The term “toxic exposure” refers to an exposure to a hazardous chemical, gas, pharmaceutical, pesticide, workplace toxin or substance, or environmental pollutant. The experienced personal injury trial lawyers at Adams Legal Group, PLLC have handled a multitude of claims involving exposure to chemicals, dusts and other toxins and harmful chemicals.
Morgantown WV Toxic Tort Lawyers
A “toxic tort refers to the wrongful conduct of one party in exposing another to the hazardous substance, thus causing them some injury or harm. In many cases, the toxic exposure is cumulative and the deleterious effects are not immedicately known or recognized, but only manifest after a substantial amount of time has lapsed, which is often the case with repeated exposure to substances such as asbestos, silicon dust, coal dust and many environmental pollutants. In these cases, a single exposure may not cause any noticeable or immediate harm; however, repeated exposure on account of the environment or workplace where encountered, may lead to systemic injuries to the person exposed.
Depending on the substance and the manner in which it is encountered or handled, the systemic compromise can be through different pathways. For instance, asbestos, silicon dust and coal dust are known to be harmful when inhaled into the lungs. On the other hand, some coal washing chemicals are reputed to be harmful by virtue of inhalation and through contact with the skin. Evnironmental pollutants can be airborn or can come in the form of drinking water contaminants. The systemic harm from these toxins can effect the body and organ systems in a multitude of ways, affecting not only the lungs, but can affect the brain, the nervous system, basic bodily functions, and manifest in all forms of diseases and ill-conditions.
Common Toxic Exposure Ailments
- Hodgkins Disease
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Multiple myeloma
- Occupational Pneumoconiosis
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with one of these ailments and believe that it may have been caused by exposure to a toxic substance, resulting from the carelessness or negligence of another, please call us today for a free initial evaluation of your potential claim – (304) 381-2166.
*pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, another name for silicosis, is reputed by some authorities to be the longest word in the English language, but most reliable sources, such as a dictionary refers to it as either an off-hand, obscure or factitious word.