Toxic Injury Attorneys New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Toxic chemical exposure is to blame for a variety of serious illnesses, including mesothelioma, leukemia, polycythemia vera and multiple other cancers as well as neurological and respiratory diseases. In most toxic injury cases, these illnesses could have been prevented if adequate safety precautions based on known information had been taken. If such an illness has affected you or your family, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-area toxic injury attorneys from the Locks Law Firm can evaluate your case. We will determine if you can link your illness to exposure to one of these toxic substances, and if you can, our lawyers will help you obtain compensation for your lost wages, medical bills and often pain and suffering as well wrongful death when the disease takes its ultimate course.
Asbestos-Related Conditions: Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Lung Cancer
Asbestos exposure in the workplaces of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and elsewhere has been responsible for many toxic injury cases handled by our attorneys. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, contributing to various kinds of cancer in addition to other medical conditions. During the first part of the twentieth century, many American workers were exposed to asbestos at work and contracted illnesses as a result. Workers who worked with boilers and heating equipment, such as those on Navy ships, people who worked with brakes on cars or airplanes, in boiler rooms, or in the production of asbestos itself continue to develop mesothelioma and asbestosis even though asbestos has been banned for years. Even wives or children of asbestos workers have developed mesothelioma or other asbestos diseases as a result of being exposed to the fibers on the clothes of their spouse or parent.
Unfortunately, the manufacturers of asbestos knew of its danger decades before some courageous doctors and lawyers found the evidence to prove the danger of the product. By that time, millions of people had been exposed and continue to suffer the devastating consequences. Although the asbestos companies and their insurers now seek protection from liability from the government, the lawyers at the Locks Law Firm who have fought the battle against asbestos since the 1960s continue to fight for people who have suffered the devastating consequences of exposure to this product. Our lawyers continue to believe that it is important for every victim of serious asbestos disease to receive compensation from those who exposed them to this product and we fight for our clients in the courtroom and in Congress to protect their rights against the immunity and unreasonable privilege sought by the purveyors of asbestos.
Our asbestos practice is national and international, so our knowledge of this terrible product is second to none. Residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and elsewhere who have suffered such an asbestos or other toxic injury can speak to our attorneys about the multiple available sources of compensation for these diseases.
The most serious toxic injury caused by asbestos exposure is mesothelioma, a rare, aggressive cancer that is almost always clearly linked to asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma victims face substantial medical costs and a variety of invasive treatments. Lung cancer is also sometimes linked to asbestos exposure, and may be exacerbated when exposure is combined with tobacco use.
Asbestosis is chronic inflammation and scarring in the lung tissue caused by irritation from inhaled asbestos fibers. Though it is not fatal in itself, asbestosis contributes to a variety of respiratory and circulatory problems, and has serious health effects over time as lung tissue continues to be damaged.
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Benzene and Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Benzene was once widely used, and as a result many individuals have sustained toxic injuries from exposure to this dangerous carcinogen. In particular, benzene is connected to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a rare cancer of the bone marrow. This condition is costly and difficult to treat. Individuals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and elsewhere who have experienced a benzene-related toxic injury should speak with attorneys at our firm as soon as possible so that we can begin assembling a case against the liable parties.
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Manganism is a condition that closely resembles Parkinson's disease and is caused by exposure to manganese vapor. Individuals suffering from manganism experience tremors, slowed nervous response, and eventual paralysis. They can expect to face permanent disability, high costs associated with their care, and other challenges. By litigating against the parties responsible for your toxic injury, our attorneys can help you obtain compensation to cover these expenses.
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Lead poisoning causes serious neurological, renal, cardiovascular, and reproductive problems, with no known threshold for safe exposure. Children are particularly susceptible to a host of developmental, emotional, and neurological symptoms, and potentially permanent impairment. Lead paint and other lead-containing household products contribute to the formation of toxic dust, and children periodically eat lead paint chips because of their sweet taste. Many older homes continue to have substantial amounts of lead paint in them. Our lawyers are developing cases, not only against landlords who failed to rid their properties of lead paint, but also against the companies who produced the paints without doing adequate testing to determine the safety of the product.
In fact, lead is another product where the power of the industry was able to fend off governmental regulation of lead paint and gasoline for years after it was known that it could cause serious harm, because it was a very profitable product. Today, one of the sources of exposure to lead paint is on children's toys or even on painted dishes and pottery imported from China and sold by American retailers without adequate testing at either the manufacturing or retailing points in the distribution system. If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with lead poisoning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or nearby, you can discuss the case with our toxic injury attorneys.
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Contact Our Toxic Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been affected by a chemical injury in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-area, contact our toxic injury attorneys as soon as possible if your family has been affected by a chemical injury.
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Please contact the Locks Law Firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to speak with one of our toxic injury attorneys.