Environmental exposure to toxic substances can lead to severe and sometimes
fatal health problems, as well as the long-term contamination of land,
water supplies, homes, and businesses. Environmental exposure or toxic
tort cases are very serious and require a law firm with the experience
and resources to take irresponsible and negligent corporations and businesses to trial.
Philadelphia toxic tort attorneys have
decades of experience successfully holding polluters accountable for their actions and recovering
financial compensation for victims of environmental exposure to hazardous
substances. If you or someone you love has suffered because of exposure
to a toxic substance, call us at (215) 278-4449.
We will evaluate your case free of charge!
Environmental Exposure & Toxic Torts
Environmental contamination may be the result of a single incident, such
as an oil spill or train accident, or years of progressive pollution,
such as when toxic agents seep into groundwater. Environmental exposure
to hazardous substances can occur in your home or in the workplace via
direct contact with toxins or through contaminated air, water, soil, or food.
Toxic substances can be pumped illegally into the soil, groundwater, or
even into lakes and streams. They can be released into the air or placed
in products for consumers to buy. Toxic substances can be found in the
food we eat, the water we drink, the toys we let our children play with,
and the homes we live in.
Types of Toxic Substances & Toxic Torts
Our nationally recognized toxic tort lawyers have substantive experience
representing victims of environmental exposure, and we have achieved noteworthy
victories for victims of:
Other toxic substances that have resulted in toxic tort lawsuits include:
- Asbestos poisoning
- Toxic mold
- Chinese drywall
- Carbon monoxide
Environmental Exposure & Health Problems
When a corporation or business disposes of toxic substances improperly,
serious and devastating injuries and illnesses can occur. This negligence
and irresponsibility shows a blatant disregard for the health and welfare
of the general public and those businesses should be held accountable
for their actions.
Environmental exposure to contaminants often contributes to long-term and
sometimes deadly medical conditions including:
- Birth defects
- Stillbirths and miscarriages
- Neurological disorders
- Organ damage
- Lung disease
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Aplastic anemia
In many cases, the effects of environmental contamination take years to
become evident. In cases in which the source of exposure to potential
toxins is apparent, medical monitoring may be necessitated to observe
those exposed and provide treatment as quickly as possible.
Although life-altering medical problems are a sadly frequent byproduct
of environmental contamination, toxins can also pose a long-term threat
to physical property, including homes, businesses, schools, and farmland.
Crops can become contaminated, animals can become poisoned, and property
devalued because of irresponsible pollution by large corporations.
Compensation in Toxic Tort Cases
Victims of environmental exposure to toxins often face substantial medical
bills and may require at-home care or lengthy rehabilitation that forces
them out of their jobs. Without their jobs, the financial damages can
be devastating to already struggling families, and many are forced into
bankruptcy or foreclosure.
Individuals and communities that have suffered due to environmental toxins
can seek compensation for their injuries and for other damages that have
occurred. Damages in toxic tort cases can include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Toxic torts may also involve punitive damages, which is money awarded beyond
actual damages and is meant to punish defendants for intentional or grossly
negligent behavior. If you would like to request a free case evaluation,
contact our legal team at (215) 278-4449.