It can be a very frightening situation for one to discover that after years of working at refineries or chemical plants, or years living near an industrial zone, they have developed a disease or illness from exposure to toxins or chemicals over which they had no control. In Texas, there is a body of law referred to as Toxic Torts, which enables a person to recover compensation for damages caused by wrongful exposure to toxins or chemicals.
Here are few substances that if one is exposed can lead to serious injury or illness or even death:
- Dioxin/Agent Orange
If you feel that you have wrongfully been exposed to any hazardous toxins or chemicals, you should immediately seek medical and legal counsel.
For many years Texas Courts were flooded with toxic tort litigation, but in 2005, following major tort reform passed by the Texas legislature, this type of litigation has been reduced. However, persons exposed to hazardous toxins and chemicals may still maintain a cause of action for their injuries and illnesses that have resulted from the exposure. In toxic tort cases, recovery usually amounts to compensation of monetary damages, lost wages, pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, and in some cases, punitive damages.
If you or a loved one experienced an incident or were injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous toxins or chemicals, contact Gilman & Allison, LLP for a free confidential consultation and evaluation of your case.