Chemical Or Toxic Exposure Injuries
Chemical or Toxic Exposure Attorney
Toxic Torts or cases that involve personal injury due to toxic exposure is a specialty of Walker Texas Lawyer. Toxic chemicals pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of thousands of people every day. Toxic exposure is not always noticeable. Unfortunately, exposure can be a silent threat for a long period of time. In some cases, it takes workers years to realize the extent of the damage. It can be difficult to detect toxic exposure in the workplace. Especially when the environment is filled with a variety of chemicals and dangerous machinery.
These types of cases often relate to cancers, birth defects, serious illnesses, debilitating rashes, and burn injuries, and other medical problems that can be traced back to:
- Groundwater contamination
- Toxic dumping
- Glues & Adhesives
- Petroleum Products
- Radon Gas
- Other kinds of environmental pollution
Workers aren’t the only ones at risk. Toxic exposure can even come in the form of children’s toys and other products. There is recent concern over children’s toys coated in lead-based paint.
It is estimated that at least 250,000 children under the age of five have blood lead levels higher than the safe amount. Even with treatment, lead exposure effects are difficult to undo. They can lead to chronic issues.
Toxic Chemicals Can Affect You in Three Ways
Various types of toxins are measured by the effect they have on an individual. A person can become exposed to harmful toxins by ingesting them, absorbing them through the skin, and inhalation.
The affect the toxin may have on you is determined by the toxin itself and how you may have interacted with it.
There are three major categories of toxic substances:
- Chemical toxicity includes the inhalation of substances such as lead, gasoline, and asbestos.
- Biological toxicity refers to certain types of bacteria and viruses.
- Physical toxins include those that are typically visible such as dust and fibers.
Exposure to various chemicals can cause illnesses such as organ failure and cancer. These are conditions that require serious and immediate medical treatment. Many such chemicals don’t have a taste or odor, only symptoms caused by exposure. This is what can make industrial accidents so dangerous to your livelihood.
Hire A Houston Toxic Exposure Attorney
Even if you believe you work in a clean plant, you may have been exposed. Chemicals can seep into clothing and skin, and poison air quality for an extended period of time before being noticed. Being subjected to prolonged exposure to chemicals or toxic gas can be more detrimental than obvious accidents. If you were injured due to toxic exposure in the work environment, or if you have handled a dangerously manufactured product, you need to seek legal counsel from an experienced toxic tort attorney like Walker Texas Lawyer.
Walker Texas Lawyer is here for you. He will help you seek financial compensation that will cover your medical bills, as well as your pain and suffering and other economic losses. He has helped over 25,000 clients and has won millions for his clients. If you or a family member is sick or has died due to chemical or toxic exposure, Walker Texas Lawyer will aggressively pursue compensation and justice for you and your loved ones.