Toxic Tort Lawyer
While an accident such as an arm broken by a mishandled forklift or a fall from scaffolding failure are quite clearly workplace injuries, the injuries caused by toxic exposures can take months, years, or even decades to develop. Some companies banked on the fact that a workers wouldn't know where their cancer had come from by the time the disease became apparent.
Indeed, many smokers exposed to asbestos who develop lung cancer don't consider the deadly effect asbestos had: raising their risk of developing lung cancer from just over 10% from smoking alone to more than 50% when combined with asbestos exposure.
- Asbestos caused lung cancer in a DuPont worker, and mesothelioma in his wife who laundered his clothing. Once considered a "miracle mineral," the truth about asbestos is it leads to fatal carcinomas.
- Occupational Injuries
- Common occupational exposures include: Asbestos, Benlate, Benzene, Creosote, Diesel Exhaust, Dioxins, Lead, PCBs, Silica, Vinyl Chloride, Welding Rods.
- Exposure to benzene lead to the early death of a Monsanto employee, whose Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) diagnosis came too late to start treatment.
- Parkinson's & parkinsonism
- Parkinson's Disease or parkinsonism can result from solvent or manganese. Welding rods and the fumes they generate are a risk factor.
- Lead hindered development and cognitive functioning of a family's two young children.
The toxic, often carcinogenic, effects of exposure to minerals like asbestos, chemicals such as benzene and PCBs, and heavy metals like lead have injured thousands of people. Since the 1970s, our toxic tort lawyers have been protecting the rights of those injured by toxic exposures. Our clients have been injured by these toxic products on the job, through secondary exposure (like when a wife shakes the asbestos dust from her husband's clothes), and through contact with seemingly harmless household products.
Over the last three decades, GPW has grown into the largest law firm in Pennsylvania representing injured workers and their families. A large number of our cases involve toxic exposures and we have a long history of successfully prosecuting asbestos cases. If you have been injured by a toxic exposure, contact our toxic tort attorneys today to review your case.
Toxic Disease Lawyers
Occupational diseases can be tricky to pinpoint. It is important to understand the toxic substance, its effects, and its effects in combination with other exposures. But it takes more than that, too. Many clients have not worked at a particular power plant or chemical company for years; your attorney needs an understanding of the industry as a whole, a familiarity with local jobsites and companies, and a knowledge base of the thousands of products used.
For more than 30 years, our attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff have been pioneers in toxic tort lawsuits. Our understanding of toxic substances, their effects, and our familiarity with thousands of industrial sites and dangerous products means the tedious research has been done. GPWs base of knowledge and decades of experience mean we are already prepared to effectively and aggressively defend your rights.
How have you been affected by toxic exposure?
Your case is unique, so let us respond directly to your needs by letting us know about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with one of our toxic tort attorneys, so contact us today. Time limits, or statutes of limitations, can affect your rights, so don't delay.
We have helped many people who have been injured themselves, but also many families who've lost loved ones to toxic exposures, and also to those who have suffered as a result of second-hand exposure. Contact us today to find out how our toxic tort lawyers can help you.
Latest Toxic Torts/Harmful Chemical Exposures News
- High Levels of Benzene Found in E-Cigarettes
- Friday, March 17th, 2017
- High Levels of Lead in Pittsburgh Drinking Water
- Friday, January 27th, 2017
- New EPA Proposal Requires Gas Plants to Publicly Report Toxic Emissions
- Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
- Progress In The Fight To Ban Asbestos
- Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
- Asbestos Exposure – Can We Really Control It?
- Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Although banned from use in residential applications since 1978, lead paint is often found in city and urban dwellings, and older suburbs. Lead poisioning can cause a host of neurological, joint, and reproductive problems... learn more.
Benzene is a known carcinogen and its effects on the bone marrow can result in leukemia, specifically acute myelogenous leukemia or AML. [more on benzene exposure]
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