The defense of litigation claims in the asbestos arena requires vast trial experience and thorough knowledge of the scientific and legal and aspects of each case. In today's arena, defendants in asbestos-related lawsuits will certainly be presented with protracted litigation involving a myriad of scientific/legal issues and uncertainties of successful resolution of such issues and the claims asserted against them. Successful asbestos litigation defense further mandates that such experience and knowledge is provided in an expeditious and cost-conscious fashion.
Lawyers at Taggart Morton represent premises owners and employers with respect to asbestos-related premises liability and negligence claims in the electrical power generation and paper manufacturing industries. We have successfully resolved through pre-trial settlements and post-trial judgments hundreds of asbestos claims for such asbestos-related diseases as pleural plaques, asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma and other malignancies.
CHARLTON B. OGDEN III
Mr. Ogden coordinates the Asbestos Defense Litigation Practice of Taggart Morton, and has been practicing in this arena for over ten years, though his trial experience in high-end casualty litigation spans two decades. Accordingly, Mr. Ogden has become particularly knowledgeable and efficient in areas most concerning the defendant in asbestos matters, including state of the art knowledge of the industries of the potential for hazards associated with asbestos exposure, asbestos exposure thresholds and permissible limits, medical causation of asbestos diseases and the vast array of legal issues particular to and inherent in all asbestos lawsuits.
Additionally, Mr. Ogden has over twenty-three years experience in personal injury, property damage and premises liability defense, extensively in the areas of transportation, electric and gas utilities and toxic tort claims. He is one of Taggart Morton's most experienced litigators with much success in high profile jury trials involving severe personal injury and/or property damage claims in both federal and state courts. Mr. Ogden is a member of the Defense Research Institute, serving on the committees governing Trucking Law and Toxic Tort & Environmental Law.
Charlton B. Ogden, III
Asbestos Litigation Practice Chair
Barry H. Grodsky Installed as 78th President of the Louisiana State Bar Association Barry H. Grodsky, a partner in the New Orleans law firm of Taggart Morton, L.L.C., was installed June 7 during the LSBA’s Annual Meeting in Destin, Fla. Administering his oath of office was Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. Grodsky has set several goals for his year as ... » Read More