Have you or a loved one been injured or exposed to a toxic chemical at work or in the home that has caused a serious life-threatening side effect, illness, disease, or death? If so, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a toxic tort or personal injury lawsuit and we can help.
Over the last three decades, we have seen an explosion of injury lawsuits regarding toxic tort litigation. This observation has mainly been noticed due to the rising activism of environmental and workplace safety advocates, as well as the publicity created by attorneys and lawyers representing victims of chemical mishaps and innocent workers in lawsuits throughout the United States.
There is a lack of adequate governmental regulation for the use and disposal of toxic substances and pollutants. This lack of regulation and self-policing in the American corporate environment and their unwillingness to invest in systems and protective equipment to minimize our exposure to toxic substances has resulted in a rash of disease and illness of people while at home and work.
Toxic tort litigation is a highly specialized field of law. It is often the case that an entire community or group of workers will begin to get sick many years after the initial exposure to a toxic chemical or pollutant. This is in part due to long latency periods associated with exposure to these substances and the subsequent development of the disease or illness the person is suffering from.
Due to these long latency periods, it is often very difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of a person’s illness or disease. It is equally difficult in some cases to determine when and how they were exposed to a toxic chemical or pollutant until creating an extensive history profile including where they have lived and worked over their lifetime for each plaintiff in these types of lawsuits.
Generally, toxic tort lawsuits will be filed when an individual or entity has exposed someone to toxic chemicals or pollutants and displayed gross negligence. Negligence can include pollution of the environment such as groundwater contamination, soil contamination, and air contamination, or the failure to warn workers and consumers of potential health dangers with their products and not providing protective safety equipment.
Our Experience in Toxic Tort Litigation
Our law firm has been handling toxic tort lawsuits throughout the entire United States for many years. We have been at the forefront of this type of litigation and represent our clients in individual and group litigation.
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