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Toxic Torts

New York, New Jersey, and Nationwide

Every day we are exposed to chemicals in the air, water, even in our food, many of which are not harmful or cause no harmful side effects. However, sometimes chemicals are introduced into our bodies without our knowledge or consent and cause devastating results, such as disease, illness or even death. These chemicals are the basis for toxic tort cases brought against organizations and individuals every year by experience toxic tort attorneys like Morelli Ratner PC.

Definition of Toxic Tort

A toxic tort case is a type of personal injury lawsuit that addresses the introduction of harmful chemicals into one’s body either through the environment or pharmaceuticals. Past toxic tort cases have included litigation for the use of construction materials like formaldehyde and asbestos, pesticides in food, or medications used without the patients’ knowledge. The key to these cases is that those who were affected by these toxic substances were exposed without their consent or, often, knowledge.

The results of toxic exposure can range from debilitating to deadly, are often costly to treat, and may be incurable. Some of the common types of diseases caused by toxic exposure include:

  • Asbestosis
  • Leukemia
  • Lung disease
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Mesothelioma
  • Lymphoma

Toxic Exposure can Occur Anywhere

Toxic exposure may occur in your home, at your workplace, or outdoors. Common toxins in toxic torts include:

  • Pesticides
  • Benzene
  • Asbestos
  • PCBs
  • Silica

Factory employees have developed serious illnesses after which they discovered that the materials they were working with were harmful, but about which their employers did not inform them. Others have been involved in experimental drug testing without their prior consent. Families living in older buildings may discover that toxic building materials were used after one or more family members develop a chronic illness.

If you or your family has been the victim of toxic substance exposure, you are entitled to compensation and justice. At Morelli Ratner PC, our attorneys are experienced at pursuing litigation against parties responsible for the exposure and ensuing illnesses of individuals like you who were unwittingly made the victims of toxic substances. We have pursued litigation against some of the largest organizations in the area, including the City of New York, Philip Morris, and the N.Y.U. Medical Center.

If you or your loved one has suffered a toxic substance related illness or death, please contact the experienced toxic tort attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC link to home today. We serve clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Staten Island, New York, and New Jersey, as well as nationwide.

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