Toxic, Chemical, and Hazardous Waste Injuries
New York Toxic Tort Lawyers
Injuries and illnesses caused by prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals can force victims to face many serious hardships. Victims of prolonged chemical exposure can suffer debilitating sicknesses, such as Mesothelioma, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Lead Poisoning, and Manganism. If not treated soon enough, many of these illnesses can prove fatal. Furthermore, individuals who have become sick due to prolonged toxic exposure may be forced to face severe financial strain. Many of the illnesses caused by chemical poisoning require victims to undergo numerous medical procedures, resulting in costly bills. These illnesses may also force victims to miss work for extended periods of time, resulting in lost wages. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our toxic tort lawyers understand the hardships that can accompany continued exposure to toxic chemicals. We realize that in many cases these sicknesses could have been avoided had another individual not acted negligently. As a result, our lawyers are committed to pursuing maximum compensation for individuals who have suffered from prolonged toxic exposure due to another's negligence.
Have you or someone you love suffered a severe illness due to prolonged chemical exposure? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free review of your legal options, call (212) 406-1700 or contact us online.
Is Your Illness Grounds for a Lawsuit?
In order to recover compensation for the damages they suffered, victims of toxic exposure must be able to prove that another individual or entity's negligence was responsible for their illness. In order to prove that an individual or entity acted negligently, the victim must show that they had and violated a duty of care. A duty of care is a legal obligation that an individual or entity has to act with a certain degree of care when performing potentially harmful tasks. For instance, if a landlord fails to address or warn their tenants about lead paint, they may be found liable for any injury or illness the tenant suffers from prolonged exposure to lead paint. Furthermore, the plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant's negligence was directly responsible for their sickness. Lastly, the plaintiff's illness or injury must have caused them to suffer either economic or non-economic damages.
Individuals with any of the following illnesses may have suffered from
prolonged toxic exposure and have grounds for a lawsuit:
Asbestos Related Diseases
Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is usually caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Individuals who are diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma rarely recover, typically living no more than 11 months following a diagnosis. Victims of Mesothelioma may have grounds for a claim if the sickness was caused due to prolonged exposure in the workplace or due to a landlord's negligence.
Benzene Related Diseases: Sicknesses such as Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Aplastic Anemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, can be the result of prolonged exposure to Benzene. Prolonged exposure to benzene can be caused by inhalation of certain glues, paints, furniture waxes, and detergents.
Manganism: Manganism is similar to Parkinson's disease as it can be identified by tremors, slow nervous response, and in some cases paralysis. It is typically caused by inhalation of Manganese fumes.
How Can a Lawyer Help You?
Due to the complexity of toxic, chemical, and hazardous waste lawsuits, it is important that victims of prolonged chemical exposure hire a lawyer. The nature of prolonged exposure cases make them difficult to try, as symptoms may not show themselves for 10-20 years after the exposure. As a result, it is within the best interest of prolonged exposure victims to hire an experienced attorney. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our firm has the manpower and resources necessary to try chemical exposure cases. We will handle every aspect of the case including interviewing witnesses, filing the lawsuit, hiring investigators and medical experts, and pursuing maximum compensation in court. Our firm has a history of securing successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, many of which are worth over $1 million.
If you or someone you love has suffered an illness from prolonged chemical exposure, call an attorney immediately. You may have grounds to file a lawsuit. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool are offer free consultations to chemical exposure victims. To see if you have grounds for a case, call (212) 406-1700 or fill out our case review form.