Property owners, employers, manufacturers and other entities can be held responsible for adverse health effects of exposure to toxic substances. The Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm is one of the premier personal injury firms in New York City, with notable verdicts and settlements across a wide range of cases.
Toxic exposure cases may involve different areas of law, including product liability ( toxic torts), premises liability, construction law, medical negligence or a combination thereof. We have experience in all of these fields. Our accomplished New York City trial lawyers can examine the facts of your case to determine who may be liable and then aggressively pursue your rightful compensation.
Health effects from exposure to toxic substances? Call us at 212-268-3222 for a free case evaluation.
Exposure Illness From Deadly Chemicals and Substances
Our legal team has recovered compensation in diverse cases. We can pursue your legal remedies for serious illness or permanent damage from toxic exposures:
- Workplace toxins — Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), asbestos, fuels, solvents, heavy metals
- Chemical spills — Industrial plant accidents, tanker truck accidents, construction accidents
- Lead poisoning — Lead-based paint in apartments, foreign-made toys, old plumbing
- Toxic mold — Construction defects, neglected maintenance
- Toxic drugs — Vioxx, Fen-Phen, Celebrex and other pharmaceuticals
- Household products — Fire extinguishers, paints
- 9/11 health cases — Toxic chemicals, smoke and dust inhaled at Ground Zero
Breathing or ingesting toxins can cause a wide range of health issues, including respiratory problems and pneumonia, brain damage and nerve damage, cancer, infertility, organ damage, chemical burns and skin ailments. In many cases the effects are permanent and the person can no longer work. We work closely with each client to document the diminishing impact on his or her daily life and future.
Litigation involving toxic materials requires a substantial investment. Our law firm commits the resources to hire experts in manufacturing, engineering, workplace safety, product safety and other fields to show how the company failed to protect workers or the public.
We also work closely with oncologists, neurologists and other medical specialists to establish a clear connection between the toxic exposure and the health effects. We recovered $250,000 for a client who suffered respiratory ailments after a fire extinguishing system in a Brooklyn gas station malfunctioned and sprayed him with chemical fire retardant.
20 Years Of Advocating For Injury Victims
Call 212-268-3222 or or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our New York City toxic exposure attorneys. There is no cost to have your claim evaluated, and there are no attorney fees unless we secure compensation.