Charlotte Chemical Exposure Attorney
Obtaining Fair Compensation for Chemical Exposure Lawsuits in NC
Being exposed to harmful or toxic substances can have serious, catastrophic effects. Victims may suffer debilitating illnesses and painful health conditions, severely affecting their overall quality of life. Tragically, many victims of toxic exposure die as a result of their injuries.
If you or someone you love has been exposed to harmful chemicals or toxic substances, and you believe another person or party is to blame, contact Payne Law Firm. We have helped countless victims of chemical exposure take legal action against negligent property owners, employers, and large corporations. These entities and their insurance providers know that we won’t back down and that we will do everything it takes to achieve successful outcomes for our clients.
What Is Chemical Exposure?
Chemical exposure is a catch-all term for instances in which people come into contact with harmful, toxic chemicals, substances, and contaminants. Also referred to as “toxic exposure” or “environmental exposure,” chemical exposure often has serious, long-lasting, and widespread effects.
Some examples of chemical exposure include:
- Groundwater and soil contamination
- Asbestos exposure
- Exposure to pesticides
- Exposure to harmful heavy metals
- Workplace chemical exposure
While nearly everything around us, including the air we breathe, contains chemicals, harmful chemicals can lead to negative health effects when inhaled, ingested, or when they come into contact with the skin. Over time, individuals who are exposed to harmful chemicals can develop a variety of illnesses, injuries, and conditions, including cancer.
What Are the Effects of Chemical Exposure?
Whether a person is exposed to dangerous chemicals in the workplace, while at home, or after consuming contaminated products, they are at risk of developing numerous acute and chronic issues. These can be either temporary or permanent in nature and may develop immediately after exposure or weeks, months, or years after the person is exposed. Additionally, the type of issues a person might experience after being exposed to toxic substances depends largely on the way the person was exposed. For example, inhaling harmful chemicals can lead to respiratory issues, whereas ingesting a toxic substance can result in the development of digestive problems.
Some of the many possible effects of chemical exposure include:
- Eye irritation
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Itching or redness of the skin
- Dry skin
- Skin rash
- Balance and coordination problems
- Memory problems
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Reproductive issues
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
- Cancer of the digestive tract
- Reproductive cancer
This is by no means an exhaustive list; chemical exposure can lead to countless other problems, all of which can be debilitating or even fatal.
Who Is Liable for Chemical Exposure?
The question of who is liable for chemical exposure depends largely on how the exposure occurred.
For example, if a mining company creates toxic runoff that seeps into the soil and groundwater, individuals in the community could be exposed when they drink tap water or consume foods grown in the contaminated soil. If this were the case, those affected could take legal action against the mining company, as it negligently allowed environmental contamination due to unsafe practices.
Another example might be a construction worker who was frequently exposed to dangerous and toxic substances on the job due to lax safety standards and poor supervision. In such a case, the worker might be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim and recover benefits to help with the cost of medical bills and lost income. If a separate party aside from the worker’s employer was responsible, the worker could also potentially file a third-party injury claim against the at-fault party.
At Payne Law Firm, we can discuss the specifics of your case with you during a free, confidential consultation. From there, our chemical exposure attorneys in Charlotte can investigate the facts and build a strong claim aimed at securing the maximum compensation you are owed.
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If you have questions or believe you may have a chemical exposure claim, reach out to Payne Law Firm right away to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys. We offer contingency fees, meaning we only collect attorney’s fees if and when we win your case.