Baker & O'Brien, Inc.

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Asbestos Exposure Litigation
Assisted a manufacturer of industrial equipment in defending personal injury claims related to asbestos exposure.  Assisted in discovery, assessed the likelihood and degree of employee exposure to asbestos during maintenance activities, and reviewed equipment specifications, project histories, and maintenance records for various power generation units.  Provided opinions regarding the potential for personal injury due to asbestos exposure in the course of normal work activities.
Industry Practice/Standard of Care , Operations/Maintenance , OSHA-related , Safety , Toxic Tort
Refinery Environmental Contamination Insurance Litigation
Provided expert witness testimony and analysis regarding liability and damages for petroleum refinery environmental contamination insurance claims across the U.S. based on the multiple insurance contracts for each site.  
Environmental , Expert Witness/Testimony , Industry Practice/Standard of Care , Operations/Maintenance , Toxic Tort
MTBE Litigation
Provided expert witness testimony regarding MTBE use in gasoline refinery supply, pipeline distribution, and retail marketing in groundwater contamination litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
Environmental , Expert Witness/Testimony , Industry Practice/Standard of Care , Product Quality , Toxic Tort
Underground Storage Tanks Claim
Assisted in a dispute concerning an allegation that Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) at a retail outlet had released gasoline vapors, resulting in contamination of groundwater with MTBE. Assignment included review of procedures for delivery of gasoline from tankers to UST, review of equipment and fittings used in UST, review of hydrogeological data regarding groundwater and contamination plumes, review of the design of vapor recovery systems, and calculations of vapor composition and amounts released. Prepared report to document findings and testified in deposition.
Environmental , Expert Witness/Testimony , Industry Practice/Standard of Care , OSHA-related , Toxic Tort
Terminal Operations
Provided litigation support assistance and expert opinion for case involving historic Standard of Care issues with petroleum product terminals.
Environmental , Industry Practice/Standard of Care , Operations/Maintenance , Toxic Tort
Asbestos Insulation Litigation
Advised client of typical engineering standards regarding the use of asbestos insulation prior to the early 1970s.
Toxic Tort
Litigation Support for Asbestos Claim
Asbestos Litigation---provided expert input and litigation support for trial preparation on refinery/chemical personnel's exposure to asbestos gaskets and equipment insulation materials. 
Environmental , Operations/Maintenance , OSHA-related , Safety , Toxic Tort
Petroleum Products Terminal and Pipeline Environmental Matter
Provided expert witness testimony in a groundwater contamination dispute regarding a petroleum products terminal..
Environmental , Expert Witness/Testimony , Industry Practice/Standard of Care , Operations/Maintenance , Toxic Tort
Assessment of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material
Followed claims by personnel who claimed to have been damaged by technically enhanced radioactive material (TERM), which occurred due to industrial activity.  Investigated this phenomenon and compared it to normally occurring radioactive material (NORM).
Environmental , Toxic Tort