A toxic tort is an injury that occurs as the result of exposure to a toxic substance or material or fumes from chemicals. Toxic chemical and inhalation injuries are becoming more and more commonplace. They are often consequences of emissions into our environment that are overlooked by negligent corporations or individuals. To form the basis of a legal claim, the toxic exposure must cause injury and must be the result of negligent or intentional conduct. Toxic materials can be found in the air, water, food, medical products, and even in our homes and work places. Toxins can enter our bodies through the pores in our mucous membranes in our nose, eyes, etc. or can be inhaled.
Toxins Come in Many Shapes and Sizes
- Hazardous wastes and emissions
- Toxic mold
- Preservatives such as thimerosal
- Defective pharmaceuticals
- Radiation or exposure to electromagnetic energy
- Lead paint
- Many chemicals
Toxic/chemical injuries can range in scope and severity. Toxic exposure can often culminate in respiratory disease, gastrointestinal problems, chronic headaches, brain injury, silicosis and cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Toxins can affect the central nervous system, the respiratory system and body organs.
The results of chemical exposure to toxins often take lengthy periods of time to discover and can be difficult to prove, which can make the litigation process quite complicated. However, a knowledgeable legal team can help you navigate the process, investigate the claim, and get you the money you deserve as the result of your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Furthermore, toxic tort litigation can help to make our environment safer for the entire community.
If you believe you have a toxic injury, contact our Louisville toxic tort lawyers, and let us help you through the litigation process so that you can focus on your family and your medical recovery.
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