Toxic Exposure Lawsuits

You might be wondering if you can file a lawsuit if you’ve been exposed to toxic chemicals. While toxic exposure lawsuits do happen, they can be complicated to bring forward and win. In our brief post today, we’ll discuss what you’d need to prove in order to have a case. 

Types of Toxic Exposure 

Unfortunately, there are many different substances that can be harmful to human health. 

These could include: 

  • Mold 
  • Lead/heavy metals
  • Asbestos 
  • Pesticides
  • Certain gases

Some hazardous chemicals can have negative, long-lasting impacts on your health. 

Symptoms of Toxic Exposure 

Symptoms of toxic exposure can vary depending on a number of factors such as length and intensity of exposure. Additionally, the same exposure can impact two individuals differently. 

Some symptoms of toxic exposure could include: 

  • Respiratory distress 
  • Nausea/abdominal pain
  • Hives/skin reactions 
  • Neurological impairments
  • Birth defects 
  • Certain cancers 
  • Eye irritations 
  • Reproductive disorders
Remember, there are many different illnesses and conditions that could cause any of the symptoms above – not just a toxic exposure. 

Proving You Were Exposed

It is not always simple to prove that you were exposed to a harmful chemical and that the chemical made you sick. 

So, what are some potential pieces of evidence you could use? 

  • Reports or outside experts showing how you were exposed
  • Medical records 
  • Reports of others in your proximity getting similar illnesses 
  • Public warnings of hazards of the particular chemical 

It’s a very good idea to reach out to a personal injury attorney who handles toxic exposure cases. He or she may have additional ideas for evidence related to your case. 

Call a Personal Injury Lawyer 

It’s always free to reach out to a personal injury lawyer from our team! Call or email us for help. 

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Angela Russell
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