in leaking almost 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. 

And then as part of BP’s cleanup response, they used the largest application of the dispersant chemical Corexit in an off-label manner, creating an even more toxic environment than what was there following the oil spill. In the end, the total impact of the spill and BP’s response was horrendous to the environment, wildlife, people, and property values all along the Gulf coast.

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Kreindler has the experience and resources to litigate toxic and environmental injury cases. Our attorneys guide the litigation and get the highest settlements possible for our clients. Our results speak for themselves.
~ Anthony Tarricone | Partner and Attorney

Working with other renowned law firms, Kreindler sued BP on behalf of many of the disaster’s victims, with partner Anthony Tarricone as coordinator of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee. The complex litigation included people who were sickened and businesses that lost significant revenue. The effort paid off as the largest environmental damage settlement in U.S. history: $20.8 billion.

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Kreindler Attorneys Are Here for You

Kreindler attorneys have handled highly complicated environmental injury claims nationwide against BP and are not intimidated by large, powerful defense firms. Our team focuses on legal, environmental, and medical issues. They know how to trace current or emerging medical issues such as lung cancer or leukemia to the current or previous use, leakage, or dumping of dangerous substances.

New York Law of Torts

Kreindler's New York Law of Torts Treatise

Kreindler has literally written the book on New York tort law. Our partners wrote and edit this well-regarded industry treatise in which veteran litigators from Kreindler analyze torts involving individuals, companies, joint tortfeasors, family members, and government.

Look inside the book here

Kreindler in the Media

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Partner Noah Kushlefsky Offers Insights on Carbon Monoxide Deaths
Attorney Anthony Tarrione on BP’s Response to Oil Spill Compensation

Negligent Actions Can Have Long-Term Effects

The use of hazardous chemicals or the dumping of certain waste products can have a wide range of negative effects on people in that area. That impact may initially go undetected but may emerge years later as various types of cancer or other life-threatening medical conditions. 

Whether you were working or spent time in a hazardous environment or lived near a hazardous dumping site, you are entitled to legal protection if your health has been put at risk from the toxic exposure. We can work with your doctor to understand the type of injuries you have experienced from the toxic exposure.

Kreindler settled a refinery chemical spill case on behalf of area residents

We consult environmental experts and medical specialists who are invaluable in helping us show a direct link between toxic exposure and serious medical conditions, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, and leukemia that often appear gradually over time.

Kreindler incorporates evidence from similar claims to show a trend of medical-related complications stemming from the toxic exposure. We may be able to pursue a class-action lawsuit if everyone involved has been affected by the same type of toxic exposure in the same way. Our top priority is to help you secure a full financial recovery for any related medical expenses well into the future. You are also entitled to compensation for any lost wages and pain and suffering.

When we can show that multiple similar claims are related, we may pursue a class-action lawsuit against a single entity that appears to be at fault.

What can a toxic injury victim be compensated for?

  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Property value loss
  • Business viability/income

Referring Counsel: Let’s Discuss Your Client’s Case 

Kreindler regularly partners with attorneys who already have a relationship with the victim or their family. If there is an award we share our fee while allowing referring attorneys to be as involved as is appropriate. 

Lawyers unfamiliar with the complex challenges of toxic and environmental injury law may miss key issues, and therefore opportunities to secure and maximize compensation. We have the resources to dig deep and challenge even large international companies in court. 

Kreindler Attorneys Here to Answer Your Questions

Having helped so many others, we really do understand the impact a toxic and environmental injury can have on your family and your life. Sadly, what has been done cannot be undone. However, we are here to help you achieve a sense of closure, justice, and financial security to help you move on following a tragedy. 

Call today 800.331.2782 or fill out our contact form.