McAlester Toxic Torts
Skilled Oklahoma Toxic Torts Lawyers Managing Tough Issues
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or illnesses due to exposure to dangerous chemicals or substances, you may need to engage in a toxic tort lawsuit. The knowledgeable Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at Edwards & Patterson Law have years of experience handling these claims, which often involve a thorough investigation of the exposure and proving who or what was at fault. We are passionate about holding negligent parties accountable for their actions, and you’ll benefit from the personal attention and sound guidance we provide to you and your family members. Turn to us to work with a legal professional who truly cares about your well being.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
In a toxic tort claim, several individuals who have suffered injuries due to exposure to hazardous materials or chemicals may seek compensation from the parties responsible. Although this is somewhat similar to a class action lawsuit, toxic tort claims involve each plaintiff seeking compensation individually rather than as part of a group.
There several different ways in which someone may be exposed to toxic materials that require significant medical attention and result in serious injuries or health conditions. These include the following:
- Medications: This exposure is often connected to unexpected side effects from pharmaceutical drugs. Medications like Zoloft and Prozac, for example, may cause individuals to suffer side effects they were not made aware of before taking the drugs.
- Workplace exposure: In some occupational settings, workers may be exposed to dangerous chemicals. This may take the form of quick, short-term exposure to high levels of toxic substances, or the gradual, long-term exposure to hazardous materials like asbestos, which may lead to mesothelioma and other types of cancer.
- Consumer products: Dangerous or defective products may unintentionally expose people to toxic chemicals, leading to long-term health complications. Some common examples of these products are lawn and garden fertilizers, cleaning supplies and pesticides.
- Exposure at home: Other forms of toxic exposure may involve mold in a home or apartment, or food items that contain pesticides and other chemicals that may harm consumers.
When seeking compensation through a toxic tort claim, you must work with your attorney to prove that the product in question was hazardous, that you (or a loved one) were exposed to it and that the product caused actual harm. It’s common for at-fault parties and their insurance companies to challenge these claims, so it’s critical to work with an experienced McAlester personal injury lawyer to protect your best interests. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Consult a Knowledgeable Oklahoma Toxic Torts Lawyer
For further information and guidance on issues related to toxic torts, speak with a dependable lawyer at Edwards & Patterson Law. From our office near Tulsa, we serve individuals and families throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas. To get a free case evaluation, call 555-555-5555 or contact us online.