Minneapolis Toxic Exposure Lawyers
Experienced in Chemical Exposure & Toxic Torts
Exposure to dangerous chemicals can cause serious injury or even death, impacting your life and the lives of your loved ones for years to come. Proving injury and causation (that the chemical caused the injury) can be challenging and largely depends on the size of the dose and the duration of exposure. Toxic exposure cases require attorneys with experience in toxicology, epidemiology, and other sciences. The chemical exposure lawyers on our Minneapolis team have the knowledge necessary to handle your case. GoldenbergLaw, PLLC has more than three decades of experience handling a wide range of mass tort cases, including toxic torts. We’re compassionate when it comes to communicating with our clients but aggressive in the courtroom if need be so we can recover the compensation you’re owed.
Dangerous Toxins to Be Aware Of
Unfortunately, there are many opportunities for you and your loved ones to be exposed to and poisoned by dangerous toxins and substances. Product liability may be involved if a product you are using contains dangerous chemicals like lead, but many cases involve premises liability when they occur on the property of owners. In those cases, property owners and manufacturers could be held liable for the damages and illnesses caused.
These are the top 10 toxic substances that are linked to significant injury:
- Asbestos: Known to cause lung cancer known as mesothelioma and lung disease
- Lead-based paint: Linked to brain damage, especially in children
- Benzene: Linked to cancer
- Mercury and arsenic: Blood poisoning and impaired brain function
- Tobacco: Various cancers
- Talc: Perineal exposure linked to ovarian cancer
- Dioxin and DDT: Known to cause brain injury
- Radon: Linked to cancer
- Colloidal silver: Known to cause Argyria
- Glyphosate: An herbicide in Monsanto’s Roundup linked to cancer
Depending on the product/toxin, the injuries can vary, though it’s worth noting that it takes a while for the symptoms of poisoning to appear—perhaps years. In the last century, asbestos and many chemicals were widely used in several products around the United States. It often takes 20 to 50 years for cancers to form. The law recognizes that these injuries are not known until many years later.
A thorough history of a person’s exposure to any type of chemicals is necessary for an expert to perform a differential diagnosis to determine the cause. The chemical exposure attorneys on our team have had more than 30 years of experience in proving these types of exposures and injuries. We have the knowledge and resources needed to take on large companies and prove your case.
Who’s Most at Risk of Toxic Exposure?
Virtually anyone can be exposed to harmful toxins—asbestos, for example, was commonly found in the ceilings of residential homes and office spaces until recently. However, it’s known that many toxic exposure cases are related to the workplace.
Certain jobs have a higher risk of toxic exposure than others. The jobs/industries with the highest risk for toxic exposure include:
- Industrial plant workers who use solvents
- PVC plant workers who use vinyl chloride monomer
- Manufacturers of benzene or benzene products
- Oil refinery workers
- Chemical lab workers
- Rubber industry workers
- Pesticide manufacturing
- Paper and pulp manufacturing
- Gasoline workers
- Chemical and petrochemical plant workers
- Oil tanker workers
- Shipyard workers
This is how toxic tort claims can come about, as a number of victims may be involved, whether it’s a group of tenants or workers.
How GoldenbergLaw Can Help
Proving negligence can be complex when it comes to toxic exposure cases, especially if you’ve developed symptoms years after exposure and need to trace your health conditions back to a specific building, site, or workplace. Having handled both personal injury and toxic tort claims, our lawyers can be trusted to use our resources and skills to prove that your injuries or illness were the result of a toxin and that the exposure was caused by negligence.
Call our firm for a free consultation to determine if a claim is still possible. In many cases, even if your loved one is now deceased, you or your family may still have a claim. As a family-oriented law firm, we genuinely care about our clients and can do whatever it takes to ensure their future safety and well-being.
Due to the fact that cases like these are often time-sensitive, it’s important that you are calling an attorney you can trust. Our Minneapolis chemical exposure and toxic tort lawyers have the experience necessary to let you know upfront if you have a claim. Call us at (800) 504-0281.