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Toxic Exposure

Fort Lauderdale toxic tort lawyer David I. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience in successfully representing accident victims, their families and friends who have sustained and suffered serious bodily injuries because of exposure to dangerous chemicals, substances, or drugs at home or at work.

The United States of America is a highly industrial nation ran by capitalism. This structure of commerce is excellent and rewards the hard-working and innovative, however, it brings negative aspects as well. Corporate greed is an overwhelming issue in the United States. With this issue stems a myriad of problems which affect the poor, the environment, and the country. Negligent acts such as running inaccurate tests, allowing dangerous substances into food, water, or consumer goods, not disposing of dangerous substances properly, and other short cuts have caused the levels of toxic substances in our environment to be at an all time high. If you discover that toxic materials are contributing or causing your illness, you may be eligible for compensation. By contacting a lawyer, you can learn more about what to do if you have been affected.

What is a toxic tort?

A toxic tort is an injury caused by some sort of toxic substance or material. These substances enter the ground, air, and water of communities and have caused many serious injuries and conditions including:

  • Lung cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Brain and organ damage
  • Birth defects

Common methods of exposure to toxins

  • Improper disposal in landfills
  • Unlined landfills
  • Nuclear factories
  • Polluted water sources
  • Exposure to toxins at work

How to be compensated for your injuries

Regardless of your injury or whether it was preventable, if you are a toxic exposure victim you are well within your legal rights to file a personal injury law suits. As your case is investigated and links are drawn toward specific substances and its source, courts can award you compensation to cover costs of medical bills, emotional trauma costs, and even family or collateral damage costs. Typically, toxic exposure cases become class action suits, due to the widespread nature of the problem.

How toxic exposure cases work

Toxic exposure litigation is extremely complex. Cases typically surface years after exposure, are difficult to prove, and evidence is destroyed, lost, or compromised over the years. Luckily, victims need only prove the likeliness of their case. Some of the most common toxic exposures include:

  • Asbestos: leads to respiratory and gastrointestinal disease and a cancer known as mesothelioma.
  • Chemicals and cosmetics found in household disinfectants, solvents, and personal cosmetics.
  • Hazardous and Toxic Waste-Improper disposal of hazardous industry waste leads to groundwater contamination.
  • Medical Devices-faulty medical equipment used for blood work, surgical implants, prosthetic devices, and hospital furniture.
  • Pesticides.
  • Defective Drugs.
  • Radiation and Electromagnetic Energy-There has been some evidence linking electromagnetic fields to various forms of cancer.
  • Tobacco and cigarettes.
  • Toxic Mold.
  • Thimerosal- is a preservative used to prevent spoiling in over 30 common vaccines.

Unfortunately, in many cases, the effects of toxic torts cannot be reversed. That’s why it is in you best interest to try to reduce exposure on your own. Here are a few tips for keeping risk low:

Do not purchase or rent a home near a chemical plant, rail yard, oil refinery, landfill, or body of water that flows by any of these places:

  • Avoid rooms with lead paint, particularly if you have young children
  • Have a building thoroughly inspected for toxic substances – from mold to asbestos – before you move in
  • Carefully read all the ingredients of cleaning products, etc. Properly discard of all products containing dangerous substances
  • Consult with your doctor about the risks of working around such products
  • Do independent research at the library, through the Department of Public Health

David I. Fuchs will also represent you for injuries that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
  2. Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
  3. Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
  4. Mental anguish and emotional distress, death
  5. Those injuries caused by a collision with a driver that is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs

After a collision or other accident caused by the negligence of another it is imperative to call the police to the accident scene, and seek immediate medical treatment. It is then important to seek legal counsel to protect your legal rights by calling Florida spinal cord injury lawyer David I. Fuchs who will take your call and speak with you immediately about your accident and spinal cord or other injuries and damages. Florida spinal cord injury lawyer David I. Fuchs will then stand ready to fight for you to see that you get compensation for your pain and suffering, any lost wages and medical bills.

Call injury lawyer David I. Fuchs Toll Free at (800) 570-2858 for a free consultation to discuss your injury accident case. You may also write to Fort Lauderdale toxic tort attorney David I. Fuchs by filling out the form on the “Contact Us” page.”

If you cannot come to us South Florida spinal cord injury lawyer David I. Fuchs will send a representative to see you. We speak English and Spanish. Se habla ingles y espanol. Llame David Fuchs Florida abogado de heridas.

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