Toxic Tort

In recent history, advances made in science, technology and other areas have made the world a better place to live in many ways, but sometimes those advantages have come with a price.  New technology often means more people are being exposed to chemical waste and other dangerous substances.

Often the effects of exposure to harmful substances takes years to develop, but that doesn’t make it any less traumatizing if it happens to you or a loved one.  The Tampa lawyers at Lieser Skaff Alexander are here to help and answer any questions should you find you are the victim of toxic tort.

Injuries and illnesses that develop as a result of exposure to harmful substances vary based on the type and amount of exposure. Known harmful toxins include:

  • Mold
  • Radon
  • Asbestos
  • Chinese drywall
  • Reactive or corrosive domestic drywall
  • Lead paint
  • Pesticides
  • Dry cleaning solvents
  • Cosmetics
  • Hazardous waste
  • Other chemicals

Toxins are often found in ground water or they may be in the air where they are inhaled and over time cause debilitating respiratory illness.  Risk factors include living near chemical manufacturing or disposal sites and using chemicals in the work place or at home.

Dangerous toxins have been found to cause:

  • Brain damage
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory disease
  • Birth defects
  • Various other injuries and illnesses

Extensive research and investigation is often needed to determine whether or not harmful toxins are responsible for a personal injury or illness.  The delay of the onset of illness can make it difficult to prove the relationship between exposure to toxins due to the negligence of a company or corporation and the resulting injury or illness.  The lawyers at Lieser Skaff Alexander can help. You may be entitled to recover compensation from a corporation or industry whose negligence has caused you to suffer.  At Lieser Skaff Alexander we can help you seek damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

If you believe you have a toxic tort case in Tampa, St. Petersburg or elsewhere in the state, please contact a Tampa toxic tort attorney at our firm without delay.  We can answer all of your questions and determine how best to proceed to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.