Toxic Exposure Lawyer and Workplace Safety Attorney reviews chemical inhalation injury, chemical burns and chemical hazard injury for plaintiffs nationwide
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:
- Lead Paint
- Methylene Chloride
- Welding Injuries
- Acrylic Dust
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.
If you or a loved one suffered a chemical inhalation injury, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio workplace toxic exposure lawyer, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding chemical inhalation injury lawsuits.