Cynthia Driscoll practices in the area of complex litigation, with more than 20 years of experience in nationwide toxic tort and product liability litigation. Cynthia's Ph.D. and experience as an industrial toxicologist with DuPont and Union Carbide provide a novel perspective for understanding client needs and analyzing issues emerging from the nexus of science and the law. Her practice includes matters involving complex scientific, technological, and medical issues spanning a variety of industries involving chemicals, drugs, and other potentially toxic agents.
Cynthia works with experts from a broad range of disciplines touching upon child and adult health and environmental issues including toxicology, birth defects, neuroscience, psychology, epidemiology, statistics, exposure assessment, exposure modeling, risk assessment, industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, and laboratory practices. She also works with experts to obtain and analyze research data relevant to expert methodology, Daubert/Frye challenges, and causation opinions.
Cynthia advises The Sherwin-Williams Company in its nationwide lead paint and pigment litigation. These lawsuits involve product liability, market share liability, and public nuisance claims. She advised Mattel and Fisher-Price in investigations and health effect claims arising from the voluntary product recall of toys in the U.S. and internationally. She has advised clients in cases involving semiconductor clean rooms, Proposition 65, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), hydraulic fracturing (UNGD), wind energy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazardous Communication Standard (HCS) and other occupational health and safety issues, and Mine Safety and Health Administration regulations (MSHA).
Emerging Theories of "Toxic Tort" and Other Environmental Litigation
- University of Pittsburgh (J.D. 1996); State University of New York at Albany (Ph.D. 1984); Rutgers University (B.A. 1979)
- Pennsylvania and U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Eastern District of Wisconsin