Chemical Exposure Attorneys New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Toxic chemicals are used every day in medicine, agriculture, industry, manufacturing, and construction. Harmful exposure to toxic chemicals may be purely accidental, but too often, the exposure occurs as a result of deliberate or negligent industry practices such as using toxic solvents when other alternatives were available or such as when the chemical refuse of the manufacturing process is dumped into the ground to find its way into the drinking water sources of nearby communities. Workers are also exposed when they work with products like benzene, TCE, PCE, heavy metals and other toxins. Often they are not warned and not supplied with adequate protective equipment, resulting in subsequent cancers or neurological diseases. Residents who live nearby factories and similar facilities that use toxic chemicals may suffer prolonged and harmful exposure. Whenever residents of the Northeast, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania, suffer from chemical exposure-related catastrophic injury, attorneys at the Locks Law Firm are available to assert their rights in court.
Chemical Exposure at Work
Individuals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and throughout the Northeast are at greater risk of catastrophic injury or disease from chemical exposure if they work around large amounts of dangerous chemicals for long periods of time. Victims of catastrophic injury due to workplace chemical exposure rely on Locks Law attorneys for aggressive, intelligent representation against negligent suppliers, manufacturers and employers.
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Environmental Chemical Exposure
Sometimes, careless businesses dispose of dangerous toxic chemicals into the environment or allow catastrophic chemical spills to occur through the use of improper waste water ponds, corroded holding tanks, or other negligent business practices. The costs involved in cleaning up such contamination are enormous, and until a spill is remedied, animals, plants, and people in the affected area are at risk.
The responsibility for handling environmental exposure cases typically falls to local, regional, and state governments. Environmental contamination can result in personal injuries such as cancer, drops in property values when toxic waste affects entire communities, and efforts to clean up the contamination and restore the area. Our attorneys are prepared to represent governmental entities such as states in claims for natural resource damages. States may recover against polluters for the damage that was caused to the environment, the air, the water, the fish life, the plant life and other biota which belong to the people of the state. We are also prepared to evaluate and pursue meritorious toxic disease cases on behalf on individual people with governmental units do not handle. Our Pennsylvania chemical injury attorneys are prepared to help government organizations or individual citizens in these types of cases.
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Chemical Exposure in the Home
Certain pesticides, cleaning products, and similar goods are poisonous, but if they are improperly packaged or labeled, the manufacturer may be responsible for the resulting damages. Homeowners may bear responsibility for home chemical exposures where they use properly manufactured and labeled products in an improper, unreasonably unsafe, or reckless manner. Landlords who rent property to tenants bear liability where they fail to provide adequate protections for their tenants to protect against harmful chemical exposure. Some homes contain unsafe building materials such as asbestos insulation and lead paint, and others are infested with toxic mold because of substandard construction. To find out who may bear legal liability for at-home chemical exposure in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, contact the chemical and catastrophic injury lawyers at The Locks Law Firm today.
Toxic consumer products cause many serious illnesses and injuries. Often toxic injuries occur in clusters so that when an unusual number of people in a small area are found to be suffering from a type of neurological injury which is often misdiagnosed as multiple scleroses, or from specific kinds of cancer such as acute mylogenous leukemia, this may be a clue that toxins present in the environment are responsible for the disease. If you live in the Northeast, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and have fallen victim to a catastrophic injury or illness due to chemical exposure, our attorneys want to hear from you.
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Contact the Locks Law Firm
If you or someone you love has suffered due to chemical exposure, you may be overwhelmed with medical bills, pain, suffering, and other hardships. For help in Pennsylvania or New Jersey with chemical exposure-related litigation, contact the catastrophic injury attorneys of the Locks Law Firm at any time.
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