Toxic Torts

NYC Toxic Torts Attorneys

When people are exposed to toxic chemicals, the effects can be deadly. A person can suffer from chemical exposure on the job, at home because of defective products, or through environmental contamination. Many heavy metals are considered carcinogens that may cause cancer or neurological disease, while other hydrocarbon solvents can be extremely dangerous. When buying apartments in New York, there is required to be a lead paint disclosure that helps absolve the building of premises liability should anyone get ill as a result of the toxic substance.

Exposure is often responsible for injuries and illnesses, including:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Leukemia
  • Lead poisoning
  • Cancer

All too often organizations and property owners do not take the proper care when disposing of waste or maintaining a premise. While short exposures to chemicals like asbestos can cause damage, other chemicals produce a disease over a long period of time.

Organizations know this, and when victims try to bring a case, they often defend it aggressively. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered chemical exposure, the skill of a legal team that can answer this aggressive defense is crucial.

Brooklyn Toxic Tort Attorneys

When people are injured as a result of chemical exposure based on negligence, it is important that they are compensated fairly and that the polluting party is held accountable. Our approach has obtained tens of millions for clients in our decades of practice. We are ready to work on cases involving:

  • Mesothelioma and asbestos
  • Benzene exposure
  • Lead poisoning
  • Toxic encephalopathy
  • Vinyl chloride exposure
  • Coal tar pitch exposure

An example of our success:

Chemical Exposures And Toxic Torts — $325,000 Settlement For A Nine-Month-Old Infant
An infant, 9-months-old at the time of the subject accident, sustained serious burns to her left thigh and left leg, which were caused by an exposed “riser” pipe in her apartment. 
Our personal injury lawyers were able to establish via deposition testimony that the building owner was aware of prior similar accidents (not to mention prior complaints regarding exposed riser pipes in other apartments) in the subject building. Accordingly, at a nonbinding mediation, our attorneys settled this matter for $325,000, with much of the settlement proceeds being structured in order to maximize the infant plaintiff’s recovery over the course of her lifetime.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New York City toxic torts lawyers, call (212) 221-5999 or email us.