Toxic Torts

Toxic tort cases occur when individuals are exposed to chemical or pharmaceuticals through the environment or toxic work conditions. Pesticides, carcinogenic agents, harmful waste, benzene, and other dangers products and chemicals represent the many toxic agents that can cause health-related issues. Toxins may present an immediate and noticeable health threat or, in some cases, the threat of exposure may not be noticed for a number of years. At the Ochs Law Firm, we believe that exposures to toxins must be handled aggressively to demonstrate that chemicals and toxic agents must be handled with care and exposures must be limited.

Numerous toxic substances have been found to cause harm. Lead-based paints, for example, were not initially considered dangerous. Now we know, however, that they can cause brain damage, especially in children. Since we do not always know the implications of substances, it is critical that manufacturers employ extensive testing prior to introducing new products.

Toxic tort cases must be managed carefully. Often there are numerous medical records and tests that may need to be considered. At the Ochs Law Firm, we work closely with specialists who can review and provide input on these medical records. This is especially important in cases related to pharmaceutical drugs, in which dangerous side effects may occur. By comparing the side effects that you experienced with the effects of others taking the medication, we can work to uncover if a link may occur.

One challenge in toxic tort cases is determining who can be held liable. For example, if a number of individuals in your neighborhood have developed a medical condition and you believe it is related to a product that has leached into the groundwater, you may not know who is responsible. At the Ochs Law Firm, we are committed to uncovering liability and holding corporations accountable. We can work with specialists to determine who was responsible.

Toxic tort cases can be challenging, as the onset of illness or injury may occur long after exposure. It is important to have an experienced team on your side. At the Ochs Law Firm, we seek to represent all exposed parties so that we can present a strong case showing multiple injured individuals. Contact us today for a free consultation.