Everyday you may hear about a factory or business in your area that is being sued due to toxic exposure. However, many people are not aware that toxic exposure can happen anywhere to anyone, thus they may feel as though this is something that they never have to worry about.
Understanding Toxic Exposure
You can be exposed to toxins in a variety of ways. Even the smallest things can expose you to toxins. However, toxic exposure is a different type of exposure. Toxic exposure occurs when a person or business knowingly endangers their workers or the public with the toxins that they release. For example, factories that dump toxins into the local water reserve, know that they are doing this. If they were to be caught, then they could be charged with illegal dumping, and those who live in the area will undoubtedly show signs of having toxic exposure.
The Signs of Toxic Exposure
The signs of toxic exposure are hard to nail down, as many different toxins have different effects. For example, we know that lead can lead to brain injuries. Pesticides have been linked to severe birth injuries. Respiratory illnesses can be linked to a wide variety of toxins, while also developing cancer can be linked to many different toxins. Usually, when toxic exposure is evident, there is a high percentage of people in one area that come down with the same illnesses. For example, workers who worked with asbestos started having mesothelioma. It was then that the connection was made between the two.
How A Lawyer Helps
A New York personal injury lawyer is the one person that can help you to prove that your illness is related to toxic exposure. In most cases, the attorney is able to help others who may not even realize that they too have been exposed and may be suffering from this. Take for example the many lawsuits that are still being filled on behalf of people who have died from contact with asbestos, as well as their families who also suffered due to secondary contact.
A lawyer is going to look into what your symptoms are and what place you could have come in contact with these. Logically, the first place to consider is your place of employment, though many lawyers look into the living area as well for any plants that could be responsible. From here, the lawyer develops a case that is going to help recover expenses you may have paid for doctors and treatment. In addition, you can be rewarded for pain and suffering since this was not in any way your fault, missed wages if you have become so sick that you cannot work, and a variety of other issues.
If you believe that you have been exposed to toxins at one point or another and you have medical issues that could be related, then it is in your best interest to talk with a New York personal injury attorney. They are going to be able to get the person responsible for doing this and let this person or business deal with the fall out. For your free New York personal injury consultation contact Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson.