Today, he continues to represent people suffering from work-related illnesses such as lung diseases in cases against the companies that allegedly harmed them.
Scott advocates for workers and consumers harmed by inhaling flavoring chemicals such as diacetyl and acetyl propionyl, which have been associated with severe lung diseases often collectively referred to as “Popcorn Workers’ Lung,” even though many workers, not just those in microwave popcorn manufacturing, have been affected.
In the early 2000s, Scott successfully represented workers who had developed serious lung diseases after exposure to airborne flavoring chemicals in some of the first cases of their kind. Since then, he has tried more than a dozen lawsuits against the flavoring industry that resulted in plaintiffs’ verdicts. Additionally, Scott participated in the resolution of more than 100 cases for people who alleged wrongful death or injuries as a result of exposure to dangerous chemical flavorings.
His early work in toxic exposure included taking cases to trial as well as settling tobacco cases. His work led to multi-million dollar verdicts in tobacco-related personal injury and wrongful death cases. He was also contracted by the Canadian government to represent the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador in a cost-recovery action against the tobacco industry. Scott has also taken cases to trial and settled environmental contamination cases, including cases involving air pollution and groundwater pollution by industrial chemicals.
In 1997, Scott wrote one of the first peer-reviewed articles on the regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their impact on the environment. The article, titled “The Genie in the Bottle: The International Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms,” was published in the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy.
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Awards and Accolades
2009 Missouri Super Lawyers Rising Star list
Personal injury - products: plaintiff; Environmental litigation
Recent Blog Posts
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A hard cup to swallow: Is danger brewing for workers in coffee roasting plants?
by: Scott B. Hall
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Takeaways from the FDA Public Hearing on Bayer’s Essure Device
by: Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick
March 11, 2019
Law360 names Motley Rice a 2018 Consumer Protection Group of the Year
April 28, 2018
Workers’ Memorial Week: A time to reflect, while pushing forward with protections for the worker
March 7, 2018
Motley Rice Co-Founding Member Joe Rice Awarded SCAJ Top Honor
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