What Exactly Is a Toxic Tort?
When Toxic Chemicals Cause Injury or Illness, Call (888)510-6547
A toxic tort refers to personal injuries that occur from exposure to toxic
chemicals such as
asbestos, manganese and others common in production industries for pharmaceuticals,
energy, and other industries. Because 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 an experienced
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 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 38 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 caseload 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.
If exposure to toxic chemicals caused injury or illness to you or your
loved ones, contact
Hartley Law Group, PLLC via
online form or call (888)510-6547 to schedule a free initial consultation.