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Atlanta Toxic Torts Lawyer

Multiple state and federal regulations specify how businesses should handle toxic chemicals. Detailed laws regulate the labeling, transportation, storage, and disposal of these chemicals. However, many companies are lax in their enforcement, and chemical spills or toxic releases happen with alarming frequency. And many toxic emissions harm commutes all across the country.

At Stacey Evans Law, we help clients injured by pollution or mishandled toxic chemicals. Please contact our Atlanta toxic torts lawyer today to find out if you can seek compensation.

Compensation for Toxic Torts Exposure

Toxic chemicals can cause debilitating, sometimes fatal injuries and illnesses. These chemicals are regulated for a reason, and any accidental release can have fatal consequences.

Our legal team has sought compensation for people who have suffered bodily injuries but also those whose property has become contaminated. Any contamination of the water, soil, or air can make property uninhabitable and frustrate the ability to sell it.

We can seek monetary damages for:

  • Medical bills and lost wages for those suffering injury due to toxic exposure.
  • Pain and suffering damages for someone whose toxic exposure upends their normal life.
  • Business damages, when toxic exposure forces a business to close or when a business incurs costs for cleanup and removal.
  • Property damage for private and commercial real estate owners whose property values decline due to toxic release.

Bringing a Toxic Tort Claim

Under Georgia law, these cases are grounded in either negligence or strict liability. Either way, our attorneys have the knowledge of federal and state regulations and can identify whether a business or entity was lax in its enforcement.

With a negligence claim, we allege that the defendant did not use reasonable care in the labeling, transportation, storage, or disposal of dangerous chemicals. Some defendants are ignorant of the rules, which is not a defense. In fact, failure to identify the correct way to handle chemicals is a sign of a lack of care.

In many cases, however, toxic tort cases are brought under strict liability because these chemicals are very dangerous. The law increases the responsibility on companies that traffic in dangerous chemicals to handle them properly.

Types of Dangerous Chemicals

There are countless dangerous compounds in liquid, solid, or gaseous form that can pollute or poison. Some of the more common toxic tort cases stem from a defendant’s use of:

  • Asbestos—this fire-resistant compound has historically been popular in buildings and in the manufacture of certain products. When inhaled, asbestos can lead to cancer and other respiratory diseases.

  • Diacetyl—this is a chemical used in food flavoring. Victims have suffered serious respiratory problems.

  • Pesticides—various pesticides are dangerous because they lack proper labeling and can lead to cancer and other illnesses. A chemical used in the popular weedkiller Roundup has recently been identified as a carcinogen.

  • Lead paint—when digested, lead paint can lead to developmental problems in children.

  • Benzene—this is a popular chemical with many uses in manufacturing. It can damage cells and sometimes leaks from storage facilities or is emitted by industries into the air.

  • Mold—toxic mold can cause flu-like symptoms and severe illness when left untreated. Mold can grow uninhibited in many buildings due to poor construction and water intrusion. Lead paint—when digested, lead paint can lead to developmental problems in children.

  • Hexavalent chromium—exposure to hexavalent chromium, sometimes referred to as Chromium 6, can cause cancer and other serious illness.

Do You Have a Claim? Contact an Atlanta Toxic Torts Attorney

Stacey Evans Law is available to speak with anyone who suspects that toxic exposure has harmed them. Please call us today to schedule a call.

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