A toxic tort It is a subset of Personal Injury law and often results in Mass Torts. This entails claims of injuries associated with and resulting from exposure to dangerous substances.
These exposures may occur in the home, workplace or any setting. The wounded often file lawsuits.
These cases involve alleged damages or injuries caused by the release of toxins into the environment, such as:
Examples of Environmental Toxins
- Electromagnetic fields
- Environmental toxins
- Hazardous chemicals in a workplace
- Industrial chemicals
- Lead poisoning, lead-based paint
- Oil Spills
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Radiation contamination
- Sick building syndrome
- Waste management and disposal
- Waste products from manufacturing processes
It is critical to show causation in a toxic tort claim. That is difficult due to the nature of these types of injuries. Damages caused by exposure to dangerous substances may not be evident until several years after the exposure.
It can be extremely challenging to prove that the substance in question is the causing factor. Therefore, these types of lawsuits depend heavily on science and medical records and studies.
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