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Toxic Torts

California Toxic Torts Attorney You Can Trust

Los Angeles County lawyer experienced in mass tort litigation

Toxic tort is the legal classification given to claims for injuries caused by exposure to a dangerous substance. Claims involving toxic torts are very complex and expensive to litigate. Claimants and their attorneys often group together into class action lawsuits, referred to as mass tort litigation, in order to more economically and efficiently obtain compensation for the victims. We often collaborate with other attorneys and claimants to litigate these complicated claims jointly. At National Choice Lawyers, our skilled personal injury attorney has access to the medical, pharmaceutical and scientific experts needed to establish and prove your toxic tort claim.

What type of exposure leads to a toxic tort claim?

If you think you were exposed to a toxic chemical or prescribed a recalled pharmaceutical drug that injured you, you need to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer with experience in mass tort litigation. Numerous types of exposures or accidents may result in a toxic tort injury, such as:

  • Medications you have been prescribed by your doctor, including for diabetes
  • Consumer products such as pesticides
  • On the job exposure to asbestos, benzene and pesticides
  • Home exposure to toxic mold and contaminated ground water
  • Industrial spills and leakage

Exposure to asbestos at work or at home can lead to a disease called mesothelioma. It takes 10 to 40 years to develop mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos. If you actively suffer from mesothelioma, your family may also be exposed. Even if the asbestos manufacturer has gone out of business, filed bankruptcy or bought by another company, it is possible to recover from one of the asbestos victims’ trust funds.

Exposure to benzene at work or an industrial spill can lead to possible health problems including cancer, asthma and immune and reproductive system damage. You can find Benzene in oil and gasoline, as well as in tobacco smoke. Manufacturers also use it in making plastic and rubber products. There have been cases of benzene leaking into water supplies and contaminating drinking water.

Serious injuries can result from certain diabetic drugs. There are active cases currently in mass tort litigation involving the diabetes drugs Avandia and Actos. Medical malpractice claims may also be possible from the negligent prescription of dangerous medications.

Defective safety equipment related to the storage and transportation of toxic chemicals can lead to exposure at work. These claims are not necessarily limited to workers compensation or occupational disease limitations. A product liability claim may be possible to maximize your compensation.

Contact a skilled personal injury attorney in Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks

You usually have only two years in California to file a lawsuit from the time of the diagnosis or discovery that you are suffering from a toxic exposure, so don’t wait. Contact National Choice Lawyers now. Call us for a free initial consultation at 877-375-8424 or contact us online.

National Choice Lawyers
6345 Balboa Boulevard, Building III, Suite 273
Los Angeles, California, 91316 USA