Toxic substance injuries, also called “toxic torts,” can cause serious, lifelong injuries that can ultimately be fatal.
These injuries can occur from carbon monoxide, chemicals, toxic mold, lead paint, asbestos, and a variety of other toxic substances. Usually, signs of toxic-related ailments only surface long after exposure. Therefore, it is crucial to retain a New Jersey personal injury attorney who knows how to prove that your injury is directly linked to your exposure from years ago.
Exposure to Toxic Substances
As we all know, industrial workers are at a higher risk of being exposed to toxic substances than most other people. Moreover, they have a greater risk of developing medical conditions and diseases as a result of prolonged exposure to these toxic substances.
However, college dorm rooms implementing asbestos and certain homes have also become a place where serious medical conditions develop due to exposure.
After all, toxic substances in construction materials and exposure to mold and pesticides have been known to cause serious illnesses.
Types of Toxic Torts
Although mesothelioma and asbestos exposure has been made popular by attorneys advertising on television, there are many other injuries that you may be suffering from and can be compensated for.
Situations that might lead to toxic substance injuries include:
- Being Around Industrial Alcohols
- Breathing in Toxic Chemicals While in a Factory or on the Job
- Cleaning Up Chemical Spills
- Coming into Contact With Materials from Highway Spills
- Exposure to Heavy Metals (like Lead, Mercury, Tungsten, Silica, or Manganese)
- Exposure to Nuclear Waste
- Exposure to Radiation
One Big Sign That You Have a Toxic Substance Injury
If you recently developed cancer and used to be exposed to a large amount of toxic chemicals in the workplace on a regular basis, it is likely that you may have a claim against the company who manufactured the chemicals as well as your prior employer.
It is important to understand that America is facing a cancer epidemic, which is partly due to men and women being exposed to toxic chemicals on the job.
This kind of exposure does not just happen to construction workers. Certain individuals directly involved with dry cleaning are often exposed to benzene and other cancer causing chemicals.
Accordingly, it is extremely imperative to monitor the chemicals that you surround yourself with and any medical ailments that could be caused by them, regardless of what your profession is.
What Should You Do?
If you or a person you know was exposed to any of the above-mentioned chemicals and has now developed cancer or a medical ailment that you believe to be attributable to the exposure, contact Adam H. Rosenblum of Rosenblum Law. He will do everything in his power to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve and that your legal rights are protected. E-mail or call today at 973-594-6552.