Toxic Tort, Chemical Injury Attorneys New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Petroleum-based solvents are among the most hazardous products found in homes and industry today, and their use can lead to a range of health problems. Both manufacturers of these products and employers who use them in their businesses have a responsibility to warn individuals of the dangers posed by their use. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable for injuries sustained as a result of exposure to these toxic substances. At the Locks Law Firm, serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our Philadelphia chemical injury and toxic tort attorneys provide aggressive representation to victims who have suffered serious personal injury due to exposure to petroleum-based solvents. If you or a loved one has suffered illness due to chemical exposure, you may be entitled to compensation for damages related to your illness.
Why Petroleum-based Solvents Are Dangerous
Most petroleum-based solvents affect the central nervous system. Short-term exposure to these solvents can cause nausea, dizziness, headache, and eye, nose, and throat irritation. The effects of long-term exposure to petroleum-based solvents can be more damaging, resulting in kidney, liver, and nerve damage, increased risk of birth defects, and even wrongful death.
Many petroleum-based solvents contain benzene, a recognized carcinogen that has been linked to the development of leukemia, myeloma, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Petroleum-based solvents are also highly flammable and require extreme care when using and storing them in order to avoid fires. Additionally, due to their classification as hazardous waste materials, petroleum-based solvents must be disposed of properly to avoid soil and groundwater contamination.
Petroleum-based solvents can cause injury in many ways. Victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey can consult with our Philadelphia toxic tort and chemical injury attorneys regarding damages incurred as a result of over-exposure to these dangerous chemicals.
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Types of Petroleum-based Solvents
Petroleum-based solvents such as acetone, toluene, xylene, and mineral spirits are commonly used as:
- Paint thinners
- Nail polish and adhesive removers
- Metal cleaners
Petroleum-based solvents are also widely used in the dry cleaning industry.
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Toxic Tort Compensation
The Philadelphia toxic tort attorneys with the Locks Law Firm aggressively pursue full compensation for injured parties. Some of the damages for which victims may receive compensation include:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
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Contact the Locks Law Firm
Petroleum-based solvents have the potential to harm individuals both at home and in the workplace, and those who use these potentially deadly chemicals need to be cautioned of their dangers. When manufacturers' or employers' negligence results in injury or illness due to prolonged exposure to petroleum-based solvents, those afflicted can count on the Locks Law Firm for powerful representation. Serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey, our Philadelphia chemical injury and toxic tort attorneys fight for the compensation victims deserve. If you or someone you love is suffering the effects of exposure to petroleum-based solvents, contact the Locks Law Firm and let our experienced and aggressive lawyers fight on your behalf.
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Contact the Locks Law Firm in Philadelphia, serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to consult with experienced toxic tort and chemical injury attorneys. Victims of exposure to petroleum-based solvents may be entitled to compensation.