Toxic Tort Lawyer in Twin Falls & Boise Serving Throughout Idaho
Being exposed to dangerous chemicals can happen almost anywhere. Toxic exposure can cause a wide range of physical reactions and illnesses, including:
- Leukemia, mesothelioma, and other forms of cancer
- Asthma and other respiratory diseases
- Rashes or other skin reactions
- Learning disabilities or other forms of brain damage
- Wrongful death
Countless victims of exposure to toxins have been forced to seek help from a court of law to receive desperately-needed financial relief to pay for medical expenses and living costs while sick and out of work. At Pedersen & Whitehead, our Idaho personal injury attorneys have both the scientific understanding and the decades of experience it takes to successfully litigate a claim for personal injuries or property damage due to toxic exposure or contamination. Call our offices in Twin Falls or Boise today to find out whether you may be entitled to compensation based on your toxic tort injuries.
On-the-job chemical exposure
Employers often look for ways to cut costs while remaining productive and profitable. Often, the costs that are cut impose negative consequences on employees. Even in jobs that involve working with hazardous chemicals, many employers fail to provide their workers with the safety and ventilation equipment necessary to help them avoid inhaling dangerous fumes or dust. Likewise, chemical manufacturers may not disclose the full extent of the harm that can be caused by the substances they make in order to keep sales high. Victims of asbestos inhalation and benzene exposure can testify to the long delay between when the harmful nature of these substances was understood, and when the manufacturers using these substances provided sufficient warning of the risks faced by workers who used these substances. If you’re suffering from an illness related to unreasonably-dangerous substances you encounter on the job, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of those chemicals.
Exposure to toxic chemicals through soil or water
Some large corporations put profits above protecting customers or the public from the dangerous effects of harsh chemicals. Companies often find it to be cost-effective to allow chemical run-off or by-products to enter the ground or waterways, only acting to prevent this sort of contamination after they’ve been confronted with legal action on behalf of injured victims. As a result, it is important to stand up and take action against corporations that release dangerous substances into the environment, on behalf of yourself, your family, and your neighbors.
If you live near a plant or factory and believe that a medical condition that you or a loved one has experienced was caused by toxic chemicals released by the plant, you may be entitled to money damages. Such illnesses can force you to spend enormous amounts of money on medical treatments, while also losing income from missed work. This sort of toxic exposure can not only affect your health; it can also diminish the value of your home. Certain chemicals can cause physical damage to your house, or even contaminate your water supply or soil. Our personal injury and toxic tort lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead will ensure that you’re compensated for all harm caused by a careless corporation, so that you can get the compensation you need to move on and heal.
Help is Available for Injuries Caused by Environmental or Toxic Torts in Idaho
If you’re an Idaho resident who has been injured as the result of chemical exposure, improper toxic dumping, or another environmental or toxic tort, contact the knowledgeable, effective, and trial-ready toxic tort lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead for a consultation, in Twin Falls at 208-734-2552, or in Boise at 208-336-2552.