TOXIC EXPOSURE


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Toxic Tort Cases

A toxic tort or toxic exposure case is a specific type of personal injury that occurs as a result of the exposure to toxic materials or chemicals. Many people are unknowingly exposed to dangerous substances at their workplace or home and only discover the past exposure after they have been diagnosed with a type of cancer that is associated with the toxic material.

Exposure to a toxic material even in very short doses or duration can lead to severe health consequences, as each persons body may be more or less susceptible to cancer. Toxic exposure can lead to specific types of cancer and other illnesses as shown in the chart below.  

Occupational Toxic Exposure 

Occupational toxic tort cases are the most common because industrial workers are more likely to face long-term exposure to toxic chemicals. Workers in certain industries face a higher risk of exposure than the average person.

For example, farm workers may be exposed to large amounts of pesticides, including Glyphosate, a known cancer-causing agent. Fracking employees may be exposed to Benzene, a very dangerous substance. Workers in the steel and auto industry may have been exposed to asbestos for many years.

Without proper safety equipment and respiratory protection, employees and consumers may inhale toxic fumes that can lead to acute illness or chronic lung disease and cancers. Many cases of lung disease originate in workplace exposure of asbestos or other toxins. 

The Lyon Firm has 15 years of experience handling cases involving toxic exposure.  

Joe has represented plaintiffs in Asbestos, Pharmaceutical, Benzene, Radiation, Talc, Roundup, and Lead Paint litigation. 

The Firm handles cases on contingency fees advancing all costs of the case and accepts the financial risk of the litigation to allow the clients access to court and reduce the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare needs. 

The Firm does not seek reimbursement for fees or costs in the event of a non-recovery. 

Ohio Toxic Exposure Attorney

TOXIC EXPOSURE IN OUR HOMES

Household chemicals, including disinfectants and common garden pesticides may cause serious illness, and even cancer in some cases. Children also have a greater likelihood of exposure as a result of play habits and behavior. Toxic lead paint is the most common form of toxic exposure within the home.  

Toxins have also been known to enter the household from parents working certain jobs with dangerous chemical exposures. Studies have shown a relationship between secondary lead poisoning and asbestos related lung cancer from a parent’s workplace exposure to toxins.  

Toxic Exposure & Related Cancer

This chart contains illnesses linked to toxic exposure to specific products or chemicals. To see if you have a case Click Here

Roundup

Roundup is the world’s most widely used pesticide. Roundup contains the active ingredient glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical that inhibits protein synthesis in plants.

ILLNESSES THAT CORRELATE: 

  • MESOTHELIOMA
  • SLL
  • CLL

Benzene

Benzene often exposes auto mechanics, printers and paper mill workers, gas station employees, truck drivers, rubber and tire workers, and barge workers to harmful chemicals.

ILLNESSES THAT CORRELATE: 

Radiation

Those in the aerospace and nuclear industries, and those working or living in Fernald, Ohio could suffer from radiation-related cancers.

ILLNESSES THAT CORRELATE: 

•    GLIOBLASTOMA—BRAIN TUMORS

Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that was first utilized in the early 1900s for its insulating abilities, fire-resistant properties, and durability. It has been estimated that over 30 million tons of asbestos was used in the American industrial yards, homes, schools, shipyards, and other workplaces.

Lead Paint

Toxic lead-based paint is one of the leading causes of lead poisoning in the United States. According to data from the CDC, there are about 250,000 children under the age of 5 suffering from lead paint poisoning in the USA.

ILLNESSES THAT CORRELATE: 

  • ANEMIA
  • BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS
  • HEARING LOSS
  • HYPERACTIVITY
  • ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
  • LEARNING DISABILITIES
  • MENTAL RETARDATION
  • NEUROLOGICAL AND RENAL DAMAGE
  • STUNTED GROWTH

Talcum Powder

Talc is a common household item that sits on the shelves of most American homes in some form. There is evidence supplied by attorneys at trial that suggests some Baby Powder products have been contaminated with asbestos in the past, and may be associated with consumer ovarian cancer.

Questions about Toxic Exposure

Does Property contamination count as toxic exposure?

PROPERTY CONTAMINATION & TOXIC EXPOSURE

In the last ten years, the most famous types of toxic exposure cases involve property damage claims due to oil spills. Most notably, the BP Spill in the Gulf of Mexico damaged the environment and cost local business owners billions of dollars due to the impact on the local economy. 

Whether the damages are financial or a combination of financial and human losses suffered due to a personal injury, toxic tort litigation exists to compensate those individuals and their families who have been harmed through no fault of their own.

Often people are unknowingly exposed to a dangerous substance and only discover the exposure once they have been diagnosed with a serious illness associated with the toxic material. While the government often levies fines when companies violate certain regulations, the civil justice system solely provide for the families human losses, property damage, or business losses.

Toxic Exposure Settlements

LEAD PAINT EXPOSURE

(Hamilton County, Ohio): Confidential Settlement. Lead Counsel in a case that involved secondary lead exposure to two children. Their father worked at a local recycling plant that routinely recycled computer equipment. The company violated numerous OSHA regulations related to providing safety equipment and clothing to prevent lead particles from being transferred home. As a result, the Plaintiffs father transferred lead dust to his children who then suffered lead poisoning. The case was covered extensively by the Cincinnati news media and referenced in peer-reviewed medical literature. The settlement will provide educational needs to the children who suffered neurological injuries due the exposure.

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