Maryland Toxic Poisoning Lawsuit Attorney
Toxic materials are inherently dangerous to your health. Direct contact with these materials can lead to devastating injuries and medical conditions. Sadly, many innocent people are exposed to hazardous chemicals that have caused them harm. Fortunately, not everything is lost. You may be able to hold the liable parties accountable for your losses and harm.
At Rice, Murtha & Psoras, our Maryland toxic poisoning lawsuit attorneys can help you file a personal injury claim against those who caused you harm. We will fight aggressively and strategically to get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about all of our services and how we can help you, call our law offices today at (410) 694-7291.
Different Types of Exposure to Chemicals and Toxins in Maryland
Many substances can be harmful to the human body. Unfortunately, these hazardous substances and chemicals can be commonly found at work, at home or in many products you can use as consumers. These are precisely the types of environments where exposure and poisoning from exposure to chemicals happen.
Exposure at the Workplace
Every day, millions of Maryland workers have to perform their duties around dangerous chemicals and substances. This is especially true for workers in the industrial field who often have to handle highly contaminating chemicals.
However, other trades can also lead to chemical exposure and poisoning. For example, maritime workers, miners, plumbers, and factory workers are regularly exposed to chemicals at work. Some of these workers may be exposed silica, asbestos, benzene, thinners, and other hazardous materials. If you or a loved one was poisoned or injured due to poisoning, we can help.
Exposure at Home
Your home is your sanctuary. You’d never expect to have something in your house that may harm you or your loved ones. However, there have been numerous cases where homeowners have discovered their homes harbor dangerous toxins capable of causing severe health issues. Sometimes, negligent contractors, manufacturers, and installers have made mistakes that can lead to exposure to chemicals.
Common examples of these negligent actions can include failure to install fire retardants, using lead paint, and using asbestos – although the latter can be found in older homes. If you or a loved one was exposed to dangerous chemicals at home due to another’s negligence, we may help.
Exposure to Consumer Products
Many home products can lead to poisoning. All product manufacturers have an obligation to provide sufficient, adequate warnings and instructions to safely use their products. When negligent manufacturers fail to warn you about their product’s inherent dangers, they may be held liable for your injuries. Our Maryland toxic poisoning lawsuit attorneys can help you fight for compensation.
Common Injuries in Toxic Poisoning Cases
Direct contact with toxins, whether through inhalation, contact or ingestion, can lead to severe, life-threatening consequences. Moreover, toxic poisoning may lead to debilitating medical conditions that can last a lifetime. If you have suffered injuries or developed an illness due to toxic poisoning, you may have a cause of action.
Decades ago, the construction industry utilized asbestos to build thousands of homes in the U.S. Over the years, it was discovered that asbestos was inherently dangerous to people’s health and well-being. Throughout time, many unsuspecting homeowners and construction workers developed a severe pulmonary disease known as asbestosis. the fine, sharp particles of asbestos would stick to a person’s lungs, debilitating them and causing micro lacerations over time.
Another common type of illness caused by toxic exposure is cancer. Many chemicals and toxins are known for causing cancer over time. Lead poisoning is another type of illness caused by lead used to paint houses. While this material is banned from being used, many U.S. buildings still have paint with lead in it. We can help if you or a loved one was injured or developed an illness due to toxic poisoning or exposure.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim for Toxic Poisoning in Maryland
If you were injured due to toxic poisoning, you can file a personal injury claim against those who caused you harm. Toxic exposure or poisoning is often subset negligence, which is a requirement in all personal injury claims. As a plaintiff, you have the burden of showing the defendant’s negligence. You can achieve this by proving the existence of four main elements in your claim.
As a plaintiff, you will be required to show the defendant owed you a legal duty. For instance, you can show the defendant owed you an obligation to provide you with safety equipment and a safe workplace environment. the second element in your claim is called a breach of duty. You can prove a breach of duty by establishing that the defendant failed to provide you with the protective equipment needed to perform your duties. the third element in your claim is called causation. Causation requires you to establish a link between the defendant’s actions – or omissions – and your injuries. Finally, you should be able to show you suffered damages as a consequence of the defendant’s actions.
Once you have shown these elements with the court, you may get compensation for your losses. This includes any medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Additionally, if the same defendant injured a large group of people, you can file what is known as a class-action lawsuit. Our Maryland toxic poisoning lawsuit attorneys can help you take the best course of action.
Maryland Toxic Poisoning Lawsuit Attorney Offering Free Consultations
If you or a loved one was exposed to dangerous toxins and chemicals in Maryland, we can help. At Rice, Murtha & Psoras, we know how challenging it can be to deal with a severe chemical injury. For this reason, we dedicate all of our resources and knowledge to fighting aggressively and strategically to provide you with the quality services you deserve. Thanks to our years of experience handling countless personal injury cases in Maryland, we know precisely what needs to be done to hold the liable parties accountable for your losses. To learn more about our services in a free, confidential consultation, call our Maryland toxic poisoning lawsuit lawyers today at (410) 694-7291.