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West Virginia Toxic Tort

Understanding Toxic Tort

Toxic tort refers to personal injuries that occur from exposure to toxic chemicals such as benzene, asbestos, manganese and others common in production industries for pharmaceuticals, energy and other industries. Since anyone who has been exposed to a toxic chemical can potentially suffer an injury as a result, there are ample scenarios where a toxic tort case may arise. For example, pharmaceutical toxic tort cases are often initiated in the form of a class action suit, because of the high number of victims who may have been taking the dangerous medication. In the case of occupational toxic tort, employees may seek damages from equipment manufacturers or other third parties responsible for the negligence that lead to exposure.

Unlike many other personal injury cases, toxic tort injuries often occur in the form of illnesses or conditions that develop over time or due to prolonged exposure, although short term exposure can also lead to injury. There are many different diseases that a victim may suffer such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, lymphoma, leukemia and other types of lung cancer or blood cancers. In many cases, substantial compensation may be recovered by a strong West Virginia personal injury attorney who understands how to execute the right strategy, in just the right way.

How can I raise a toxic tort case against a negligent party?

If you have suffered a personal injury in the workplace or at home due to an exposure to toxic chemicals in food, products, groundwater, or even in the air, you can seek the compensation you deserve in order to address the treatment of your injuries. Over 30 years of dedicated service to personal injury victims throughout West Virginia, Hartley Law Group, PLLC has brought many such toxic tort cases to a successful conclusion either via settlement or by court decision. While we are a group firm with a staff of highly-adept legal professionals available to assist, we prefer to keep our case load small so that we can give our clients all the attention they deserve. We often find that this extra focus leads to stronger cases for compensation and while we cannot guarantee a specific result, we will definitely work for the very best outcome possible.

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