Connecticut Toxic Exposure Attorney
Filing a Toxic Exposure Claim
Toxic substances can be found in almost any environment, including homes, workplaces, or even schools. Exposure to toxic substances can lead to illness, injury, and side effects that can seriously impact a victim’s life.
If you or your loved one was harmed due to toxic exposure, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other losses. At Carter Mario Law Firm, our Connecticut toxic exposure attorneys have a proven record of success in holding negligent landowners, manufacturers, businesses, government entities, and other parties accountable for harmful toxic exposure. We have recovered over $1 billion for our clients and have sought justice on behalf of victims of environmental contamination and toxic exposure throughout Connecticut.
To learn more, including how our firm can help you seek justice, contact us online or call (203) 571-3858 and request a free initial consultation.
What Is Toxic Exposure?
Toxic exposure occurs when individuals, groups of people, or entire communities are exposed to harmful substances. For example, the use of Roundup, a common herbicide widely used in the agricultural industry, has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of cancer. Agricultural workers who were required to use Roundup in the course of their work were at a heightened risk of developing cancer and related complications due to being exposed to the toxic herbicide.
Toxic exposure can also occur when individuals or communities are exposed to harmful substances in their environment. For example, a manufacturing plant that fails to follow proper safety protocols when disposing of hazardous waste could be held responsible for allowing toxic materials to enter the air, soil, or groundwater.
What Are Harmful Substances?
Numerous harmful and dangerous substances pose serious risks to human beings. While many of these substances are widely used, naturally occur as a byproduct of production, or are even necessary within a given industry, companies, manufacturers, and other responsible parties must ensure that these substances do not harm innocent individuals.
Examples of dangerous substances commonly involved in toxic exposure cases include:
- Asbestos: Used in many construction and worksites for years in America, asbestos exposure has been linked to mesothelioma and other serious illnesses.
- Benzene: Used in plastics, lubricants, rubbers, dyes, drugs, pesticides, and detergents, benzene has been linked to acute myeloid leukemia.
- Glyphosate: Used in Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer, glyphosate has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- Talc: Used in Shower to Shower™ and Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder™, talc has been linked to ovarian cancer.
These are just some examples of hazardous substances. Even when harm is not necessarily widespread, liable entities can be held responsible for exposing individuals, workers, and communities to harmful and potentially deadly substances.
Who Is Responsible?
Depending on the situation and the product or material involved, manufacturers, suppliers, builders, business owners, corporations, or property owners can be held accountable for exposing someone to a toxic material. These types of cases are often very complex due to the difficulties involved in identifying the liable party. But at Carter Mario Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling complicated toxic exposure claims, including individual claims and mass torts. Our Connecticut toxic exposure attorneys can guide you through the process and clearly explain your legal rights and options.
We work to help clients establish liability in toxic exposure cases by investigating the following:
- The type of substance involved
- How the exposure occurred
- Where the exposure occurred
- Whether the substance’s risks were known or documented
- How the exposure caused your injuries/illness
- The type of injury/illness you suffered
- The economic and non-economic damages you experienced
From there, we can build a strong case aimed at maximizing your recovery. We provide aggressive legal representation and are ready to take on any manufacturer, employer, business, insurance company, or defense team in our pursuit of justice.
Reach Out to Carter Mario Law Firm for a Free Consultation
If you believe your injuries or illness or the death of your loved one was caused by toxic exposure, we encourage you to get in touch with our team right away. In nearly all cases, you only have two years to bring a toxic tort or individual toxic exposure claim. It’s important that you do not wait to contact an attorney, as you could lose your right to seek recovery.
At Carter Mario Law Firm, we strive to provide our clients with an exceptional experience. We truly care about you and your recovery, which is why we take the time to really get to know you and your story. We also work hard to make sure the process is as easy and convenient for you as possible. We provide evening and weekend appointments by request and are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can also travel to meet you at your home or in the hospital, and we offer legal services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese to better serve our community.
Additionally, we offer a No-Fee Warranty, which means you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you. There are no out-of-pocket expenses when you work with Carter Mario Law Firm, and you will always receive more money than your attorney.