Toxic Exposure Personal Injury Claims
While car accidents, medical malpractice, and even slip and falls may be the kind of incidents you think of when contemplating the basis of a personal injury claim, in fact, the law does not end there. Instead, an individual or entity may be liable for injuries resulting from many other circumstances such as those resulting from dog bites, the results of bad cosmetic services, or even as the result of exposure of toxic substances. Maybe you’ve seen the recent news reports on toxic exposure lawsuits against Monsanto alleging it has known for decades that there is a link between the use of its Roundup product and certain types of cancer? Exposure to the wrong chemicals can unfortunately cause life-altering injuries. However, the good news is that a victim can initiate a personal injury lawsuit as long as there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the injury was the result of exposure to a toxic material or chemical that the specified party is responsible for in some way.
A Recent Example of Toxic Exposure in the News
The Miami Herald recently reported that multiple Brickell Key condo dwellers have publicly asserted that the chemical sanitation measures implemented at their downtown Miami island to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic actually made them sick. The residents told the news outlet that they became afflicted suddenly with symptoms such as stomach cramps, headaches, rashes, eye irritations and nausea after the Brickell Key Master Association, which manages the island, began an outdoor sanitation program in mid-March. This program entailed spraying sidewalks, the perimeter baywalk, grassy park areas, and even benches and trash barrels with a product called Virex Plus One disinfectant for two hours every morning. Residents report that the treatments, which were applied by maintenance employees wearing hazmat suits, apparently killed some foliage and left a strong odor in the area. Multiple residents and even their pets reportedly became ill within a week of the program being implemented.
Despite the residents repeatedly contacting the management company with concerns and even obtaining confirmation from the Virex manufacturer that the way the management company was using the chemical was correct, it reportedly took the involvement of the county’s Department of Environmental Resources Management for an evaluation of Brickell Key for the association to stop spraying. Residents remain worried about the potential long-term effects of this chemical exposure which currently remain unclear.
Have You Been Injured as a Result of Toxic Exposure?
If you or a member of your family has been harmed by exposure to chemicals, you deserve the help of a legal team that has the skills needed to navigate through this kind of claim. It is important to understand that a claim centered around toxic exposure is a complex case that requires extensive experience and knowledge so obtaining the right legal help is essential. As the Fort Myers personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm, we can investigate the circumstances of your exposure and help you determine how to go about building a case that holds accountable those who are responsible for your injuries. We are experienced in helping people like you recover the compensation that you deserve and you can depend on us for help in a wide range of personal injury circumstances. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and begin undertaking steps to obtain what you deserve.
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