Coal Dust

Overview

Segal McCambridge represents defendants in all varieties of pneumoconiosis cases, including coal worker pneumoconiosis (CWP) litigation. These cases, filed primarily in state courts in jurisdictions where coal mining is or once was a significant industry, have proceeded primarily against manufacturers and suppliers of respiratory protection equipment. We have proactively represented our clients in these cases to explore the legitimacy of the plaintiffs' pneumoconiosis diagnoses and to develop alternative theories of liability.

The fairly recent trend to file CWP cases against this class of defendants demonstrates that coal worker cases are still a toxic tort litigation reality not confined to federal black lung benefit claims. At Segal McCambridge, we are prepared to immerse ourselves in these cases and assist our clients in stifling this litigation trend.