Cleveland Toxic Exposure Lawyers

Cleveland, Ohio Attorneys for Victims of Toxic Exposure Injuries

Exposure to toxic substances can be extremely dangerous and even deadly for those who find themselves in such a situation. Manufacturers, corporations, employers, and property owners must all take reasonable precautions to prevent the public from being exposed to harmful chemicals and substances, and when they fail to do so, they can be held liable for their negligence. If you or someone you love has suffered injury, illness, or death from exposure to toxic materials, you may have a valid claim against the responsible party. A toxic torts lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you deserve for the preventable harm you experienced.

At Joseph Law Group, our Cleveland personal injury attorneys have been helping clients in Ohio recover financial compensation for damages resulting from someone else’s negligence for 20 years now. We know what it takes to fight for victims of personal injury in a variety of claims, including those involving toxic exposure cases. For a free consultation with an experienced attorney from our Cleveland, OH law firm, give us a call at (216) 522-1600.

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What is Toxic Exposure?

According to the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, toxic exposure is defined as “a direct or an indirect contact with any natural or man-made substances or agents that can lead to deleterious changes in body structure or function, including illness or death.” In other words, it is when an individual is exposed to toxic materials in the environment, either through physical touch or inhalation of fumes, that can potentially cause health complications or death. This may be the result of both long-term exposure to harmful chemicals or even acute exposure

When toxic or chemical exposure results in harm to a person and another party or entity could have prevented this situation from occurring, the victim may have what is called a toxic tort claim. Toxic torts are a type of litigation wherein private citizens may seek financial recompense for their injury or illness. When toxic exposure leads to the death of an individual, families may also seek wrongful death damages in these situations. 

At Joseph Law Group, we handle both personal injury and wrongful death claims in Ohio resulting from toxic exposure. If you believe you have a toxic tort case, we highly encourage you to call our Cleveland, OH office to learn more about your legal rights and options moving forward.

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Common Toxic Exposure Claims

A toxic exposure claim can fall under several different legal categories, including product liability claims, premises liability claims, and workers’ compensation claims.

Product Liability

Companies and product manufacturers have a legal responsibility to ensure their products are safe for consumers. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Defective medical devices, toxic household agents, dangerous drugs, and other products can and historically have resulted in injuries and illnesses in innocent consumers. RoundUp Weed Killer, for example, has been linked to thousands of injuries and illnesses such as cancer and birth defects. Another example is Talcum powder, which has been found to contain asbestos and has led to thousands of women being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Lead poisoning, which can cause organ damage, anemia, and death, is yet another common product liability claim resulting from exposure to lead paint.

Premises Liability

Toxic tort cases may also be the result of unsafe premises. A more recent example is the drinking water at the North Carolina Marine base Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987. Recent studies show that the drinking water on the premises during this time was contaminated with hazardous, cancer-causing chemicals. Those who lived or worked on the base during this time are flocking to file lawsuits to recover appropriate compensation for the devastating harm it has caused. 

Each Cleveland premises liability lawyer from our law firm understands the intricacies involved in toxic exposure claims and have helped many clients recover compensation for their injuries and financial losses stemming from hazardous premises.

Workers’ Compensation

Though toxic material can be found virtually anywhere, certain environments may pose a higher risk to individuals. For example, industrial workers (including but not limited to oilfield workers, warehouse workers, mine or mill workers, refinery workers, and construction workers) are often exposed to hazardous environments and toxic chemicals. Even with the proper safety equipment and regulations regarding protective gear for heads, eyes, ears, and other appendages, workers face serious injury and illness when exposed to hazardous chemicals. Once again, this may be the result of long-term exposure to dangerous fumes or even a single instance in which certain safety measures were not applied or an unexpected industrial accident took place. 

Workers who suffer injuries at the workplace stemming from toxic exposure can file a workers’ compensation claim for medical expenses and other benefits. In addition, if an outside third-party was responsible for the exposure (such as the manufacturers of defective machinery or equipment), injured workers may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.

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Injuries and Illnessed Caused By Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

The health complications that can arise from toxic chemical exposure can be catastrophic and even life-threatening. Some of the more common types of injury and illness we see in toxic exposure cases include:

  • Lung disease
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects
  • Memory loss
  • Brain damage
  • Kidney disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Gastrointestinal illness
  • Respiratory illness
  • Renal disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Learning disability
  • Neurological impairment
  • And more

If you or a member of your family has suffered from any of these conditions (or others not named) due to inadvertent exposure to hazardous and toxic substances, speak with a Cleveland, OH toxic torts lawyer at our firm today.

Call for a Free Consultation With the Cleveland, OH Personal Injury Attorneys for Toxic Tort Claims at Joseph Law Group

Those who were exposed to toxic chemicals and experienced an injury or medical condition as a result are entitled to financial recompense for the losses and damages they’ve faced. As soon as you secure a formal attorney-client relationship with the dedicated Ohio toxic torts lawyers at Joseph Law Group, we’ll employ our vast knowledge and legal resources to obtain evidence to support your claim and prove liability on behalf of the defendant. We’ll fight hard to recover maximum compensation for things like property damage, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. 

If you believe you have a toxic exposure case, call our Cleveland, OH injury attorneys at Joseph Law Group today by calling (216) 522-1600 or completing our online submission form for a free consultation regarding your legal issue. We look forward to working with you.

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The insurance industry is built on the avoidance of making any payments on claims. They see claims as liabilities, and initially deny, defend, and delay a claim to limit that liability and save money for the company. Ultimately, it is the job of the attorneys at Joseph Law Group to advocate on behalf of our clients and to give the insurance companies and adjusters enough reason to pay an amount of money that is fair under all circumstances. When you hire Joseph Law Group to represent your claim, you are getting a full-service team of dedicated attorneys and paralegals who will be committed to pursuing the best outcome for you from day one until trial.

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