Mississippi Toxic Tort Lawyer
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Toxic torts are civil claims filed by victims who have been harmed physically
and/or financially as the result of exposure to harmful substances. Commonly,
these include unsafe pharmaceutical medications, pesticides, and other
hazardous materials or chemicals. Toxic exposure can occur in the course
of a person’s occupation, as the result of spills or leaks that
affect the environment, or when a person takes a harmful substance under
the belief that it was safe for its intended use.
Toxic torts can be complex cases that involve various area of law, which
is why working with attorneys who have the breadth of experience and versatility
to tackle challenges can make the difference in your case. Our attorneys
at Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. draw from decades
of collective experience and pool their resources to handle the full range
of toxic tort cases, including those involving:
- Occupational disease and exposure
- Asbestos exposure (asbestosis and mesothelioma)
- Unsafe medications
- Lead poisoning
- Chemical spills
- Oil and gas leaks/fracking
- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
- Contaminated water
If you have questions involving injury, disease, or damage resulting from
toxic exposure, do not hesitate to bring your case to the attention of
our firm’s Jackson-based toxic tort attorneys for a FREE consultation.
Call (601) 869-0696 today.
How Toxic Tort Claims Work
If you or someone you love has suffered injury or illness as a result of
exposure to some type of harmful substance, you might have the right to
bring a toxic tort claim against the responsible party. These substances
may have been originally thought to be safe, but later turned out to be
harmful. In other cases, known hazardous substances may be released into
the environment as the result of some type of accident.
Toxic torts commonly involve the following:
Exposure at work – Workers who are exposed to harmful substances in the course of
performing their jobs face significant risks of developing illnesses,
including debilitating and life-threatening diseases. Asbestos is a common
example of occupational exposure, and it can lead to mesothelioma, a fatal
form of cancer.
Exposure at home – Victims may be exposed to harmful substances in their homes or
communities, especially when there are leaks or spills that contaminate
their air, water, or food. Materials used in the construction of a home
or toxic substances, such as lead, toxic mold, and asbestos, can also
pose risks. In some cases, victims may develop illnesses as a result of
second-hand exposure in their homes. This can happen when a family member
works in an occupation where they are exposed to harmful chemicals.
Pharmaceutical medications – The pharmaceutical industry may have an obligation to ensure the
safety of their drugs, but their prioritization of profits often means
that toxic medications find their way onto the market. There are numerous
drugs that can cause unintended and serious illnesses patients were not
Consumer products – Some products pose toxic risks. When these risks are not reported
to consumers who purchase publicly available products, victims can suffer
injuries or illnesses that should have been prevented. Product manufacturers
can be held liable for damages victims suffer as a result of using their
product liability law.
Questions? Speak With a Proven Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyer
Richard Schwartz & Associates is dedicated to protecting the rights
of the injured and the wronged, including those who have suffered undue
illnesses and injuries as a result of toxic exposure. Our legal team is
standing by to take your call – one call that can make all the difference
in your case. Our firm serves clients throughout Mississippi from our
FREE consultation today by calling (601) 869-0696.