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Environmental exposure to toxic substances can lead to severe and sometimes fatal health problems, as well as the long-term contamination of land, water supplies, homes, and businesses. Environmental exposure or toxic tort cases are very serious and require a law firm with the experience and resources to take irresponsible and negligent corporations and businesses to trial.
The Philadelphia toxic tort attorneys at Golomb & Honik have decades of experience successfully holding polluters accountable for their actions and recovering financial compensation for victims of environmental exposure to hazardous substances. If you or someone you love has suffered because of exposure to a toxic substance, call us at 1-800-355-3300 or 1-215-985-9177 immediately to evaluate your case.
Environmental Exposure and Toxic Torts
Environmental contamination may be the result of a single incident, such as an oil spill or train accident, or years of progressive pollution, such as when toxic agents seep into groundwater. Environmental exposure to hazardous substances can occur in your home or in the workplace via direct contact with toxins or through contaminated air, water, soil, or food.
Toxic substances can be pumped illegally into the soil, groundwater, or even into lakes and streams. They can be released into the air or placed in products for consumers to buy. Toxic substances can be found in the food we eat, the water we drink, the toys we let our children play with, and the homes we live in.
Types of Toxic Substances and Toxic Torts
The nationally recognized toxic tort lawyers at Golomb & Honik have substantive experience representing victims of environmental exposure, and we have achieved noteworthy victories for victims of:
- Beryllium exposure
- Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)
- Lead paint poisoning
- Sodium dioxide and sodium trioxide exposure
- Water contamination
- Oil spills
Other toxic substances that have resulted in toxic tort lawsuits include:
- Asbestos poisoning
- Toxic mold
- Chinese drywall
- Carbon monoxide
Environmental Exposure and Health Problems
When a corporation or business disposes of toxic substances improperly, serious and devastating injuries and illnesses can occur. This negligence and irresponsibility shows a blatant disregard for the health and welfare of the general public and those businesses should be held accountable for their actions.
Environmental exposure to contaminants often contributes to long-term and sometimes deadly medical conditions including:
- Birth defects
- Stillbirths and miscarriages
- Neurological disorders
- Organ damage
- Lung disease
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Aplastic anemia
In many cases, the effects of environmental contamination take years to become evident. In cases in which the source of exposure to potential toxins is apparent, medical monitoring may be necessitated to observe those exposed and provide treatment as quickly as possible.
Although life-altering medical problems are a sadly frequent byproduct of environmental contamination, toxins can also pose a long-term threat to physical property, including homes, businesses, schools, and farmland. Crops can become contaminated, animals can become poisoned, and property devalued because of irresponsible pollution by large corporations.
Compensation in Toxic Tort Cases
Victims of environmental exposure to toxins often face substantial medical bills and may require at-home care or lengthy rehabilitation that forces them out of their jobs. Without their jobs, the financial damages can be devastating to already struggling families, and many are forced into bankruptcy or foreclosure.
Individuals and communities that have suffered due to environmental toxins can seek compensation for their injuries and for other damages that have occurred. Damages in toxic tort cases can include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Toxic torts may also involve punitive damages, which is money awarded beyond actual damages and is meant to punish defendants for intentional or grossly negligent behavior.
Philadelphia Environmental Exposure Lawyers
If you believe you were harmed or a family member suffered wrongful death due to environmental exposure to a dangerous or toxic substance, the Philadelphia toxic tort attorneys at Golomb & Honik may be able to help you pursue financial compensation and justice. To learn more about your legal options or to schedule a free consultation call the Philadelphia toxic tort attorneys at Golomb & Honik today at 1-800-355-3300 or 1-215-985-9177 or fill out our confidential Contact Form.
The toxic tort lawyers at Golomb & Honik have successfully represented individuals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and throughout the United States.