NYC Toxic Exposure Attorneys
Are You Suffering from an Illness Due to Toxins? Call Our Lawyers for Help
Your lungs are a vital part of your body and are constantly working to provide oxygen to your brain and body. Respiratory disorders can be painful, costly, and can cause breathing impairments that keep you from working or even living a normal life without medical assistance. Unfortunately, many people develop disorders or illnesses due to exposure to certain toxins at work or home.
The law firm of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman helps clients in New York City and the surrounding areas who are struggling with respiratory conditions from toxic exposure. Whether your illness stems from your job or other environmental factors, you may have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. Contact our construction accident lawyers for more information as soon as you can.
Possible Effects of Toxic Exposure
Breathing in chemicals or other harmful fumes or substances can result in many health issues and conditions, including the following:
- Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome (RADS)
- Lung disease
- Aplastic anemia
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Eye damage and blindness
- Damage to the reproductive system
- Skin scarring
- Brain damage and neurological issues
Sometimes, the effects of toxic exposure can happen immediately, including dizziness and nausea, while other conditions will develop over time from repeated exposure. In either case, these medical issues often require extensive treatment and may be life-threatening.
Types of Exposure
Exposure to toxins can happen in many ways - including at work, in your home, or even through the water. Some toxins that can result in severe health problems include:
- Hydrochloric acid
- Sodium dioxide
- Sulfur dioxide
- Carbon monoxide
- Sulfuric acid
People who work in manufacturing or other jobs that involve exposure to chemicals should always have the necessary safety equipment, such as breathing masks. Property owners should also ensure that their property is environmentally safe for visitors and tenants. Unfortunately, people still suffer severe illnesses and injuries due to toxins.
Who May be Liable for Your Losses?
There are many parties that may be held responsible for your medical bills and other losses due to toxic exposure. First, if your exposure happened at work, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should provide benefits for your expenses, lost income, and long-term disabilities. In addition, the negligence of another party may have played a role in your exposure, such as:
- Your landlord or property owner
- Neighboring property owners
- Manufacturers of defective breathing masks or safety equipment
- Builders or contractors
An experienced lawyer can review how your exposure occurred and identify your options for holding parties liable for your extensive losses.
Contact a New York Toxic Exposure Law Firm to Learn about Your Rights
The personal injury attorneys of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman represent people who are dealing with serious illnesses and health conditions due to chemical exposure at work and at home. If you or a loved one is ill and you suspect toxins may be to blame, discuss your rights with a member of our legal team. Call 917-813-3514 or contact us online for a free consultation today.