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ENVIRONMENT / TOXIC SUBSTANCES

Environment / Toxic Substances

Toxic Exposure can Arise from Environmental Dangers and Harmful Consumer Products

Toxic Exposure can Arise from Environmental Dangers and Harmful Consumer Products

Toxic Exposure can Arise from Environmental Dangers and Harmful Consumer Products

Injuries from toxic exposure can be serious, especially since they often arise from an unknown or unexpected source. Toxic exposure can come from environmental dangers such as water contamination, or consumer products such as faulty construction materials or tainted pharmaceuticals.

A toxic tort claim is when someone sues because they were exposed to a dangerous substance. This type of lawsuit can arise from a number of situations. An environmental lawsuit, for instance, can involve a case of occupational exposure where workers were unknowingly exposed to a toxic substance. Exposure to asbestos is the subject of many environmental claims. Another example of occupational exposure includes workers who are subject to toxic welding fumes.

The workplace is a common place for toxic exposure, but people can also be exposed to dangerous substances in their homes. Defective construction materials, mold contamination and pesticides are only a few examples of toxic exposure in the home.

Water contamination is another prominent issue in toxic tort lawsuits. Our firm is actively involved in hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking”, litigation. Fracking is a highly controversial process that extracts natural gas by drilling into the ground. The problem, according to fracking lawsuits and a number of environmental researchers, is that the drilling involved has caused local water supplies to be contaminated with benzene and other chemicals known to cause cancer. Camp Lejeune is another infamous situation that led to toxic environmental lawsuits. Allegedly, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina were exposed to harmful chemicals such as benzene for many years. A number of former residents developed cancer, allegedly due to the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.

Toxic Injuries

A toxic injury can involve exposure to hazardous chemical or toxic substances that may cause permanent injury or death. For example, asbestos exposure, toxic mold, welding rod fumes, mercury poisoning, benzene exposure and lead poisoning can all cause serious or life threatening injuries.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of toxic exposure, you may have valuable legal rights. Parker Waichman LLP urges you to contact us by completing the form at right or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

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