Environmental Toxic Torts

The law office of Steve Irving, LLC presents injured landowners in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and nationwide who have been exposed to pesticides or other harmful chemicals, causing long-term property damage, serious personal injury, or wrongful death.

From the air you breathe to the water you drink, exposure to toxic chemicals can create a myriad of horrific consequences, from burn injuries and birth defects to chronic illnesses such as asthma and deadly diseases such as cancer, heart disease and lung disease. We handle cases involving contaminated groundwater or soil, chemical exposure, landfill contamination, and more. In addition to environmental exposure claims, our Save Ourselves, Inc. v. Louisiana Environmental Control Commission, a landmark case in the Louisiana Supreme Court interpreting the duties of the Louisiana Environmental Control Commission under the Louisiana Constitution and the Environmental Quality Act. This case resulted in a Supreme Court reversal of lower court trial and appellate decisions holding that the Commission had complied with the law in issuing permits to a corporation to build and run a hazardous waste disposal plant.

Our firm also represented the class action plaintiffs in McCastle v. Rollins, one of the earliest environmental justice cases in the United States. Residents of East Baton Rouge Parish complained of a nearby hazardous waste disposal facility that was disposing of a chemical sludge material through a process colloquially called land farming. This operation produced harmful chemical fumes which caused pain and discomfort and led to an increased risk of cancer and other diseases. Although the lower courts failed to certify the case as a class action, we took the issue to the Supreme Court, which agreed with our position and ordered the certification, allowing the case to proceed as a class action. This decision has been cited over 100 times in other court cases ruling on class action certification.

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At Steve Irving, LLC, we understand the importance of in-depth investigation to uncover the sources of contamination and exposure and establish the causal link between the exposure and the illness or injury. We conduct extensive research and analysis to prepare a case that will yield a favorable settlement or lead to a successful outcome at trial. If you have a claim involving  environmental or toxic tort litigation in Louisiana or anywhere in the U.S., contact Steve Irving, LLC.

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