Practice/Industry Group Overview
Motley Rice represents individuals injured by toxic substances in the workplace, including victims of mesothelioma, asbestos-related diseases, and other serious and often fatal cancers associated with harmful levels of exposure to asbestos, welding fumes and other chemicals. In addition to harming industrial workers, the impact of occupational exposure and disease extends to the home and affects family members. Motley Rice lawyers also litigate occupational injury cases under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) on behalf of injured railroad workers.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Attorneys at Motley Rice have years of experience litigating asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits, having represented victims of asbestos exposure since Ron Motley's 1970's landmark discovery that revealed asbestos manufacturers' knew about the dangers of asbestos exposure to industry workers and their families. Several potentially fatal illnesses, including an aggressive cancer known as malignant mesothelioma, are strongly associated with asbestos exposure. Motley Rice's asbestos lawyers continues to litigate asbestos and mesothelioma cases on behalf of thousands of workers and families who have suffered the effects of asbestos fiber exposure. Learn more about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma lawsuits.
Motley Rice attorneys are reviewing potential cases involving people who were exposed to benzene or benzene-containing products in the workplace and developed leukemia or other blood-related diseases. Benzene, a known carcinogenic chemical, is a universal solvent often used in maintenance or heavy repair work and is also used in the manufacture of numerous products, from dyes and detergents to plastic and rubber. Exposure to benzene can be serious and frequently occurs in industrial workplaces. Learn more about benzene exposure and how Motley Rice seeks to hold accountable manufacturers, premise owners and others who may be responsible for exposing hard-working employees to benzene.
Burn Pit Litigation
Our attorneys are currently fighting on behalf of United States military veterans, former military personnel and civilian personnel who have brought suit against defense contractors who they allege jeopardized their health and safety by knowingly burning vast quantities of hazardous waste in open-air burn pits on military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. With experience litigating complex cases involving occupational exposures to toxic substances, Motley Rice is committed to representing victims of prolonged exposure to burn pit emissions while also advocating for the health and safety of U.S. service men and women. Learn more about burn pit litigation.
Railroad Workers and FELA Lawsuits
The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) offers railroad workers additional rights under federal law, and Motley Rice attorneys work to ensure that railroad employees and families who have been injured or suffered the wrongful death of a loved one are represented. FELA-related lawsuits seek not only to recover damages for railroad workers injured on the job but also to fight for recovery on behalf of victims' families. Learn more about FELA Lawsuits.