Bentonville Toxic Tort Attorneys
Representing Bentonville Individuals Harmed by Toxic Substances
Exposure to a dangerous substance, such as a chemical, toxin, pesticide, or pharmaceutical drug, can result in lasting consequences. We expect organizations that produce and handle these toxic substances to carry out their tasks with the utmost care and respect for the people they may harm by failing to do so. Tragically, some companies fail to live up to these responsibilities, resulting in avoidable exposures in workplaces or even at home.
If you have been harmed by an exposure to a toxic substance, you have the right to seek compensation from the responsible party. Our team at Potts Law Firm has over 250 years of combined legal experience and has represented thousands of individuals in these cases. Our Bentonville toxic tort lawyers have secured over $1 billion on behalf of our clients and are ready to put our power and resources to work for you. No matter the complexity of your situation, we are here for you and not afraid to take on large corporations and other behemoths whose wrongdoing led to your injuries. Trust us to go the distance and get you the money you deserve.
Call (479) 323-3738 or contact us online to explore your legal options in a free initial consultation. Same-day appointments are available, and our firm offers services in English and Spanish.
What Is a Toxic Tort?
A toxic tort is a legal remedy available to people harmed by an exposure to a toxic substance. It involves filing a civil lawsuit against the entity whose negligence, carelessness, or deliberate misconduct resulted in the exposure and consequent injuries. These claims often involve multiple plaintiffs, but unlike a class action, each injured party can secure compensation for the specific damages they incurred.
How Do Toxic Exposures Happen in Arkansas?
A person can be exposed to a toxic substance in any environment where dangerous toxins are present. Most exposures occur in workplaces where toxins are regularly handled or stored. They can also occur in homes located near facilities where dangerous substances are processed, transported, or stored.
Some exposures will be single, specific incidents. An explosion or catastrophic leak at a facility that handles toxins may lead to many people suffering injuries. Adverse health consequences may also arise over time as a result of long-term exposure to toxins that is not immediately detected. This can occur when toxins are improperly stored or released over time into the air or water.
Our Bentonville toxic tort attorneys can help you explore your legal options if:
- You were exposed at work. Some professions, particularly industrial fields, all but require constant exposure to dangerous toxins. Employers have a responsibility to maintain strict safety protocols, comply with all applicable regulations, and provide adequate safety equipment in these types of workplaces. If you work closely with dangerous substances and your employer demonstrably fails to honor any of these responsibilities, you likely have a case.
- You were exposed at home. Some homes will be located a short distance away from a facility that uses, handles, or stores toxins. You may also share a water supply. Even if you never visit the facility, you could become exposed if the organization that runs it improperly releases toxins into the air or dumps chemicals. An explosion or fire at the facility could also result in harmful toxins reaching nearby homes.
- You were exposed as the result of using or consuming a defective product. Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to adequately warn consumers about potentially dangerous or risky toxins contained in their products, including pharmaceutical drugs. If you suffer adverse health effects after consuming a product and subsequently learn it contained a toxic substance the manufacturer did not sufficiently warn you about, you could have a case.
What Are the Potential Consequences of Toxic Exposure?
Inhaling or ingesting any amount of a toxic substance in the air, in your water, or in a consumable product can potentially lead to adverse health consequences. Bodies react differently, however, and there is no dependable way to ascertain what types of injuries someone might experience after a known exposure. In many cases, the full extent of someone’s injuries will not be apparent for weeks, months, or even years.
Health consequences triggered by exposure to toxic substances may include:
- Birth injuries
- Cognitive impairments
- Heart problems
- Hodgkin’s disease
- Kidney issues
- Liver problems
- Lung cancer
- Nervous system disorders
- Respiratory diseases
- Skin disorders
- Stomach conditions
If you experience any health problem after working in or living near a facility that handles toxic substances, you deserve to know whether a suspected or confirmed exposure is to blame. Potts Law Firm is prepared to investigate your circumstances and advise whether you have grounds to pursue a claim.
We are ready to stand up for your rights and fight for maximum compensation. Call (479) 323-3738 or contact us online today.
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