Toxic Tort Lawyers

Widespread Exposure to Harmful Substances

A toxic tort is a legal claim involving injuries to plaintiffs caused by exposure to toxic substances. These substances include various chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceutical drugs, and more. What distinguishes these claims from single-plaintiff lawsuits is the involvement of numerous injured parties. These injured parties can participate in a single toxic tort against a liable defendant and seek financial compensation for the specific damages they have each sustained as a result of the defendant’s negligence or misconduct.

At Potts Law Firm, we represent plaintiffs in toxic tort litigation throughout the United States. We have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered devastating injuries, illnesses, and medical conditions due to the negligent and wrongful practices of large corporations, manufacturers, and other entities. We are committed to protecting your rights and fighting for the full, fair compensation you are owed.

If you have been harmed after being exposed to a dangerous substance, contact our toxic tort lawyers today at (888) 420-1299 to learn more about your legal rights and options during a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

What Is Toxic Tort Law?

Toxic tort law is an essential area of tort litigation and serves as a means of justice for those who have suffered adverse health effects from chemicals or pollutants in the environment. “Tort litigation” is an area of civil litigation that allows multiple interested parties (known as “plaintiffs”) to collectively sue for damages. Mass torts are very similar to class actions with one key difference: in a mass tort claim, plaintiffs seek individual damages, whereas class actions result in a single settlement or verdict that is then divided among all participating parties.

Common Types of Toxic Tort Claims

People can be exposed to dangerous substances in a variety of situations and places. Many toxic tort cases arise either from exposure at work or from a nearby facility. Occupational exposure cases are quite common due to the fact that workers in the industrial industry and other industries are often chronically exposed to numerous harmful chemicals.

When harmful vapors are inhaled, they can cause serious short-term or long-term damage to an individual.

Common diseases in toxic tort cases include but are not limited to:

  • Asbestosis
  • Leukemia
  • Mesothelioma
  • Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Respiratory ailments
  • Skin disorders

Individuals who have been exposed to harmful substances may have grounds for legal action. Our toxic tort lawyers help victims of chemical substance exposure fight for fair compensation for the injuries and trauma they have sustained. We strive to restore your quality of life and help you obtain the critical monetary resources you need to heal.

How Does Harmful Exposure Occur?

Exposure to harmful substances can stem from an explosion, a leak, safety violations, or inadequate policy and may cause harm to a person or a large group of people.

Some of the most common causes of harmful exposure include:

  • Accidental or intentional contact with harmful substances
  • Failure to implement or maintain safety standards
  • Failure to provide adequate protective equipment
  • Catastrophic events, such as explosions or fires
  • Defective products and defective product labeling
  • Illegal or negligent activity, such as dumping chemicals
  • Failure to warn of possible exposure risks
  • Improper chemical or substance storage
  • Failure to comply with safety regulations

The Potts Law Firm has represented thousands of victims of toxic chemical exposures. If you suspect you have been exposed to a toxic substance through a second party’s negligence and sustained a substantial injury as a result, you may be eligible for compensation.

Contact Us Today for a Complimentary Consultation

If you or someone you love has been negatively affected by toxic exposure, contact Potts Law Firm to speak to a lawyer about your case. Victims of toxic exposure will benefit from consulting with an experienced toxic tort attorney to ensure their case has the best possible chance of success. Schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys today.

We do not collect attorney fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. Call (888) 420-1299 or contact us online today to learn more.

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What Types of Damages Are Available in Toxic Tort Claims?

Toxic torts allow multiple plaintiffs to seek individual settlements for their damages. This means that you can fight for fair compensation for the specific losses you have endured as a result of being exposed to a harmful or toxic substance.

Some common damages in toxic tort claims include:

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Past, current, and future lost income/wages
  • Past, current, and future pain and suffering
  • Lost or diminished quality/enjoyment of life
  • Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
  • Attorney fees and court costs
  • Permanent disability, disfigurement, or impairment
  • Loss of earning ability due to permanent injury

At Potts Law Firm, our toxic tort attorneys help clients seek maximum compensation for their economic and noneconomic losses. We understand the importance of securing justice on your behalf, as well as the monetary resources you need to manage unexpected expenses related to your injury or illness.

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  • Wrongful Death $800,000

    Potts Law Firm secured an $800,000 settlement on behalf of a family for the wrongful death of their father. The father of five from Las Vegas, New Mexico was wheelchair-bound.  While visiting his dentist’s office, the father maneuvered his electric wheelchair up a ramp.  The ramp did not have a curb or rails to prevent a fall. Despite being airlifted to a hospital, the father died of his injuries.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q:Will I owe the law firm money if we don’t win my case?


    No, you will not owe Potts Law Firm anything if we don’t win your case.

  • Q:What does “contingency agreement” mean?


    This means that the law firm will work on your case and usually advance the expenses of litigation but will not charge you until they recover monetary damages for you.

  • Q:What should I do if a chemical exposure has made me sick?


    Legal recourse may be available to those who have been exposed to industrial chemicals. In general, it is the responsibility of individuals who use and store industrial chemicals to make sure that these substances are handled safely and properly. When this does not happen, and a chemical accident occurs, workers and nearby individuals can become ill through chemical exposure. If you have been exposed, you may need legal representation to ensure that you recoup your losses, heal, and are able to move on with your life. Contact one of our toxic tort attorneys so we can talk to you about your case and provide the support you need.

Why Hire a Toxic Tort Lawyer?

Chemical and petroleum companies are notorious for subjecting workers and the public to chemical exposure and toxic torts. Sometimes, this exposure can occur over a long period of time, such as the infamous asbestos (mesothelioma) and black lung (coal workers’ pneumoconiosis or CWP) cases experienced by contractors and coal workers. However, the length of time does not excuse the negligence of the defendant who caused these injuries.

These claims are among the most difficult claims to pursue given the seemingly unlimited resources of these defendants. It is important that you retain an experienced firm that knows how to combat the inevitable denials and deflections that are sure to follow from the defendants regarding these exposures.

Additionally, chemical exposure and toxic torts cases typically involve a higher degree of expertise due to their complexity. For example, permanent disfigurement may require a lifecare plan tailored to your unique circumstances. There may also be substantial future medical care costs associated with your injuries. Typically, experts are needed to prove these claims. In conjunction with our own extensive legal skills, we at Potts Law Firm can ensure that we have the right experts on your case in order to successfully prove liability.

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