Toxic Exposures

PCE Exposure

Have you or a loved on been unjustly exposed to PCE? Are you suffering the consequences of someone else's negligence? Call Gianaris Trial Lawyers today for a free consultation.

Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and What You Need to Know About it.

Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), also known as PERC, is a common industrial solvent used in a variety of processes. These include metal cleaning, dry cleaning, and textile processing. However, PCE exposure can lead to serious health complications, and at Gianaris Trial Lawyers, we take legal action against organizations responsible for this hazardous exposure.

What is PCE?

PCE is a chemical solvent often found in industrial environments. It’s used in metal cleaning operations, textile processing, and most commonly, dry cleaning. PCE exposure happens frequently, given its widespread use in a myriad of products and the increasing contamination of our water sources.

Where You Might Be Exposed to PCE

PCE exposure can occur in several situations such as:

  • In an industrial setting, specifically during metal cleaning or textile processing.
  • In your home, particularly when using products containing PCE like water repellents, silicone lubricants, fabric finishers, spot removers, adhesives, or wood cleaners.
  • By consuming water contaminated with PCE. Minnesotan groundwater has exhibited PCE contamination levels from 0.3 parts per billion (ppb) to over 75,000 ppb.
  • By inhaling PCE from recently dry-cleaned clothes or household items.

The Side-Effects of PCE Exposure

According to The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PCE is a likely human carcinogen and prolonged exposure can lead to many negative health effects such as.

  • Effects on organs and the central nervous system including
    • Liver damage
    • Kidney effects
    • Immune and hematologic effects
    • Reproductional effects
  •  Neurological effects include headaches and impairments in cognitive and motor neurobehavioral functioning.
  • Increased risk and association to many cancers
    • Bladder
    • non-Hodgkin lymphoma & multiple myeloma
    • Esophageal
    • Kidney
    • Cervical
    • Breast

PCE Exposure: Lawsuits and Legal Action

Several lawsuits have been filed as a result of PCE exposure, primarily for negligent handling and disposal leading to water contamination. These lawsuits often result in significant settlements or verdicts, as the dangers of PCE exposure are well-documented and recognized by health authorities.

How Gianaris Trial Lawyers Can Help

At Gianaris Trial Lawyers, we represent victims of toxic exposure like PCE. We believe in holding large corporations accountable for their negligence, particularly when it leads to health risks for innocent people. We offer free consultations to discuss the specifics of your case and advise on the best course of action moving forward.

If you or your loved ones are suffering from health complications due to PCE exposure, it’s crucial to take legal action. Reach out to our team of experienced attorneys today for assistance.

Remember, PCE exposure is dangerous and can have long-lasting health effects. Stay aware, stay safe, and know that Gianaris Trial Lawyers is here to fight for you.

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    A personal injury case is a legal dispute that arises when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. Personal injury cases typically involve injuries to the body, mind or emotions, and not property. Examples include car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, toxic exposures and more.

    If you have been injured by someone or a company's negligence or wrongful actions, you may have a personal injury case. It is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine the strength of your case and your legal options.

    The value of a personal injury case can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the severity of the injury, the amount of medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the potential value of your case. It is critical to speak with an experienced attorney to maximize the value of your case.

    The length of time it takes to settle a personal injury case can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the case, the availability of insurance coverage, and the willingness of the parties to negotiate a settlement. Some cases may be resolved in a matter of months, while others may take longer. The harder your attorney works on the case, the more likely it settles quickly.

    Negligence is the failure to exercise the degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would use in similar circumstances. To prove negligence in a personal injury case, your attorney must show that the defendant did something that a reasonably careful person would not do, and that it caused a physical injury.