Frequently Asked Questions
What is toxic exposure?
Toxic exposure refers to harmful submission to a damaging substance, these include:
This can happen in various ways, including through inhalation, skin contact, or ingestion.
What are the symptoms of toxic exposure?
Symptoms of toxic exposure can vary depending on the type of toxin and the level of vulnerability. Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, respiratory problems, skin irritation, and nausea. In severe cases, chemical contamination can lead to organ damage or even death.
Can toxic exposures cause cancer?
Yes, hazardous substance exposure can and does cause cancer, sometimes years after the exposure. For example, deadly dust causes many types of cancer, chemical exposures cause blood cancer, and diesel exhaust exposure causes lung, blood, and organ cancer. We investigate your exposure and our medical experts determine the cause of your cancer.
What if the toxic exposure was years ago?
Harmful contact years ago can cause injuries even decades later. Cancer often takes years to develop after an encounter. An experienced toxic exposure lawyer’s team can investigate even decades-old contamination.
What should I do if I suspect toxic exposure?
If you suspect that you have been exposed to a harmful substance, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. If the contact was recent stay away from the toxic substance and have it removed by an abatement professional. If you are sick as a result of contamination, call our experienced toxic exposure lawyers who can help you navigate sampling the substance and having it tested.
How can I protect myself from toxic exposures in the workplace?
To protect yourself from toxic exposure in the workplace, it is important to be aware of the potential hazards in your workplace and to follow proper safety protocols. Ask for and read Material Safety Data Sheets. This may include wearing personal protective equipment, such as gloves and respirators, and following proper handling and disposal procedures for toxic substances. It is also important to report any suspicious or unusual symptoms to your employer or supervisor. In our 25+ years of experience, we have found that many employers do not protect their workers. You must be proactive and protect yourself. If you fear retaliation by your employer, contact us. We will help you take the appropriate steps to report and document these workplace exposures and protect you.
Long-term health effects.
Yes, toxic exposure can cause long-term health effects, depending on the substance and the level of contact. Some toxins can cause chronic conditions. Even small exposures can cause cancer or neurological disorders. Even if a cancer diagnosis was years ago, recently discovering that it was wrongfully caused is an important fact. It is also important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect present unsafe vulnerability and to follow up with a healthcare professional to monitor for any long-term effects.
Who can be held responsible?
Employers, railroads, chemical companies, big corporations, and polluters are responsible. An experienced toxic exposure lawyer can help determine who is liable in a specific case and help you win the compensation you deserve.