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Toxic Torts

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Toxic tort refers to an area of litigation involved with toxic substances and the human health effects they cause. Litigation in this area has grown immensely in recent years due to increased environmental awareness and greater knowledge of the health problems certain harmful substances can cause people. Currently, government regulation of toxic substances is inadequate, particularly with regard to enforcement. Sadly, many large corporations get away with expelling hazardous byproducts into the environment.

Toxic tort litigation opposes corporations who are unwilling to spend the money it takes to comply with regulations, which results in unnecessary health risks to human lives. This type of litigation is important because it raises public awareness of hazardous business practices and often forces corporations to comply with regulations, thereby reducing the chance of the same thing happening to others.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to a toxic substance and suffered harm, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses through a personal injury lawsuit. Please contact us to discuss your case with a qualified personal injury lawyer free of charge.

Toxic Tort and Hazardous Substances

Many dangerous substances are used in building construction or else occur as a byproduct of many workplace operations. Some of the more commonly used and expelled toxic substances include:

  • Asbestos
  • Lead-based paint
  • Pesticides
  • Benzene
  • Mercury
  • More

Toxic tort litigation can also involve products that contain or spread toxins, such as fertilizers or pharmaceuticals.

Effects of Exposure to Toxic Substances

The effects of the exposure to many of these substances is well documented. With repeated or prolonged exposure, these substances are known to have many negative effects including:

  • Brain damage
  • Cancer of various organs
  • Birth Defects
  • Organ damage
  • Death

Those who have suffered the harmful health effects of toxic substances may be eligible to receive compensation for past and future medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and earning capacity, and more.

If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of exposure to a toxic substance, please contact us for a discussion with an experienced toxic tort attorney who can answer all your questions and make sure your legal rights are fully upheld. Toxic tort litigation can require collaboration with medical specialists, environmentalists, or other specialists to properly build a case, so it is important that you seek the help of an a qualified toxic tort lawyer if feel you’ve been harmed.