Lexington Toxic Torts Attorney
Passionate Advocates for Those Exposed to Dangerous Substances
While anyone can suffer exposure to a toxic chemical, there are those who live in areas and work in occupational settings in Kentucky where the risk of exposure to a toxic substance is much higher. There are many industries that have a proven pattern of exposure to hazardous substances like asbestos, benzene and other chemical or substances that cause serious injury, illness or disability. If you work in manufacturing facilities or industrial plants that use, dispose, expel and produce toxic chemicals, hazardous waste or carcinogenic materials, you may suffer serious medical issues.
Our experienced Lexington toxic torts attorneys at Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC have the experience and resources to take on large companies or industries that cause exposure to hazardous chemicals and substances. We devote a substantial portion of our practice to representing victims who suffer conditions caused by exposure to toxic substances. Exposure to a toxic substance can be caused by a sudden accident in an industrial plant or over the course of many years of exposure. Our lawyers promptly initiate an investigation for our clients to trace and identify the source of a client's exposure so that we can pursue liability claims against all responsible parties.
Contact Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC to begin your claim! We offer free case evaluations.
Types of Toxic Substances
Toxic tort litigation can be extremely complicated because there may be long periods of time between exposure and the onset of symptoms caused by a toxic substance. There also may be substantial factual challenges in isolating the source of the exposure. These cases involve complex litigation including significant research into the circumstances of the exposure and the toxic product. Large corporations and manufacturers work diligently to avoid liability for toxic tort claims because they cost millions of dollars in insurance claims annually.
We can handle claims involving all of the following types of toxic substances:
- Carbon monoxide
- Radiation exposure
- Pesticides (DDT, dioxin)
- Hazardous waste
- Toxic mold
Two of the most common and serious types of toxic tort claims involve asbestos and benzene. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is exclusively caused by tiny fiber particles of asbestos becoming lodged in the lungs. The manufacturer, property manager, owner of a project or employer may be responsible for exposure to asbestos. We trace back your employment history to identify the parties that are financially responsible for your developing mesothelioma. If you were working with asbestos, employers and other agencies may be liable if you were not supplied with proper safety equipment.
Benzene is a common derivative of petroleum. It is a volatile substance that emits vapors that can be inhaled quickly. The chemical substance may also be absorbed through the skin. Exposure to even low concentrations of Benzene can cause leukemia. Despite awareness in the petroleum industry of the hazards posed by Benzene as early as 1948, many companies did not take adequate measures to protect employees.
Contact an Experienced Toxic Torts Lawyer in Lexington Today!
If you or someone you love has suffered brain damage, cancer, lung damage, chemical burns, birth defects to one's children, cardiovascular damage, respiratory complications, wrongful death or other health conditions caused by exposure to toxic substances, you may have a legal claim for financial compensation. Our experienced toxic tort attorneys at Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC offer a free consultation so that we can evaluate your claim and identify the appropriate parties to hold financially responsible for your injuries or loss of a loved one.
Call (859) 534-9327 to speak with a Lexington toxic torts attorney today!