Asbestos & Other Toxic Tort


Today, Nix, Patterson & Roach, L.L.P. (“NPR”) represents thousands of injured workers from across the nation including Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in toxic tort litigation against those companies responsible for causing their occupational related diseases. NPR has long been at the forefront in prosecuting cases related to injuries caused by exposure to silica and asbestos. We have several employees and attorneys dedicated full-time to helping us bring these companies to justice. Plus, we have the benefit of the experience, knowledge and success gained from two decades of working at the forefront of toxic tort litigation across the country.

Lone Star Steel Litigation

When countless steel workers at the Lone Star Steel Mill began to suffer from breathing problems and cancer, they came to NPR These men and women spent their working lives making many of the steel products that form an integral part of our economy. But, instead of praise and wealth, many of these workers got cancer and other breathing problems caused by exposure to deadly silica and asbestos products. So, these workers and their families joined together with the lawyers of NPR to bring the companies who made these products to justice. Their case, which came to be known as the Lone Star Steel Mill Toxic Tort Litigation, resulted in the payment of more than $90,000,000.00 to these workers and their families.

Red River Army Depot Toxic Tort Litigation

Several years later, workers at the Red River Army Depot in the Northeast Texas area began to suffer from diseases caused by exposure to rubber products in the work place. NPR filed suit against the manufactures of these products to make them pay for the harm they caused these workers and their families. In the end, NPR obtained over $47,000,000.00 for 200 clients.

Breast Implant Litigation

In the early 1990s, the Firm represented hundreds of women who received silicone breast implants, which caused severe health problems. Over the course of this litigation, NPR recovered over $50,000,000.00 for our clients.

McWainwright, et al. v. El Dorado Chemical Company, et al.

NPR represented several workers and their families who suffered acute myelogenous leukemia and other illnesses as a result of exposure to Benzene. These cases have settled for confidential amounts.

Banana Workers Pesticide Litigation

The Firm has represented thousands of workers from Costa Rica, the Ivory Coast, the Philippines, Honduras, and Nicaragua for injuries resulting from their exposure to toxic pesticides while working on the banana plantations run by several American companies. Many of these companies have resolved these cases for confidential amounts. However, we are currently preparing the workers’ cases against the non-settling companies for trial in federal court in Louisiana.