As a mechanic or machinist, you play a crucial role in keeping our vehicles and machinery running smoothly. However, it’s important to be aware of the potential health risks associated with your profession. The nature of your work exposes you to various toxic substances that can have serious long-term health consequences, including the development Parkinson’s disease. At Gianaris Trial Lawyers, we understand the challenges you face, and we’re here to provide you with the information and legal support you need.
Common Chemical Exposures:
- Solvents in Parts Washers: Parts washers often use toxic solvents like trichloroethylene (TCE) or perchloroethylene (PCE) to remove grease and contaminants. Prolonged exposure to these solvents has been associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms of Parkinson’s may include tremors, stiffness, impaired balance, and coordination difficulties.
- Welding Fumes: Welding generates fumes containing hazardous substances such as manganese, chromium, and nickel. Prolonged exposure to these fumes has been linked to neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease. Symptoms may develop gradually over time, leading to difficulties with movement, tremors, and other motor function issues.
Understanding the Connections to Parkinson’s Disease:
Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated a clear link between exposure to certain chemicals and the development of Parkinson’s disease. While the exact mechanisms are not fully understood, it is believed that these toxic substances can enter the body through inhalation or skin absorption, leading to damage to the nervous system and an increased risk of neurodegenerative disorders.
Taking Legal Action With a Parkinson’s Disease Lawyer:
If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and have a history of exposure to welding fumes, solvents in parts washers, or other toxic substances in your workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. Hiring an experienced law firm like Gianaris Trial Lawyers can make a significant difference in your case. Our skilled attorneys and on-staff nurses have the knowledge and resources to navigate the complexities of toxic exposure claims and will fight for your rights.
By seeking legal representation, you can:
- Determine Liability: Our legal team will investigate your case thoroughly to identify responsible parties, such as employers, product manufacturers, or suppliers, who may be held accountable for your injuries.
- Build a Strong Case: We will gather evidence, including medical records, workplace documentation, and expert testimony, to establish a connection between your exposure and the development of Parkinson’s disease.
- Pursue Compensation: Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from your condition.
Parkinson’s Disease Lawyers Are Ready to Help You:
Time limitations may apply to filing a lawsuit, so it’s important to consult with our experienced attorneys as soon as possible. We are here to provide you with personalized legal guidance, support, and advocacy every step of the way.
If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and believe it is linked to toxic exposures in your workplace, don’t hesitate to contact Gianaris Trial Lawyers. Our dedicated team is ready to fight for your rights and help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Schedule a consultation today and let us be your advocates in this challenging journey.
What is TCE?
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a chemical that has been widely used in various industrial and commercial applications. While TCE has been phased out or banned in many consumer products due to its harmful effects, it may still be found in certain products. Here are some consumer products that historically may have contained or used TCE:
- Spot removers: Some spot removers, particularly those used for cleaning fabrics or carpets, may have contained TCE as a solvent.
- Adhesives: Certain types of adhesives, such as those used for bonding plastics or metals, may have utilized TCE as a solvent.
- Paints and coatings: TCE was previously used in some paints and coatings, including automotive paints, for its solvent properties.
- Typewriter correction fluid: In the past, TCE was used as an ingredient in typewriter correction fluids, commonly known as “white-out.”
- Metal degreasers: TCE was commonly used as a degreaser for metal surfaces, so some metal-cleaning products or degreasers might have contained TCE.
- Dry cleaning: While not a consumer product in the traditional sense, TCE was commonly used in dry cleaning operations as a solvent for removing stains from clothing.
- Electronic and electrical cleaning products: TCE was sometimes used as a cleaner for electronic and electrical components, such as circuit boards or connectors.
- Printing inks: Certain types of printing inks, including those used in commercial printing processes, may have contained TCE as a solvent.
It is important to note that regulations and product formulations change over time, and the use of TCE in consumer products has significantly decreased or been eliminated in many regions due to its potential health risks. However, it is still essential to read product labels and consult product manufacturers or safety data sheets to ensure you are aware of any potential chemical ingredients.
Common parts washer solvents that have historically contained trichloroethylene (TCE):
- Safety-Kleen Solvent
- CRC Brakleen
- Berryman Chem-Dip
- Gunk Parts Cleaner
- Zep Dyna 143
- Permatex Parts Cleaner
- Loctite Industrial Cleaner and Degreaser
- Klean-Strip Automotive Parts Cleaner
- O’Reilly Parts Washer Solvent
- Penray Non-Chlorinated Parts Cleaner
- BlueDevil Parts Washer Solvent
- NAPA Auto Parts Washer Solvent
- Gumout Parts Cleaner
- Radiator Specialty Gunk Solvent
- SuperClean Parts Washer Solvent
- B’laster Parts Washer Solvent
- Berryman B-9 Chemtool Carburetor Cleaner
- Eastwood Fast Etch Rust Remover
- Chemsearch Weld Kleen Parts Cleaner
- Dykem Remover & Cleaner
If you have used these products and suffer from an occupational disease, protect your rights and speak with a toxic exposure lawyer at Gianaris Trial Lawyers today. Our lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis so there is never a cost to the client unless money has been recovered. We investigate every case thoroughly and take pride in helping those that have been poisoned by careless corporations.