Environmental and toxic exposure cases are almost always brought as class action lawsuits. These cases are essentially personal injury lawsuits involving exposure to an environmental hazard. Unlike other personal injury cases like slip and fall accidents in which a single person is hurt, environmental hazard cases rarely affect just one person. Typically there are hundreds or even thousands of people exposed to the same hazard. As a result there are usually numerous “similarly situated” plaintiffs to form a class for the suit.
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