If you are in the workplace, out enjoying nature, or anywhere in between, you may suffer an exposure to toxicity. There are dangerous substances in the air, water, soil, and old industrial sites across the state of California. Sometimes, employees may work with these substances as part of their jobs without realizing the danger they pose.
Regardless of how you may have been exposed to a dangerous substance, you may have the right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault parties. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical bills after an injury.
The team from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm does not shy away from taking on tough cases. To find out more about how a Los Angeles toxic fumes or chemicals lawyer may be able to help, call (800) 794-0444 for a free consultation.
What Are Toxic Chemicals and Fumes?
According to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), toxic fumes or chemicals may have a dangerous impact on the organ systems in the human body. Different chemicals and substances may affect internal organs differently, and exposure to these substances may lead to significant health problems.
Certain substances may enter the human body through inhalation, while others may create a health issue if a human ingests or even touches the substance.
Health Problems After Exposures
With some exposures to dangerous substances, the victim may begin feeling the effects immediately. These can range from eye irritation and dizziness to skin burns or loss of consciousness.
Other times, the victim may not feel the effects of the exposure until weeks, months, or years afterward. This may make personal injury cases tricky, as it may be difficult to find the exact parties responsible for your exposure after a long period of time. It may also be challenging to prove that your illness relates to the chemical exposure.
Let Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Represent Your Interests
Because of the complexity involved in this type of case, consider hiring a Los Angeles toxic fumes or chemicals lawyer to help. The team from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm understands the health consequences you may be experiencing in relation to exposure to these types of substances.
You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, so contact us for a free review of your case.
Potential Health Problems Related to Toxic Exposure
According to the University of California, toxic substances exist in everyday items that many people may use. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of some dangerous substances, but some such as bisphenol A (BPA) previously used in plastics may still be present in the environment.
The FDA may find in a few years that chemicals currently in use could be harmful to humans and the environment. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) in California maintains information on the risk of certain substances to the public, which allows you to access the latest scientific data.
If you are experiencing health problems that you believe may be the result of some sort of toxic chemical or fume exposure, let your doctor know about your suspicions. Having a record of potential health problems related to an exposure may be key evidence in any kind of personal injury lawsuit you decide to file down the road.
Toxic exposure may cause a variety of injuries and illnesses, including:
Exposure to a variety of chemicals or fumes over time may lead to a cancer diagnosis. Some of the substances that may result in the formulation of cancer cells include:
Should a person ingest a dangerous chemical, he or she may suffer damage to the gastrointestinal system of the body. This may include something as minor as excessive gas or constipation.
However, in some cases the victim may have significant health problems, such as damage to the esophagus or stomach. Some chemicals may harm other internal organs, such as the liver or pancreas.
Certain chemical and toxic fume exposures may affect the human body’s nervous system. This may lead to problems with the function of the brain, such as an inability to think clearly or a loss of consciousness.
Additionally, chemical exposure may lead to problems with the senses. Splashing a chemical in the eye may cause blindness, for example.
With many exposures to chemicals and fumes, the skin on the body is the first to come into contact with the dangerous substance. Because the skin is the largest organ in the human body, any illness that affects the skin may be extremely detrimental to your health.
After exposure to a chemical, the skin may suffer burns, rashes, or discoloration. Some damage may be permanent.
Other Health Problems
Other health problems you may suffer after exposure to a toxic substance may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Irritation to the inside of the nose or mouth
- Birth defects
- Onset of asthma or allergies
Serious exposure may also be fatal for the victim.
For a free legal consultation with a Toxic Fumes or Chemicals Lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Our Team May be Able to Help Throughout the Case
A Los Angeles toxic fumes or chemicals lawyer understands how frightening this type of exposure may be for you and your family. A toxic illness may leave you unable to work or function as you have in the past, negatively affecting your family’s financial situation and your quality of life.
You may be entitled to seek awards for your pain, suffering, and medical bills. You and your family should not have to suffer financially because of someone else’s negligence that may have left you exposed to a dangerous substance.
Call the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 for a free review of your case. We work on a contingency-fee basis and may be able to assist during insurance company negotiations or if your case goes to court.