All of us deserve to live and work in safe, clean environments. Unfortunately, that has not always been the case for many people who have developed medical conditions due to exposure to toxic chemicals and substances. Harmful exposure to toxins can lead to various life-changing health effects, from asbestosis to mesothelioma, brain damage, other types of cancer, respiratory problems, and more. In many cases, this toxic exposure is fatal but often doesn’t surface for years or decades.
If you are located in West Palm Beach or the surrounding area and have been impacted by an environmental injury, you may be entitled to legal compensation from the entity that caused or contributed to your condition. Whether you are the injured person or the survivor of a loved one who has wrongfully died due to such a situation, you need answers and guidance from a trusted legal source.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is a personal injury law firm that has been serving South Florida since 1997 with committed and competent legal service. Our firm has successfully resolved more than 32,000 cases and has earned a reputation for excellence. You can count on our team of seasoned attorneys, investigators, case managers, and assistants to exhaust every avenue in its fight to help you get the financial recovery you need in the wake of a devastating environmental injury.
Environmental injuries can follow after exposure to toxic substances in the home, at school, and in the workplace in West Palm Beach. These injuries can be caused by:
As an example, thousands of people have developed asbestos-related health conditions after being exposed to this toxic substance while on the job in shipyards, military installations, in the construction industry, and in industrial plants as well as those working and living near asbestos mines. Asbestos exposure on the skin, clothing, and through inhalation can lead to lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other lung diseases. According to Asbestos.com, more than 2,500 Americans died of this form of cancer in 2010.
Deadly toxins and poisons can be released into the environment through the groundwater, air, and earth resulting in contamination to residents, workers, or anyone else visiting the location. Exposure to these pollutants in West Palm Beach on a daily basis can lead to illnesses and injuries that result in lost time at work, a permanent disability that prevents future employment, medical expenses that may be needed well into the future as well as a human toll in pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we know how to handle complex environmental injury cases caused by the negligent behavior of others, from initial investigation to putting together all of the elements of your claim or lawsuit. We will build your case for an intensive negotiation at the settlement table or for litigation in court. The competent representation you will receive at our firm can make the difference between an inadequate settlement and one that fully reflects your injuries and losses. Let us help you – contact us for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and options and how best to proceed today.