Toxic Torts: Injuries from Toxic Substances
Byproducts Of Industrial Advances
The world has seen a number of industrial gains that have improved both the length of our lives and our standard of living. A byproduct of these industrial gains has been the increasing number of dangerous and toxic substances polluting our environment.
Furthermore many people recognize the names of some of the most famous (or infamous) disasters. Disasters such as Love Canal or Three Mile Island. Additionally, there are hundreds if not thousands of sites all over the United States that are too contaminated with toxins to be used. Hence, await cleanup by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Superfund is a United States federal government program designed to fund the cleanup of sites contaminated with hazardous substances and pollutants. As of September 2017, there are 53 Superfund sites in Texas awaiting cleanup. Click the link below to see what dangerous contaminated sites exist in your area.
Dangerous substances are everywhere. Many older buildings still have lead-based paint, which can cause brain damage, especially in your children. For years, workers were regularly exposed to asbestos, which is known to be a leading cause of lung problems and cancers. Dry-cleaning chemicals and other solvents can cause you brain damage and organ failure. Pesticides used on crops can cause birth defects. Waste that seeps out of a landfill can cause such varied problems as groundwater pollution and leukemia. The list goes on and on. With the rise in the number of these toxins, there has been a similar rise in so-called “toxic tort” cases.
Toxic Tort Cases
A toxic tort case is nothing more than a lawsuit to recover for an injury or a death that is caused by exposure to a poisonous or toxic substance. Toxic tort cases can be difficult and expensive to win. Often, you will become ill without knowing why and it may take years to trace their problems back to the specific toxin causing your illness. Because corporate polluters are hardly eager to advertise their involvement with poisoning the environment and the people like you living among it.
Tracking down the party responsible
Tracking down the party responsible for the toxins can also take years. Finally, the connection between the toxin in the environment and the injury must be shown. Which usually requires expert scientific, medical, and engineering testimony to connect the dots. When you bring toxic tort suits against polluters you will often have to prove that you have, in fact, been injured. Also that you are not a hypochondriac who is merely imagining some problem that does not actually exist.
Toxic Tort Lawyers
If you have been injured from toxic substance exposure and are considering legal action, please contact us for advice and guidance. We will retain experts to help you assess your needs and figure your reduced abilities. We will translate your damages or losses into terms that a court and jury can understand.
Given the complexity of such cases, having good legal counsel is vital. Certainly, wholly necessary to help you file a legitimate claim. We are here to make sure that you do not miss some deadline for filing your claim. Prepare the necessary legal paperwork, and to help you present your case to the jury. If you or a loved one has been injured by a toxic substance. We will also attempt to show that your exposure to the toxic substance was because of the negligence of another. If we can, you may be entitled to an award for various types of damages, including:
- Lost past and future wages.
- Lost future earning capabilities.
- Emotional stress and pain and suffering, physical or mental disability.
- The cost of necessary medical care and recovery.
- Finally the value of the property that has been polluted or otherwise damaged.