Chemical Injury or Toxic Exposure
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 an extended period. In some cases, it takes workers years to realize the extent of the damage. It can be challenging to detect toxic exposure in the workplace, especially when the environment is filled with various chemicals and dangerous machinery.
These types of cases often relate to cancers, congenital disabilities, serious illnesses, debilitating rashes, 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 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 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 their effect on an individual. A person can become exposed to harmful toxins by ingesting them, absorbing them through the skin, and inhalation.
The toxin’s effect 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 inhaling substances such as lead, gasoline, and asbestos.
- Biological toxicity refers to certain types of bacteria and viruses.
- Physical toxins include those 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 substances 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 your work is in a clean plant, you may have been exposed. Chemicals can seep into clothing and skin and poison air quality for an extended period before being noticed. Being subjected to prolonged exposure to chemicals or toxic gas can be more detrimental than apparent 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 to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other economic losses. He has helped over 25,000 clients and has won millions for his clients. Suppose you or a family member is sick or has died due to chemical or toxic exposure. In that case, Walker Texas Lawyer will aggressively pursue compensation and justice for you and your loved ones.