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Due to the growth of industry and a corresponding increase in the use of chemicals, the number of dangerous or toxic substances in our environment has grown immeasurably.
Anapol Schwartz is committed to protecting the health and welfare of those persons who have been exposed to toxic substances found at their homes or places of work in groundwater or their local environment and has represented numerous clients in their toxic tort claims. A toxic tort is an injury to a person's bodily integrity, financial situation or other interest caused by another person's negligence or carelessness leading to exposure to a toxin or chemical.
Many of the effects of toxic exposure are permanent, and often victims are not aware that the medical problems they have experienced are directly related to that toxic exposure. A plaintiff who proves that he or she was exposed to a toxic substance due to the negligence of another person or company is entitled to compensation for all of the consequences related to the exposure, including:
- Abatement of the toxic substance;
- The cost of past and future medical care;
- The cost of necessary rehabilitation;
- Loss of past and future wages;
- Loss of earning capacity and related fringe benefits; and
- Pain and suffering associated with the exposure.
The chemical exposure attorneys at Anapol Schwartz consults with experts in the fields of medicine, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, the environment, rehabilitation, economics and psychology to help determine the cause and long-term effect of injuries from toxins. These experts also provide insight into how to present these complex issues so that a court and jury can intelligently rule in a case. Some of the toxic substances and related injuries that are subjects of representation by Anapol Schwartz are:
- Lead-based paint
- Multiple chemical sensitivity
- Latex glove exposure
- Ground water contamination
If you have been adversely affected by environmental toxins, we can assist you in evaluating your case.