Toxic Tort Lawyers Defending Auto Manufacturers against Asbestos Claims


Prior to revelations about the carcinogenic nature of asbestos, companies in the automotive industry frequently used asbestos in various aspects of the automobile and auto parts manufacturing process. As a result, companies at all phases and levels of the automotive industry in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky have faced and continue to face substantial litigation from individuals who worked in close proximity to asbestos and were later diagnosed with cancer or respiratory disease. The attorneys of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe have spent more than 30 years building a nationally recognized practice defending various industries against toxic tort claims involving asbestos and other materials. Our lawyers mold their ample experience in toxic tort litigation into a strategy that fits the goals and resources of each individual client.


While asbestos is more commonly known as a construction and insulation material, its properties also made it useful for various automotive applications. Asbestos was commonly used in brake pads, clutch plates and other friction surfaces, as well as in high-temperature engine gaskets. This caused automotive assembly line workers, auto parts manufacturing workers and mechanics to be exposed to asbestos dust emanating from various components. Many individuals who later develop mesothelioma, lung cancer or other cancers and respiratory diseases now file claims against auto manufacturers.

Like any other toxic tort litigation matter, defending auto companies from asbestos claims requires a strategy that considers both the individual circumstances of each claim and how each case affects the big picture for the company. For automotive manufacturers expecting to face a multitude of similar claims, settling a case too easily can create a dangerous precedent. On the other hand, fighting each claim tooth-and-nail can be just as financially damaging to a company as the liability itself.

For these reasons, the asbestos defense attorneys of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe use their ample experience in this area of the law to help each client develop a comprehensive asbestos defense strategy. We put our years of experience to work as we evaluate each claim and make determinations that promote the judicious use of your company’s resources while avoiding unnecessary or inflated liability.

Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe defends the auto industry from toxic tort liability

The attorneys of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe comprehensively defend automotive companies involved in litigation in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and other states. Call us at 304-344-0100 or contact us online to begin a relationship with a law firm that is nationally recognized for experience and quality while remaining dedicated to its community and employees.