Hurt by Toxic Materials?
Talk to a Toxic Tort Lawyer to Learn More About Your Legal Rights
Toxic torts can cause widespread injuries, and many innocent victims can suffer from illnesses as well as wrongful deaths. Toxic tort cases often result when negligent companies allow harmful substances to reach consumers or even their own employees. The personal injury lawyers at Colson Hicks Eidson have experience handling a wide variety of toxic tort cases. We opened the door for lawsuits concerning defective Chinese drywall when one of our firm’s partners, a toxic tort lawyer, secured a multimillion-dollar award for a Miami couple who suffered severe health effects due to the toxic drywall.
When negligent companies and individuals expose people to poisonous substances, our litigation law firm can give victims nationwide the opportunity to receive the compensation they deserve.
What is a Toxic Tort?
A toxic tort is any legal claim brought on by exposure to a poisonous or otherwise harmful substance. There are numerous substances known to be dangerous and even lethal to humans. However, businesses can fail to exercise proper caution to avoid exposing individuals to these dangers. Some common sources of exposure in toxic tort cases include:
- Medications – Pharmaceutical manufacturers must create products that are safe for consumer use. If a drug company makes mistakes or hides information during the manufacturing, production or distribution of the medication and these negligent actions then cause harmful side effects, or if their medications become contaminated with dangerous substances, then they place patients at risk for suffering potentially life-threatening injuries. Although there have been recalls for many dangerous drugs, many more are still on the market.
- Occupational Exposure – Employers who expose their workers to dangerous substances are responsible for the injuries their employees endure. Many employees in construction, as well as other industries, have received diagnoses of mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure in the workplace.
How Can I Prove a Toxic Tort Caused an Injury?
Our personal injury attorneys have represented clients in a number of different toxic tort cases. As a result, we know how to prove fault in these lawsuits. In order to secure a recovery in a toxic tort lawsuit, your legal representation must prove that the person or business at fault exposed you to a dangerous substance and that exposure to this substance then directly caused your catastrophic personal injury or illness.
I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for a Toxic Tort Case
The personal injury lawyers of Colson Hicks Eidson can work with you to compile strong evidence and work on your behalf in class action or multidistrict litigation, if necessary. We can take on large companies that expose their workers or customers to toxic substances. Please speak with us by calling (305) 476-7400 today, and let us go to work for you.