Toxic Exposures

Manganese Exposure Lawyers

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What is Manganese?

Manganese is a naturally occurring chemical element found in various minerals and soils and is essential for human health. However, manganese exposure, especially through inhalation, can lead to adverse health effects, primarily resulting from its accumulation in certain brain regions. It can cause harmful central nervous system (CNS) dysfunctions and an extrapyramidal motor disorder known as manganism.

Where Can You Be Exposed to Manganese?

Exposure to excessive manganese typically occurs in specific work environments or through the use of certain products. The main exposure sites include:

  • Mining sites
  • Welding industry
  • Industries involved in the production of batteries and ceramics
  • Consumption of manganese-rich dietary supplements and water
  • Living near a manganese mining or manufacturing area

What are the Side Effects of Manganese Exposure?

Excessive exposure to manganese can lead to significant adverse health effects, which manifest in a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Manganism, is a condition exhibiting symptoms like Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurological and neurobehavioral disorders
  • Impaired motor skills and cognitive processing abilities
  • Changes in mood and aggressive behavior
  • Lung infection and bronchitis in extreme case

Manganese Induced Parkinsons

Manganese-induced Parkinsonism, a result of excessive manganese exposure, mirrors the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Such exposure is common in occupations like mining and welding. Inhaled or ingested excessively, manganese accumulates in the brain, leading to neurological disorders similar to Parkinson’s. This has triggered numerous lawsuits, especially among welders exposed to manganese-rich fumes. Gianaris Trial Lawyers provide legal representation for those impacted by this occupational hazard.

Examples of Manganese Exposure Lawsuits

One example of a manganese exposure lawsuit involved thousands of welders who filed against various welding consumable manufacturers. The plaintiffs alleged that they developed manganism and other neurological conditions due to welding fumes’ manganese content, which the manufacturers failed to warn them about. The legal litigation costs related to manganism in the U.S., amongst 750,000 welders, is estimated to be in the billions.

How can Gianaris Trial Lawyers help?

At Gianaris Trial Lawyers, we diligently protect the rights of individuals affected by toxic chemical exposure, such as manganese. If you believe that your health has been compromised due to manganese exposure in your workplace or environment, we provide free consultations to discuss your possible compensation options.

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