Exposure to a dangerous toxin due to the negligence of another party falls under toxic tort law. These cases can be extremely complex and difficult. It must first be shown that the substance caused an injury, and then must show that the actions of the defendant lead to exposure that resulted in injury.
Examples of toxic substances that can cause injury or death include pesticides, chemicals, asbestos, toxic waste, nuclear radiation, medical product, and toxic substances at dangerous levels in food and drinking water. However, because injuries from toxins may take years to develop, and those who were exposed may take a long time to track down to gather information, the case can take much longer than typical injury cases.
If you have been exposed to a toxin that has made you sick, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of income, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, and more. To recover damages, you need an experienced toxic tort attorney.
If you or a loved one suffered harm due to potential exposure to toxins, please call the Oklahoma toxic tort lawyers at Carr & Carr at 866-510-0580 or contact us online. Our attorneys have offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but we work with toxic exposure victims across the U.S.