Toxic chemicals are all around us. Although businesses will take certain steps to prevent these dangerous chemicals from harming the public and their employees, there can be negligence on the part of a company with the consequence of injury and sometimes even death. You may suspect that you have health issues related to chemical exposure, or a loved one has died due to toxic chemicals. There are a few things you should understand about toxic chemical exposure.
There can be permanent damage to your body
Depending upon the nature of the toxic chemical, you may experience damage to your body, but not necessarily a long-term disease associated with the exposure. For example, you may have scarring on your body, including your face. Lung damage is common because there are many chemicals that are inhaled. Sometimes the exposure may lead to brain damage. When this happens, it is often a loved one that needs to contact an attorney. But there can also be serious issues with the reproductive system. You may feel fine, but you may no longer be able to have children.
There are long-term health issues
These types of health issues are usually ongoing and need treatment for the rest of a person's life. Many of these health issues will lead to an early death. Because there are diseases that people are diagnosed with that are not necessarily due to toxic exposure, you need an attorney. A good example of this is cancer. However, there are diseases that only come from toxic exposure. A good example of this is asbestosis. This comes from exposure to asbestos. It is only a matter of finding the source of the asbestos.
There are many places you can be exposed
Obviously, if you are working in a field that is routinely exposed to hazardous materials, you may already have an idea of how it happened. But keep in mind that even with special protective gear and procedures, there can be negligence on the part of a business or a governmental agency. However, if you believe you have been exposed, it could have taken place right in your home. There can be lead or Benzene in the paint. Mercury is also a common toxin in the home, and asbestos was commonly used in many products in the past, such as insulation and popcorn ceiling spray.
If you have been exposed to a toxic chemical that has made you sick, you need to gather up your evidence and speak to a toxic chemical exposure attorney. They offer free consultations, and they can determine if you have a case. An attorney can help to establish the injuries that you have suffered. They can connect them to the toxic chemical that you were exposed to and those responsible for your exposure.
If you feel you or a loved one may have been exposed to a dangerous chemical, talk to a personal injury lawyer at Shenkan Law Center, P.C.