It can be years before the harmful effects of environmental toxins and pollutants manifest themselves as physical injuries. A child exposed to toxins as an infant may show behavioral issues, hearing problems, or brain damage later into childhood; a construction worker who comes into contact with asbestos on the job may develop lung cancer or mesothelioma decades later.
If you or your family have been injured by lead poisoning, asbestos exposure, pollution, toxic waste, or other chemicals, you deserve justice. At Cory Watson Attorneys, we will fight to hold the companies who pollute our environment liable for the damage they cause.
Dangerous Toxic Exposure Is Common
Exposure to deadly toxins can happen in an instant, and is much more common than you may think. For example, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration estimates that 1.3 million workers are exposed to asbestos on the job. An additional 3 million workers are exposed to hazardous lead. Hundreds of thousands of American children are also exposed to lead and have dangerously high levels of the poison in their blood stream.
If you think you may have been exposed to a toxic chemical, your symptoms will depend on the type of poison you came into contact with. Generally, be aware of the following toxic symptoms which affect your body’s major organ systems:
- Respiratory: coughing, choking, tight chest, irritation in the throat
- Gastrointestinal: nausea, vomiting diarrhea
- Kidney: back pain, changes in urination
- Neurological: headache, dizziness, confusion, coma, convulsions
- Blood: tiredness, fatigue
- Dermatological: rashes, itching, redness, and swelling of the skin or eyes
- Reproductive: infertility, miscarriage
If you or your loved one is suffering from an environmental injury after exposure to a toxin, call the environmental injury lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys immediately. We’ll investigate your claim and do what it takes to get you the best possible settlement for your injuries.
Special Toxic Exposure Situations
The legal team at Cory Watson Attorneys has led environmental litigation across the United States, representing clients harmed by a number of different environmental pollutants and practices including:
- DuPont C-8 Personal Injuries
- Walter Coke Plant
- Freedom Industries Chemical Spill
If you have been affected by these types of toxic exposure, Cory Watson Attorneys has the experience you need to recover for your injuries. We will work to get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, future costs, and pain and suffering.
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If you or a loved one was exposed to toxic substances and later developed a life-altering medical condition, Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you. Call us at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free initial consultation form to have one of our knowledgeable attorneys review your claims for free.
Cory Watson Attorneys is a leading national injury law firm, and serves clients throughout the country as well as locally throughout Alabama.