Toxic Tort Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Toxic Tort, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Toxic Tort?

“Injury to a person by a toxic substance that another individual or company is responsible for and may be sued. For example: if someone is diagnosed with mesothelioma (cancer caused by asbestos), he/she could sue the company who is responsible for their lengthy exposure to asbestos.