Chemical exposures often lead to a lifetime of serious medical conditions or even death. Unfortunately, there are a number of industries that often expose their workers to chemicals, which greatly increases their risk for health problems.
At the Garcia Law Group, we strive to provide the best legal support for those who have suffered through the effects of chemical exposure. To learn more about how our personal injury lawyers at the Garcia Law Group can help you in your chemical injury case, contact us today for a free consultation.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF CHEMICAL INJURIES?
Chemical injuries occur because of frequent exposure to toxins or dangerous chemicals. In some instances, exposure continues over a relatively long period of time and side effects do not immediately occur. While this sort of exposure does not produce bodily injury instantaneously, over time, very serious diseases such as cancer can develop.
In other cases, severe exposure to a dangerous toxin or substance can immediately result in chemical injuries. The inhalation of an unsafe chemical can instantly cause damage to vital organs such as the lungs or kidneys. There is also the possibly of physical contact with a corrosive chemical that can cause chemical burns or other damages to the skin.
TYPES OF CHAEMICAL INJURIES
Depending on the manner in which your injury occurred and what type of chemicals(s) you were exposed to, chemical injuries can affect you in many different ways.
There are a number of diseases caused by chemical exposure, and while it can be complicated to prove a link between the exposure and your medical condition, an experienced personal injury law firm like the Garcia Law Group can help. Diseases caused by chemical exposure include:
- Lung cancer
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Liver cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
As previously mentioned, other forms of chemical exposure include chemical burns, which can have an adverse affect on your body including eyes, ears, and skin. As some chemicals present more danger than others, exposure results can vary and include:
- Severe burns from contact or inhalation
- Permanent nerve damage
WHAT TYPES OF DANGEROUS CHEMICALS ARE COMMONLY USED?
Many dangerous chemicals are found in cleaning solvents and degreasers. Workers are often not aware that the chemicals they are exposed to can cause serious medical conditions. Some of the most dangerous chemicals include:
- Vinyl chloride
- Carbon tetrachloride
WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN CHEMICAL EXPOSURE CAUSES DISEASE OR DEATH?
When you or a loved one have had to suffer tremendously as a result of exposure to danger chemicals because of another’s negligence, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your pain and suffering.
Our team of experienced lawyers will investigate your case, gather medical records, and work with experts to get you the results you deserve. We work extra hard to hold negligent individuals and companies accountable for their actions.
Call us today at (956) 661-8000 to schedule a free consultation!