Close proximity or exposure to toxic materials or chemicals can often result in an injury known as toxic tort. In a court of law, toxic tort cases will typically have to do with the plaintiff claiming exposure to such chemicals as a direct result of their job or possibly pharmaceutical drugs they had taken.
Far more common are cases concerning occupational exposure to toxic chemicals, as many industrial workers tend to be exposed to toxic chemicals for an extended period of time.
In the case of asbestos toxicity, this has to do with a material, asbestos, that occurs naturally and is commonly found to be used in construction. This typically functions as insulation material due to its strength and high heat resistance. However, despite this versatility, asbestos was soon discovered as a cause of respiratory diseases like mesothelioma following long-term exposure or inhalation of the material. Any cases brought forth due to the development of such diseases from asbestos exposure can be called toxic tort cases.
Due to the extreme possibility of life-changing diseases, you may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered from exposure to toxic material or chemicals. John K. Zaid & Associates, made up of expert personal injury lawyers, has offices across the country and can assist you in filing against responsible parties for your personal injury case. Possible damages rewards from such a case could include coverage of your medical expenses, lost wages, future lost wages, and any more losses you have suffered as a result of the toxic exposure.
Those involved in the drug industry, such as pharmaceutical companies, drug manufacturers, and prescribing doctors, can also be the target of a toxic tort case. These cases would have to do with the plaintiff claiming to have suffered injury or death as a direct result of exposure to toxic pharmaceutical drugs. These cases constitute products liability cases rather than medical malpractice cases. A successful discovery of negative side effects can lead to the recall of the toxic drug. However, for those that received the drug before such a recall was put in to effect by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it is too late to prevent injury.
Some chemicals other than asbestos that have historically caused toxic tort include pesticides and lead, among others. Common diseases resulting from toxic chemicals include Asbestosis and Leukemia, among others.
Any case brought forward dealing with toxic tort constitutes a very serious matter as well as a very difficult personal injury case. Since most require one to stand up to monstrous corporations with legions of lawyers, the task can be intimidating. In order to ensure you get the compensation you may be entitled to, contact an experienced attorney to fight for you.