Toxic Exposure Attorneys Serving Texas
A Texas toxic exposure lawyer can help you navigate the legal process
Toxic exposure to chemical poisons, irritants, gases, smoke, pesticides, motor fuels, and more can result in severe long-term health complications for victims and even death. This type of personal injury can happen in many settings, such as workplaces, homes, community parks, and shopping centers.
The most common route of exposure is inhalation, but you can also be exposed through the skin and ingestion. Depending on the chemical with which you come into contact, consequences can be immediate or develop over time.
For this reason, the Ferrell Law Group will work extensively with medical and chemical experts to determine the full scope of your damages and seek the fair compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been affected by toxic exposure, you may have legal options for financial compensation. Contact us for a free case consultation to learn how a Texas toxic exposure attorney can help you understand your rights and guide you through the process.
Types of toxic exposure cases we handle
The Ferrell Law Group specializes in asbestos-related lung cancer, toxic exposure, and mesothelioma. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for lung cancer victims and their families across the 50 states. We handle cases involving all types of toxic exposure, including:
- Asbestos exposure can cause various types of lung cancer, including mesothelioma and other diseases. Generally, those who develop asbestos-related diseases show no signs of illness for a long time after exposure. It can take from 10 to 40 years or more for symptoms of an asbestos-related condition to appear.
- Benzene is widely used in a number of industries and products, yet many people remain unaware of the toxic danger of this chemical. Exposure to products containing benzene, whether through inhalation or skin absorption, can cause life-threatening diseases including Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), lymphomas and aplastic anemia. Some of these diseases do not manifest themselves until several years after exposure to benzene. Due to certain statutes of limitations for bringing a claim of this nature, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you believe your condition is a result of benzene exposure.
- PFS water contamination. In May 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new lifetime health exposure guidelines for perfluoro octane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the water supply. After the EPA issued the new exposure limits, an advisory warning was provided to eight water systems in Alabama and more than fifty nationwide. The EPA advisory focused on PFOA and PFOS, man-made chemical compounds that are used in the manufacture of non-stick, stain-resistant, and water-proofing coatings on fabric, cookware, firefighting foam, and a variety of other consumer products. Exposure to the chemicals over time, even in trace amounts, could promote serious health problems, the EPA warns.
- Roundup/glyphosate. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, an herbicide widely used in agriculture and gardening. People can be exposed to glyphosate through inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion of contaminated food or water. Exposure to glyphosate has been linked to an increased risk of cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as other health problems. The danger of glyphosate exposure came to light when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen in 2015. This sparked controversy and legal battles, with some countries and organizations banning or restricting the use of glyphosate while others defend its safety.
- Camp Lejeune water contamination. In August 2022, Congress passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 that allows military personnel and their families who suffered injuries from this exposure to make a claim. If you or a loved one worked, lived, or served at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between 1953 to 1987, and suffered health effects from water contamination, you may be entitled to compensation.
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The effects of toxic exposure on people can vary widely depending on the type and amount of the substance and the duration of exposure. Some toxic substances can cause immediate harm, while others can take years to manifest symptoms. Toxic exposure can cause physical, emotional, and financial hardship, as individuals may require costly medical treatment and may be unable to work or care for themselves. It is crucial to seek medical attention if you suspect you have been exposed to a toxic substance and to speak with an attorney about your legal options for compensation.
Toxic exposure is a serious issue that can cause significant harm to individuals and their families. If you suspect that you have been exposed to a toxic substance, seek medical attention and speak with an attorney about your legal options. A Texas toxic exposure attorney can help you navigate the legal process and work to secure compensation for your damages. Don't wait to take action, contact us for a free case consultation right now.