Definition - What does Toxic Tort mean?
A toxic tort is a lawsuit that becomes established by virtue of the plaintiff, or a group of plaintiffs, being illegally exposed to chemical hazards, such as through emissions of toxic substances in a manufacturing process. When a person is negatively affected by the presence of such a substance, they can join forces with other affected persons in a class action lawsuit and gain punitive damages or they can speak with an attorney about filing an individual lawsuit.
Justipedia explains Toxic Tort
Toxic torts can be related to any exposure to a chemical substance either by exposure within the home or in an occupational setting, or even through use of a consumer product.