CHEMICAL INHALATION


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Toxic chemical substances can injure consumers and workers in several forms, including sprays, mists, fumes, solids, dusts, vapors and gases. Each form may present a different hazard by how it causes harm. For example, liquid solvents can give off toxic vapors, and sometimes they cannot be smelled or detected.

Common solvents and workplace products like Liquid Wrench and Safety Kleen have been implicated in serious respiratory injury, and toxic exposure lawsuits have been filed on behalf of injured plaintiffs. Certain household and industrial cleaning products may be very dangerous, though their warnings may not be sufficient. Even laundry pods have led to serious injury for consumers.

The effects of a toxic chemical on your body may be the result of acute or chronic exposure. Acute (short-term) exposure will be evident very quickly, whereas long-term exposure to some toxins will result in permanent illnesses or cancers.

Joe Lyon is an experienced toxic exposure lawyer and workplace safety attorney reviewing household and industrial chemical hazard injury and toxic exposure for plaintiffs nationwide.


Chemical Exposure Lung Injury


There are numerous industrial and household chemicals capable of causing Workplace Ventilation Risks, as well as chemical burns and more severe conditions like cancer. Common household chemicals and industrial toxins include:

Inhalation Lung Injury


Symptoms of an inhalation injury will vary depending on which gas or chemical is inhaled and the duration of exposure. Symptoms may include irritation of the eyes, nose or throat and a shortness of breath. Chest x-rays and breathing tests can determine how much lung damage has occurred after chemical exposure.

Gases may severely irritate the lungs and cause immediate symptoms, while others damage the lungs and tissue slowly. Early warning signs of exposure may not exist, and can cause inflammation of the small airways or lead to fluid accumulation in the lungs.

Inhalation injury and chemical hazard injury may also include a chemical burn or an allergic response that leads to inflammation and scarring. Other inhaled gases may cause a general poisoning of the body as they displace oxygen in the blood and limit the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues.


Chemical Inhalation Injury Lawsuits


If an employer fails to warn employees of chemical risks or fails to provide protective equipment and information about toxic substances and an injury or illness results, you may be able to recover compensation related to medical costs, lost wages, long-term disability and emotional distress.

The Lyon Firm works with plaintiffs nationwide to protect workers and seek compensation when employers fail to provide protective safety gear or follow OSHA safety guidelines.


Can I File a Lawsuit?


Each toxic exposure case is different and will require an experienced legal team to investigate the cause of injury. The Lyon Firm works with medical and industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury, and will seek compensation and damages from the liable party.

Employers may be liable for a failure to protect their employees or provide basic safety equipment. Also, chemical manufacturers may be responsible for providing proper warnings on the toxicity of their products.

It is is important to document your use of any product and save any medical records following a chemical inhalation injury.

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Why are these cases important?

Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.

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Questions about Industrial Accident Cases

What are the types of Industrial Accident Cases?

Equipment rollovers and falls are the main causes of injury and death in industry. For workers on foot, being struck by heavy equipment or trucks are major causes of death.

Vehicle and forklift overturns are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities. Each year in the United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents.

Falls on the job are no less fatal. In the United States each year, over 500 workers die as a result of falls from elevations.

Other preventable events include the following:

What is an Arc Flash Injury?

Arc flash accidents are an electrical occurrence when an electrical current deviates from its designated path and travels to another conductor. If a worker is hit by an arc flash or is even near one, they are likely to suffer severe electrical injury.

Anything from dropping a tool to faulty wiring can cause an arc flash accident. Poorly maintained materials or electrical systems can lead to arc flash incidents. An electric shock, burns, fires and damage is likely following an arc flash. Employers are urged to protect workers from arc flash injury, with the following prevention methods:

  • De-energize electrical circuits while working
  • Use proper insulation and guarding
  • Provide workers with work barricades
  • Install adequate ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Provide workers with personal safety equipment
  • Place warning labels regarding arc flash hazards
Can product liability be included in industrial accident litigation?

Each year, industrial accidents generate millions in settlements and verdicts for victims. Product liability issues cannot be discounted. In many past incidents, industrial equipment has been found to be inherently flawed. If machinery is found to have a faulty design or missing safety components, victims and their attorneys can file suit against large industrial manufacturers.

The legal options will depend on what caused the industrial accident and injury. Industrial accident injuries are usually permanent and should be addressed by a lawyer qualified in complex personal injury matters. Mr. Lyon has successfully litigated numerous industrial injury cases and obtained settlements for workers, over and beyond their workers comp.

Why should I hire The Lyon Firm?

Our Firm will help you find the answers.  The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Industrial Accident Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Industrial accident lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury.  Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in personal injury,  automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence casesThe cases have involved successfully litigating against some of  the largest companies in the world.

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