Toxic Exposure Lawyers
A toxic tort is a special kind of lawsuit filed by toxic exposure lawyers brought against the manufacturer or supplier of a chemical product that causes an injury. These are usually cases involving hazardous or toxic chemicals that have caused some harm, serious injury, or death. Exposure to asbestos, benzene, beryllium, agent orange, silica, pesticides, hexavalent chromium, toxic mold, a dangerous medication, lead paint, and other dangerous chemicals can constitute a claim called a toxic tort.
Exposure to toxic substances can cause very serious injury and even death. Whether it is exposure to toxic mold in your own home, lead paint in the products that you have in your home, or certain toxic chemicals that you have been exposed to while working your job such as asbestos, beryllium, radiation, hexavalent chromium, or benzene. If you believe that you might have been exposed to toxic substances and have been injured as a result then contact our toxic exposure lawyers today for a consultation.
Asbestos is a group of mineral fibers that are easily inhaled or swallowed and can cause deadly diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other cancers. It can take decades from the time of asbestos exposure to the onset of a deadly disease, as the asbestos fibers can stay inside your body for a very long time and you not develop a disease such as lung cancer for as long as 35 years. This is a very dangerous substance and if you have come into contact with asbestos at your work and have been diagnosed with lung cancer, mesothelioma, or other form of cancer then contact our toxic tort attorneys today to determine whether you might have a claim.
Beryllium is a metal that is harmful to your lungs when you breathe it, the more exposure the more harmful it can be. It can cause chronic or acute beryllium disease, both of which can be fatal. If you might have been exposed to beryllium at your work, or you had a family member that was exposed to this substance at work, and you are experiencing lung damage or other illnesses then give our toxic exposure lawyer a call to determine if you might have a cause of action.
Benzene is a liquid that is widely used as a solvent for, and in the manufacturing of, many consumer and workplace products. Exposure to Benzene can cause Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML), Aplastic Anemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), and Pancytopenia. Benzene exposure can occur if you are living near a company that may have unsafely disposed of benzene, working for a company that used benzene in the manufacturing of its products, or have a family member that worked for these companies.
Lead poisoning has been known for hundreds of years and even the dangers of childhood poisoning from lead-based paint was noticed in 1897 in Australia. There is no acceptable amount of lead exposure for children, since most of the retained lead is stored in the bones (although lead poisoning affects almost every organ in the body) and excessive exposure can even cause encephalopathy and death.
Toxic mold exposure can cause serious health problems such as lung damage, liver disorders, and even brain injuries. It can be an unlivable situation causing headaches, fatigue, rashes, flu-like symptoms, pneumonia, bronchitis, and chest and joint pain. To get the mold properly taken out, it must be removed entirely not just painted over. This can be a very expensive process. If you have become ill due to mold exposure, have noticed property damage from toxic mold in your home, or if your insurance company is not properly handling your claim, then give our toxic tort lawyer a call for a consultation today in our Montgomery, Anniston, Birmingham, or Huntsville location.