Thomas P. Bernier, a leader in the firm’s Toxic Tort and Environmental Law group and chair of its Legionnaires Disease practice, elaborates on the tactics he uses in litigating complex legionnaires’ cases.
In “As Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Surge, Lawsuits Pile Up,” Tom discusses the typical clients he works with in cases involving exposure to legionella. He also shares his perspective on the critical standard of care for building systems, ASHRAE 188, and his blueprints for developing a successful Legionnaires’ defense.
“With the growing number of guidelines and regulations, and a purported standard in ASHRAE Standard 188,” Tom said. “Plaintiffs’ attorneys may find it less difficult to establish what they argue as the standard of care in the prevention of Legionella amplification in a building that causes an exposure and illness.”
Read the full article:
“As Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Surge, Lawsuits Pile Up,” Circle of Blue, November 7, 2019
More about Goldberg Segalla’s Thomas P. Bernier:
With more than three decades of experience successfully defending complex and high-profile civil and criminal cases in the state and federal courts throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., and in other parts of the country, he focuses his civil practice on the defense of toxic tort actions against companies in a wide range of industries, with particular concentration on claims alleging exposure to Legionella, asbestos, lead paint, carbon monoxide, and mold. Tom also has extensive experience defending personal injury, premises liability, and product liability. He is a frequent author and presenter on personal injury defense and other topics in his areas of concentration, with two seminars he developed being honored by the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL) as “Best of MICPEL” seminars.