Products Liability & Mass Torts

Mass Torts

Thompson Coe trial and appellate lawyers use their product liability and toxic tort experience to defend a wide range of clients in mass tort litigation. Thompson Coe attorneys have handled everything from individual claims to mass consolidations of “pattern” tort litigation to environmental exposure clusters involving cases in multiple jurisdictions nationwide. We have defended mass tort cases involving multiple products and alleged exposures, including products containing asbestos, silica, bentonite, benzene, ammonium nitrate and hexavalent chromium, as well as respiratory protection equipment. Thompson Coe represented Phentermine manufacturers throughout Texas in the Fen/Phen litigation.  Thompson Coe has also represented an E-Ferol manufacturer throughout the nation.

Thompson Coe has represented 3M over the last 20 years in trials and national discovery for their mass tort product liability cases.  We were part of the team that successfully defended 3M in the first case to be tried concerning alleged defects in 3M’s dust mask and its first NIOSH-approved single-use respirator, and we have been a part of subsequent 3M trial teams that successfully defended these products.

Thompson Coe has had long-term involvement in the mass tort arena ranging from the initial stages of coordinating national discovery efforts and developing trial themes and defenses to trying these cases. The experience of our mass tort lawyers with major cases and substantial issues ensures that all our mass tort defense work is litigated aggressively from the start.

Firm Highlights

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Thompson Coe Welcomes Partners Kenya Bodden and Patrick Kelly

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Concurrent Causation Is Key In Texas Storm Insurance Suits

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ran from June 1 to Nov. 30, was a record-setting year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.[1] The season produced 30 named storms, including 13 hurricanes...

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Thompson Coe Obtains Texas Supreme Court Victory in Shooting Accident Suit

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Thompson Coe Among Most Active Insurance Litigation Firms in the US, Study finds.

Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons was named among the most active law firms for insurance litigation over the past three years, according to LexMachina’s 2021 Insurance Report. Other firms identified in the report include...

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COVID-19 Response Team - Resources and Updates

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The 2020 HR Recap

We’ve made it to the recap episode! The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Join Kevin and Elaine (Lainey) Luthens as they discuss it all including FFCRA legislation, OSHA, what they...

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 2

The golden question: can you mandate the COVID-19 vaccine? EEOC has now given guidance surrounding vaccines in the workplace. Join Kevin Mosher and repeat guest, Stephanie Rojo from the Thompson Coe Austin office talk...

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Recruiting in 2021

What is Robert Half’s process? How do they make sure that you get the best candidate for the role? Join Kevin and Andrew McNaughtan, Director of Legal Permanent Placement from Robert Half, talk about the candidate...

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Thompson Coe Partner Gary Pate Wins Complete Defense Verdict in Bench Trial Involving Real Estate Dispute

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Claims Handling & Litigation: 2021 Freeze and Power Outage Catastrophe