Chemical exposure is caused by contact with a dangerous substance by breathing, drinking, eating, or touching. Mild and severe problems can result from this contact, and should not be taken lightly. Whether it was caused on the job or at home, chemical exposure can cause serious health problems at the time of exposure, or later on in life unbeknownst to the individual. Victims of chemical exposure deserve fair compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Chemical exposure can occur in the workplace, or in everyday life. In the workplace, employers are required to follow federal and state laws to protect their employees and the environment. When employers fail to protect their employees, harmful chemical exposure can occur. Things such as asbestos, which can result in mesothelioma, can cause toxic exposure. More possible contaminants are lead, uranium, chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents, and cadmium. Some other common injuries are chemical burns, hair loss, cancer, or even death. When employees fail to protect the environment, water and land can be chemically contaminated. Chemical exposure can also result in birth defects in children. Regardless of the situation, our attorneys can and will fight for a fair compensation for the injuries sustained.
Chemical exposure can also occur at home. Household cleaning materials, pesticides, and chemical exposure from nearby industrial buildings can endanger you and your family.
Sometimes, the chemical that caused the injury is obvious. In most cases however, research is necessary to find out exactly what caused the exposure. This can be challenging, especially when the effects of the exposure are not visible until years after the exposure occurred. If you or a loved one has suffered due to chemical exposure, call trial lawyer Michael P. Fleming for a free consultation.