New York Toxic Substance Exposure Lawyers
The New York toxic substance exposure lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, understand the complexities of toxic tort lawsuits. If you or someone you love is facing a health problem that has developed because of exposure to a dangerous substance, do not hesitate to contact us at (212) 779-0057.
After exposure to a toxic substance, people may be at risk of developing a life-threatening illness. In many cases, victims are not aware that they have been exposed until the symptoms begin to present themselves. Treatment is often available for those who have been sickened by toxic exposure, but it can be costly and cannot undo the needless suffering that one has already endured.
Toxic Tort Lawsuits
Recently, the public has become more aware of environmental health problems stemming from contamination and pollution. We are all victims when our environment is adversely affected. Toxic contamination usually affects everyone within a certain area, and therefore they may all be eligible to file a toxic tort lawsuit. The following are some such actions:
Occupational Toxic Torts
Toxic substances are commonly used for a wide range of applications, including manufacturing and refinement processes, and certain occupations put employees at an increased risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals that can cause serious health problems. Employers in these industries are responsible for helping reduce the risk of chemical accidents by adhering to strict safety protocol, but not all companies give this important duty the attention it deserves. If an employee is involved in a workplace incident involving a spill or contamination event, the negligent employer at fault may be held accountable for the worker’s damages.
Home-related Toxic Torts
Toxic substances in the home can be a serious issue for a homeowner and their family. Family members may develop severe health problems in their own home with little warning, and the source of the illness can be particularly difficult to find without a professional inspection of the house. In other situations, the illness may be caused by a dangerous consumer product, such as common items like pest sprays or products with dangerous levels of flame-retardant chemicals. In these situations, a homeowner may want to consider taking legal action against the party responsible for this toxic exposure.
Pharmaceutical Toxic Torts
When a patient is prescribed a drug, they should be able to expect a certain degree of efficacy and a definite lack of unexpected side effects. However, due to a variety of possible problems, a drug may cause exceedingly dangerous health problems. Whether from unreported side effects, dangerously unsafe storage and shipping mistakes, or improperly marked drugs, patients may be left seriously harmed by the very drugs that are meant to help them.
Toxic drug claims can become confusing in some cases, as several parties may possibly be responsible for a patient’s ailments. An injured patient may be entitled to pursue a claim against any responsible parties. However, the legal process of filing a toxic tort can be complicated, and may call for legal assistance.
Environmental Toxic Torts
Environmental toxic torts are filed by individuals and families harmed by the dangerous environmental practices of negligent companies or government organizations. Especially with the large number of businesses that operate around the New York area, pollution of the air, ground, and local water systems is unfortunately common and can seriously threaten a person’s health and well-being.
Environmental toxic torts can help individuals who have suffered serious health consequences because of pollution or waste management mistakes fight for the remuneration they need to cover a range of injury-related expenses. If successful, a claimant filing an environmental toxic tort may win compensation for his or her medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and even wages lost because of his or her ensuing health problems.
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The New York personal injury attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, are deeply committed to the representation of individuals, families, and communities who have been harmed by exposure to toxic substances, and we help victims seek compensation from the responsible parties for the pollution that caused toxic effects.
These chemicals and pollutants are often deadly, and it is therefore only right that the party responsible for the contamination should be held liable for the damage caused. To discuss the potential merits of legal action in your case, contact our offices by calling (212) 779-0057 today.