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Toxic Exposure and Toxic Torts

Exposure to harmful substances like lead, chemical fumes, and asbestos can cause serious health problems like cancer and other degenerative diseases. Big companies that manufacture pesticides, fuels, and other items that produce toxic byproducts may say that these incidents are risks you must take when living in a big city. 

But there are regulations and environmental codes that they must comply with for public safety. If they are negligent in complying with these, and it leads to injury, they could be held liable. 

If you or a loved one have developed diseases or became ill from exposure to any toxins or contaminants in the State of New York, call the Porter Law Group today for a free consultation and help evaluate your case.

New York Toxic Exposure and Toxic Torts Attorneys 

Toxic torts are lawsuits that a group of defendants can file against companies who manufacture and spread harmful substances that cause health issues upon exposure. 

At The Porter Law Group, our skilled personal injury lawyers are dedicated to advocating for victims of toxic exposure. We understand the devastating impact that exposure to hazardous substances can have on your health and well-being. We are committed to holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Contact us today at 833-PORTER9 or email info@porterlawteam.com to schedule a free consultation. We can help you get the answers, and financial compensation you deserve. 

What are Toxic Exposure and Toxic Torts?

Toxic exposure happens when harmful chemicals leak outside their designated containment areas, causing health issues in the general public. This can also happen when employees of chemical plants are not properly equipped with safety equipment, resulting in the development of health issues. 

Factories and plants that dispose of their byproducts and wastes irresponsibly, or cut corners during production, neglecting environment and safety standards, can cause the following substances to leak into residential areas and public places:

  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Lead
  • Chemical powders
  • Asbestos
  • Acids
  • Smoke
  • Chemical fumes
  • Other industrial chemicals

Toxic torts involve legal claims arising from exposure to dangerous chemicals, pollutants, or other harmful substances that cause injury, illness, or property damage. These substances can be encountered in various settings, such as the workplace, homes, or the environment.

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What Health Problems Does Toxic Exposure Cause? 

Injuries and health issues resulting from toxic exposure can include:

  • Skin irritation
  • Respiratory problems
  • Severe brain damage
  • Cancer
  • Even wrongful death

Prominent cases of toxic exposure and toxic torts include the Bayer glyphosate cancer case for the herbicide “roundup” which has cost them millions of dollars in settlements. Another similar case is the Talcum Powder Lawsuit involving Johnson and Johnson, in which their popular baby powder product was linked to cancer. 

Seeking Compensation for Your Losses

If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to toxic exposure from harmful products, negligently handled waste products, or negligent production practices, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Property damage
  • Wrongful death

Toxic exposure and toxic torts cases can be daunting. You are not up against another private citizen or a small business that wronged you. These lawsuits may implicate multiple companies involved in the production, distribution, and marketing of harmful substances. Even equipment manufacturers whose products failed to protect their customers may also be implicated. 

Large multinational drug companies or international fertilizer producers have nearly bottomless resources at their disposal. They might simply ignore you or offer you the least amount of compensation possible. Do not allow yourself to be short-changed. The personal injury lawyers at the Porter Law Group are ready to stand for you and help you defend your rights. 

The Importance of Experienced Legal Representation

Toxic exposure and toxic torts cases can be complex and challenging, often involving multiple parties, extensive scientific evidence, and lengthy legal proceedings. It's essential to have a knowledgeable and experienced toxic tort attorney on your side who can navigate the intricacies of these cases and fight for your rights. You will be dealing with powerful companies who have deep pockets. It is important to have legal representation that will not be intimidated. 

The Porter Law Group is no stranger to these types of challenges. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars* for New Yorkers who fell victim to the negligence of others. We have a proven track record of delivering financial compensation for our clients, whether through negotiated settlements, or court battles. 

Contact The Porter Law Group Today

If you suspect that you or a loved one have been harmed by exposure to toxic substances, don't wait to seek legal help. Contact The Porter Law Group today at 833-PORTER9 or info@porterlawteam.com to schedule a free consultation.

We are here to listen to your story, provide guidance, and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Let us be your advocates in your pursuit of accountability and recovery.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome

Last Updated on June 7, 2024 by Eric C. Nordby
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