Chemical exposure can cause terrible health problems. Sometimes, people may not realize they’ve been exposed to toxins until they are extremely sick. When people are facing exposure and those responsible for their safety don’t take measures to protect the people from the chemicals or warn them about the chemicals’ presence, the results can be fatal. If you or a loved one has been exposed to dangerous chemicals, you can seek help from a Morris toxic exposure lawyer. Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP has represented those who were wrongfully injured and has fought for their rights for fair compensation. We can fight for you as well.
We understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with an illness caused by toxins. You’ll likely need to start medical treatment as soon as possible after you have a diagnosis. The thought of balancing your health with a legal matter could seem like too much, but that’s where we can help take some of the weight off your shoulders. Our attorneys will represent your best interests so you don’t have to worry about the financial losses of the illness. Having an experienced attorney in your corner taking the necessary measures to pursue your claim can provide you with peace of mind so you can concentrate on your treatment.
What Damage Can Toxic Exposure Cause?
You can be exposed to toxins through:
- Breathing in contaminated air
- Touching a surface with toxins
- Getting splashed or sprayed with chemicals
For example, let’s look at toxic exposure when it affects your skin. If a dangerous chemical harms your skin, you may see the damage in different ways. Some chemicals may cause burns or abrasions. The chemical could cause pain, itching, or redness. The area could also blister. However, these are injuries you can see. There may be some issues you don’t notice until later. Some chemicals may cause skin cancer to develop.
When you consider the damage chemicals could do to your other organs and systems, it can become terrifying. Chemicals that harm your nervous system could affect brain function, your cardiovascular system which includes your heart and blood flow, and your respiratory system which could mean your lungs are harmed. Toxic exposure can also cause issues with pregnancy. Someone may have difficulty getting pregnant or the chemicals could harm the fetus.
Unfortunately, sometimes illnesses from toxic exposure are terminal. This is devastating news to anyone and their family and they deserve to know they can get justice. Your Morris lawyer will assess your medical records and see how the toxic exposure harmed you and how it’s affected your life. We’ll fight for you to get fair compensation that covers your financial losses from the illness or injury.
You may be wondering where you were exposed to hazardous chemicals. Let’s take a look at how exposure happens.
Where Can Toxic Exposure Occur?
When someone suffers from toxic exposure, it can come from a number of sources. For some, toxic exposure happens over a period of time, meaning they’re in consistent contact with the toxic chemical. The long-term exposure can be what causes their injury or illness. This can happen if the person’s line of work puts them in contact with hazardous chemicals.
The following industries often deal with dangerous chemicals:
- Research (lab work)
Those in charge of employees working in these fields are supposed to take measures to protect workers from toxic exposure. The safety procedures could include properly handling and disposing of the chemicals, educating workers about the chemicals and how to stay safe, and giving them proper clothing or equipment to stay protected. When businesses or supervisors cut corners and don’t take these steps, they’re putting their employees lives at risk.
However, there are other ways that you can be exposed to toxins that doesn’t deal with your occupation. Sometimes, toxins can get into the environment through an accident. A chemical spill, leak, or an accident involving a vehicle transporting chemicals could allow toxins to get into the environment. They can affect the air or seep into the ground and contaminate local vegetation and water.
If people live near where the accident occurred, it can be very difficult to avoid exposure. They may not have anywhere else to go. The scope of the toxic damage could be unclear, so residents who live further away may think they’re safe but they’re being affected and won’t know it.
No matter how your exposure occurred, you can take measures to stand up for yourself. Our Morris attorneys can help.
Protect Your Rights with a Personal Injury Lawyer
You may have missed work or are unable to return to work and have medical expenses to pay. Dealing with these matters are difficult enough but are even more so when you’re in treatment for an illness. If you or a loved one has suffered from toxic exposure, you deserve to explore and pursue your legal options.
Our attorneys will determine who was responsible for your exposure. While it could be an individual, there may be some cases where a company was the negligent party. We’re not intimidated by large companies and will help you stand up for your rights and hold them accountable.
Reach out to our offices today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We stand ready to work together with you to find out the best options for you. You’ll be able to move forward knowing our attorneys are at your side.