Langsam Law LLP

Toxic Torts

New York chemical exposure attorneys are the ones responsible to look after cases that involve manufacturers, distributors, retailers, employers, and anyone in charge of unreasonable exposure to chemicals or any hazardous substances. It deals with cases related to asbestos, lead paint, dry cleaning agents, or solvents. Individuals with serious conditions that are affected medically by their exposure or ingestion of these chemicals have the full right to recover compensatory damages. Toxic torts law has a provision wherein a toxic torts lawyer helps with understanding the procedure for compensation from liable parties. A toxic mold lawyer exists to protect the people who have suffered respiratory or some damage due to the consumption of toxic substances under unavoidable consequences of living in the city. New York toxic tort litigation lawyers fight for the rights of these injured people against large corporations for safety purposes.

This area of law generally involves the wrongful exposure to chemicals and substances by the offending party, resulting in injuries and illnesses. We currently represent children who have been exposed to lead poisoning as a result of peeling lead paint in their apartments, tenants who have been exposed to mold as a result of neglected apartment leaks, and persons exposed to dry cleaning chemicals.

We are also presently litigating a case against the United States government on behalf of American soldiers who were exposed to depleted uranium while serving in the United States military in Iraq.

Related Cases:

  • $1.1Million settlement for 5 year old’s exposure to lead paint
  • $750,000 settlement for infant’s lead paint exposure
  • $250,000 for patient’s contraction of Legionnaire’s disease while hospitalized

Our Attorneys

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Elise Langsam |

Plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice representation.

Senior Partner and veteran trial attorney Elise Langsam has been practicing law for 42 years, 39 of which have been dedicated to representing personal injury clients. Ms. Langsam is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. She received her J.D. degree in 1978 from SUNY at Buffalo Law School and was admitted to the Appellate Division First Department in 1979. She has volunteered her services to counsel civic organizations such as the Ecuadorian Civil Committee (she is bilingual in Spanish). Some of the cases she has handled have been the subject of articles in the New York Law Journal, the New York Times, and other legal publications, including Jury Verdict Reports. Ms. Langsam tries all the cases in the firm, and her experience, perseverance, and compassion that have been responsible for favorable results for thousands of clients have earned her recognition as a Super Lawyer each year from 2014 through 2020. Legal fees for personal injury and medical malpractice matters are contingent upon recovery, so that clients need not pay us until we successfully obtain compensation for their injuries. 

Richard Langsam |

Corporate law and commercial transactions.

With 41 years of legal experience, Richard Langsam brings to his representation of business clients a broad range of corporate expertise. He counsels small, medium and large businesses and start-ups, advising them with respect to entity selection, strategy and planning, operations, corporate governance, strategic alliances, intellectual property licensing, personnel matters and executive compensation agreements as well as ownership agreements of all varieties. Richard also represents clients in the merger and acquisition arena as well as recapitalizations and financings. Richard’s clientele include such diverse businesses as steel manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, general contractors, architects, engineers and advertising agencies and he has acted as virtual “in house” counsel to Dutch, British, Italian, French, German and Swedish businesses with respect to their wholly owned United States subsidiaries.