Individuals suffering from diseases due to toxic exposure face physical, emotional, and financial hardships. When exposure to hazardous substances results from negligence by a corporation or manufacturer, victims deserve just compensation. That’s where Wool Trial Law comes in.
We have extensive experience litigating toxic torts and an impressive record of achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts. If you or someone you love has suffered harm from exposure to a hazardous substance, we can help. Contact our office today to discuss your case with our experienced toxic tort lawyer.
What is a Toxic Tort?
A toxic tort is a specific type of personal injury lawsuit that arises when an individual or a group of people is exposed to hazardous materials or chemicals, resulting in harm or injury. These cases often involve large corporations, manufacturers, or employers responsible for the exposure through negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Toxic tort claims can involve:
No matter the reason for the toxic exposure, you need the powerful representation and informed guidance our firm provides. Our skilled trial lawyers know their way around the bargaining table and the courtroom.
Common Diseases in Toxic Tort Cases
Toxic tort cases can involve a wide range of diseases and health conditions, some of which may not manifest until years after exposure to the hazard. Some of the most common diseases associated with toxic tort claims include:
- Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. It is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral widely used in construction and manufacturing until its harmful effects were discovered.
- Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas and Leukemias are types of cancer that affect the blood and bone marrow. Exposure to benzene, a chemical used in various industries, has been linked to an increased risk of developing leukemia. Other chemicals, particularly pesticides like Roundup, have been linked to non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
- Lung cancer can result from exposure to toxic chemicals like asbestos, radon, or silica dust.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of progressive lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, caused by long-term exposure to toxic substances like tobacco smoke, air pollution, or chemicals in the workplace.
- Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement and motor skills. Some studies indicate that exposure to certain toxic chemicals, such as pesticides like Paraquat or solvents, may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Why You Need a Toxic Tort Attorney
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a disease linked to toxic exposure, it is crucial to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced mass tort attorney. These cases are highly complex and require a deep understanding of the legal and scientific aspects of the case.
At Wool Trial Law, we can help you navigate the complex legal landscape and maximize your chances of obtaining fair compensation. We have extensive experience handling toxic torts, identifying responsible parties, and holding them accountable. By collaborating with scientific and medical experts, we can gather evidence to support your claim and establish a causal link between the hazardous chemical or substance and your disease.
These cases often involve multiple defendants, complex regulations, and varying statutes of limitations. You can depend on our experienced toxic tort lawyer to help you navigate these complexities, file your case within the appropriate time frame, and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Recoverable Damages in a Toxic Tort Claim
Victims of toxic exposure may be entitled to significant compensation. Our attorneys will work strategically to help you recover economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses, including past and future medical costs of treating your disease or condition.
- Lost wages and earning capacity if you are unable to work or suffer a loss of earning capacity due to your illness.
- Pain and suffering for the emotional pain and distress caused by your disease or injury.
Other potential damages to which you may be entitled include:
- Loss of consortium – In some cases, your spouse or partner may receive damages for loss of companionship, affection, and support due to your illness.
- Punitive damages – If the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in similar misconduct.
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Talk To An Experienced Toxic Tort Lawyer Today!
Understanding the common diseases associated with toxic torts and consulting an experienced toxic tort lawyer is crucial for victims seeking justice and fair compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered from a disease linked to toxic exposure, contact Wool Trial Law for a free and confidential consultation.