|Toxic Tort Lawyers
Legal Team Attorneys / Physicians Law Practice - Lawyers serving
Maryland and U.S. victims of toxic exposure
While commercial industry can have many healthy impacts on the economy it can also come at a high cost to our environment when negligence is involved. Chemical pollution of our water and air happen a little at a time, but the resulting buildup can be devastating. Often such pollution is discovered too late after too many animals, plants and even people have become sick or died as a result.
Certain lawsuits can be brought against companies who pollute and destroy our environment. These lawsuits are known as toxic torts. They are designed to protect the rights of people who have been seriously injured due to toxic materials found in our air, water and food. These chemical substances can cause serious injuries including brain damage, birth defects, lung cancer, leukemia, and various other health problems. Sometimes the result of exposure is death.
The worst part is that here in the United States, exposure to chemicals is not just a work related hazard. Toxic chemicals can be found in our everyday lives in the form of cosmetics, pesticides, cigarette smoke, lead paint, vaccines (thimerosal) and plastic products.
The resulting injuries can have many negative impacts on a victim and their family. Injuries from toxic substances can result in physical harm, emotional trauma, mental instability, medical costs, loss of wages, loss of enjoyment in life, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.
Victims of toxic tort have the same rights of other victims of criminal cases in that they need not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. A qualified personal injury attorney can help a person understand their rights and the laws that surround a toxic tort.
If you or someone you love has been injured by exposure to a toxic chemical, it may be in your best interest to
contact a personal injury lawyer who has experience in toxic tort litigation. A personal injury attorney will understand the statute of limitations on such a case and help you to file a legitimate claim. If you believe that you have been injured by hexavalent chromium, contaminated water, asbestos, pesticides, toxic waste, or any other toxic substance, contact an attorney with toxic tort experience. By stepping forward, you are not only helping you and your family, you are also helping to protect the environment and preventing other people from becoming victims.