Why You Should Take Legal Action When Exposed to Harmful Substances
At best, exposure to a toxic substance can create temporary illness and
physical discomfort. At worst, it can cost you your life. Even if your
life is not necessarily on the line, you may still suffer physically and
emotionally, be forced out of work for a time, and end up with a stack
of medical bills. Because of the potential for serious personal harm in
any instance of chemical exposure, it is imperative that you know how
to act when another person’s negligence causes you to come into
contact with a harmful chemical or material.
Signs You May Have Come into Contact with Dangerous Chemicals
There are a number of ways you can come into contact with poisonous chemicals,
and all of them have the potential to create lasting physical and mental
impairment, and even death. It can happen in virtually any context, including
the workplace, your personal residence, restaurants, and more. You can
also experience adverse side effects when taking prescription pharmaceutical
drugs or when using consumer products that have not been adequately tested
and approved. In your home, you can also come in contact with dangerous
natural substances such as mold, mildew, and mercury and suffer painful
Regardless of the source, contact with hazardous substances can produce
an assortment of symptoms. If you have worked in close proximity to asbestos,
benzene, mercury, lead, paints, acids, or other potentially dangerous
chemicals, you may experience any number of symptoms. These are typically
similar to those you may experience after breathing in mold, using unsafe
household chemicals, or inhaling lead particles from indoor paint.
Poisonous materials often produce symptoms similar to those of other illnesses.
As a result, many people inaccurately self-diagnose and continue to be
harmed by hazardous substances, multiplying suffering in the long run.
However, quickly identifying the root of toxic exposure can prevent further
mental, physical, and personal damage.
Talk to your doctor immediately if you are experiencing any of the following:
- More or less frequent urination
- Lethargy and weakness
- Coughing and other respiratory irritation
- Chest tightness
- Psychological changes in mood, personality, behavior
- Seizures or convulsions
- Dizziness or confusion
- Irritated or itchy skin (unusual occurrence of rashes, changes in color,
swelling in certain places)
Let Our Experienced Class Action Attorneys Handle Your Toxic Tort Case
Most instances of chemical exposure, especially those that result in severe
bodily harm and death, are preventable. They often occur because another
party (such as an employer, pharmaceutical drug manufacturer, construction
company, etc.) was careless, negligent, or deceitful and failed to ensure
proper safety standards. When this failure hurts more than one person,
similarly affected consumers, employees, and other groups can rally together
to hold the responsible parties accountable for the results of their mistakes.
Golomb & Honik, P.C. exists to provide justice for you and offer means of recourse to average
consumers who are harmed by corporations, manufacturers, and other groups
with more money and power. Our
Philadelphia consumer class action lawyers know your recovery depends in large part on recovering compensation for
damages, and we are committed to doing everything we can to make it happen.
We can also help you determine whether there are already similar complaints
against the parties responsible for your toxic chemical exposure and related
ailments, in order to allow you to participate in any class actions and
recover compensation for damages.
No matter the circumstances of your exposure to a toxic substance, our
team at Golomb & Honik, P.C. is prepared to evaluate your case. Take
advantage of our complimentary consultations by sending us an email, or call us at (215) 278-4449 today.