Toxic Exposure Injuries
Our most common toxic exposure cases involve exposures in the work place. This may be long term exposure to hazardous chemicals or intense short term exposure to dangerous chemicals. If you or someone you know has been exposed to toxic substance and have developed cancer or another serious injury or illness due to the toxic substance, then you should speak to a toxic exposure lawyer with The Higgins Firm. We will review your case and help you get any compensation you deserve for what you have suffered.What Kinds of Toxic Exposure are There?
You or someone you love may have been exposed to toxic chemicals or substances at your workplace, in your home, or because of certain medications you took for a long period of time. The kinds of exposure may include:
At The Work Place- When a work place and its employers fails to adequately protect workers from chemicals and other dangerous substances by requiring them to wear protective equipment and gear. Workers can be left exposed to asbestos and benzene as well as other dangerous substances in these working conditions. This can lead to lung problems such as Mesothelioma , Acute Myeloid Leukemia and other serious cancers and illnesses.
In Your Home- If your home is older, it may contain lead paint or you may live near an area that is being used to dispose of chemicals and this may affect your drinking water causing you to be exposed to benzene and other harmful chemicals that can cause you to develop cancer or other serious and even life-threatening illnesses or injuries.
In Your Medications- Sometimes certain medications can contain dangerous substances that the companies fail to properly warn you about about these dangers. This can lead to serious medical conditions such as cancer and the drug companies should be held responsible.
Following are specific chemicals and products that have caused devastating injuries for some of our clients:
Benzene: Benzene is a recognized carcinogenic product that is widely used in a range of manufacturing applications. It is commonly scene if fuel, rubber factories, paint and other industries. It has been linked to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s’ lymphoma.
Asbestos: Despite knowing its extreme danger, corporations continued to expose workers to asbestos for decades. It has been linked to asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma.
Lead Poisoning: A highly toxic substance, lead can create serious problems with both adults and children. It is commonly found in paint in older housing.
In addition to the above dangers, you can also develop problems and illnesses such as from denture cream, serious lung diseases such as chemical pneumonia, Silicosis, Black Lung, Bronchiolitis Obliterans or "popcorn lung" and many other lung problems due to long term exposure to certain harmful materials and substances.What Should I do if I Have Been Exposed to Toxic Substances?
If you feel that you or someone you love has been exposed to toxic substances then you should seek medical treatment. If a medical professional has determined that you have developed cancer or any other serious medical condition or injury as a result of the exposure, then you should contact one of our experienced Nashville toxic exposure lawyers at the Higgins Firm. We understand how difficult this must be for you and we will answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will also work with you to gather evidence such as medical records, documentation and any other material that may be needed for your case. Then our legal team will fight on your behalf to see to it that you get any compensation you may be entitled to for what you and your family have been through. We will also make sure the party responsible is held accountable for their actions.
Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.