Toxic Substances and Environmental Hazards
Class Action Lawsuits and Safety Alerts for Environmental Hazards
Environmental hazards can be found in the home, workplace or throughout the atmosphere. While minimal contact with environmental hazards usually poses little harm to an individual, long-term exposure can lead to the development of a serious illness.
Asbestos, benzene and lead are common types of environmental hazards. However, these are not the only types of environmental hazards posing harm to the public. If you or a loved one has developed a serious illness stemming from any environmental hazard, such as ground water contamination, fill out our free case evaluation form today.
During the 1900s, many asbestos companies knew the dangers of the mineral, but neglected to inform their employees or the public. Decades later, former asbestos company workers are developing deadly diseases, such as mesothelioma.
Benzene is one of the most widely used chemicals in the United States, found in everything from plastics to detergents. While most people have little exposure to benzene, chemical plant and oil refinery workers with long-term exposure to the chemical have a higher risk of developing leukemia, anemia and excessive bleeding.
A BP settlement has been reached to compensate individuals and businesses who suffered economic losses, property damage or illness due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
More than 1 million children under the age of six have lead levels of 10 micrograms per deciliter. This elevated lead level can lead to brain damage, learning disabilities and behavior problems in children.
When gasoline, chemicals or oil enter the groundwater, individuals drinking or bathing in the water are at-risk for serious side effects. Contaminated groundwater can lead to a variety of health problems including liver conditions, heart problems, cancer and learning disabilities.
Many over-the-counter drugs, including Advil Liquid-Gels and Children's Motrin Chewable tablets, have been linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). This serious medical condition affects the skin and mucous membranes and can lead to long-term injury or death.
While most healthy people can recover from food poisoning in a few days, children, elders and those with compromised immune systems can develop serious long-term complications including Guillain-Barre Syndrome.