Examples of Toxic Torts

Toxic tort claims involve cases where someone has been injured after exposure to hazardous substances or chemicals through no fault of their own.

There are several examples of toxic torts in the list below:

  • Prescription drugs with insufficient testing, and or warnings as to potential dangerous and sometimes fatal side effects
  • Pesticides containing chemicals that cause respiratory disease, and/or cancer
  • Hazardous waste materials such as those used by dry cleaners
  • Lead based paints used on children’s toys or in dishes made available for serving food products
  • Tobacco products
  • Asbestos exposure from renovating older buildings and other hazardous building materials, including some carpet and tile products
  • Trichloroethane (TCE) a solvent that is man-made and often used in cleaning metal.  It contains cancer causing agents that can be absorbed through the skin, breathed through our air, or if not disposed of properly, may be ingested when drinking water.  It also causes damage to the central nervous system that may lead to the death of anyone who has been exposed to it by any method.
  • Beryllium is a chemical used in strengthening metals by the mining industry, processing of metal alloys, and aerospace manufacturing.  Workers in these areas should wear protective masks to prevent beryllium dust inhalation.

Diseases and illnesses resulting from exposure to toxic torts often cause long-term and sometimes fatal injuries.

Toxic Tort Attorney

Dickman Law has successfully litigated a multitude of toxic tort cases on behalf of their clients and their families to recover financial damages in the following areas:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages, including current and future
  • Emotional damages

Contact a toxic tort attorney at Dickman Law Offices to discuss your exposure claims and for advice concerning your legal options.

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