The air around us and the substances and products we encounter should not cause undue harm. When you are injured by a toxic substance such as mold, wallboard, lead paint, faulty medical devices such as hip implants, or medications, you have the right to seek compensation for the injury you suffered. Exposure to toxic substances and products can lead to substantial economic and physical harm. You may be able to bring a lawsuit against the company whose actions destroyed your environment and compromised your health. These types of lawsuits are often referred to as toxic tort lawsuits.
Exposure to a toxic substance can happen while you are at work, at home, or in any other location where you come into contact with material that can harm you. Toxic substances can cause an immediate harmful reaction, and also may result in long-term problems and health issues.
Some examples of the types of substances or situations that are known to cause dangerous side effects and harm include:
- Insecticides and other pesticides
- Toxic mold
- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
- Chemical spills
- Contaminated groundwater
- Contaminants or toxins held in underground storage tanks
- Improperly maintained oil and gas wells
- Chinese wallboard
Toxic tort exposure cases are often complex and require a detailed medical analyses. If you or a loved one believe you have an illness, injury, or other side effect due to an exposure to a toxic material, do not hesitate to investigate whether you may be able to bring a claim for your injuries. You only have a limited amount of time to file your claim.