The link between toxic substances and serious health problems becomes clearer every day. In many cases, it is difficult to determine if exposure to toxic chemicals has caused or contributed to a health issue. Some may experience cancer, birth defects in their children or other complications as a direct result of a specific toxic exposure or series of exposures.
Workers in dangerous jobs, tenants of careless landlords and people who live near polluting corporations are among the people most at risk for environmental injury; however, anyone who is exposed to chemicals or hazardous toxins could potentially be in danger. When a toxic injury can be traced back to a specific product, person, or company, the victim may be able to take legal action and pursue a claim for compensation. LongoBiggs, LC can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation to learn more.
Risks and Complications of Toxic Injuries
Some of the many potential consequences of exposure to toxins or chemicals include, but are not limited to:
Respiratory problems, including COPD
Unfortunately, often the consequences of toxic injuries do not become apparent until weeks, months or years after the initial exposure. This can make toxic injury cases difficult to prove since you must demonstrate what caused you to develop health issues.
Who Is Responsible?
There are many potential ways to recover compensation for toxic injuries:
If you are harmed due to workplace exposure, you can pursue a workers’ compensation claim.
If a defective or dangerous product harms you, such as ASBESTOS products, you can sue the manufacturer.
You can sue a landlord or property owner who failed to protect you from hazards such as lead paint or radon.
You can pursue legal action against a company that pollutes or does not dispose of chemical or biological waste properly, causing community exposure.
How Can a Toxic Lawyer You?
To recover monetary damages, you must show that a toxin or hazard caused you actual harm for which you can be compensated. It is up to you to prove the extent of your losses and damages so you can be fully compensated. You should recover monetary payments for medical costs; loss of wages/income; pain and suffering; emotional distress; or a wrongful death of a loved one.