The link between toxic substances and serious health problems becomes clearer every day. In many cases, it is difficult to determine if a lifetime of exposure to toxic chemicals has caused or contributed to a health issue. Some may experience cancer, birth defects in their children or other complications as a direct result of a specific toxic exposure or series of exposures.
Workers in dangerous jobs, tenants of careless landlords and people who live near polluting corporations are among the people most at risk for environmental injury; however, anyone who is exposed to chemicals or hazardous toxins could potentially be in danger. When an environmental injury can be traced back to a specific product, person, or company, the victim may be able to take legal action and pursue a claim for compensation. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation with an environmental injury lawyer to learn more.
Risks and Complications of Environmental Injuries
Some of the many potential consequences of exposure to toxins or chemicals include, but are not limited to:
- Chemical burns
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory problems including COPD
- Birth defects
Researchers have even found a link between late-onset Alzheimer’s disease and exposure to certain pollutants or toxins.
Unfortunately, often the consequences of environmental injuries do not become apparent until weeks, months or years after the initial exposure. This can make environmental injury cases difficult to prove since you must demonstrate what caused you to develop health issues.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has represented more than 32,000 clients and we can put our legal knowledge and investigative skills to work to help you prove your case.
Who Is Responsible?
There are many potential ways to recover compensation for environmental injuries:
- If you are harmed due to workplace exposure, you can pursue a workers’ compensation claim.
- If a defective or dangerous product harms you, such as asbestos products, you can sue the manufacturer.
- You can sue a landlord or property owner who failed to protect you from hazards such as lead paint or radon.
- You can pursue legal action against a company that pollutes or does not dispose of chemical or biological waste properly, causing community exposure.
You will need to determine who is responsible for your environmental injury and how best to pursue a claim for monetary damages against that particular person or company. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can review the circumstances of your health problems and incidents of exposure to help you determine the right legal approach to take.
How Much Can Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Get You?
To recover monetary damages, you must show that a toxin or hazard caused you actual harm for which you can be compensated. It is up to you to prove the extent of your losses and damages so you can be fully compensated. You should recover monetary payments for medical costs; loss of wages/income; pain and suffering; emotional distress; or a wrongful death of a loved one.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our environmental injury lawyers have recovered large settlements and jury verdicts for plaintiffs harmed by exposure. Call today to speak with a member of our legal team to learn more about how we can represent you. Request a free consultation today.