Chemical Exposure & Toxic Torts Claims in San Antonio
People come into contact with chemicals every day. At work, home, school, or even at your children's playground, exposure to chemicals can be experienced anywhere. It is important to note that there are safe chemicals - and there are very dangerous ones as well.
In order to experience illness, injury, or disease from chemical exposure, it must enter the body first. Far from common misconception, however, exposure to chemicals does not have to be direct or through physical contact. In many cases involving toxic exposure, the victim will have been exposed to toxic materials through ingestion, inhalation, or through the skin (transdermal exposure).
Toxic torts claims can be filed if you have suffered serious injury, illness, or disease due to exposure to a source of hazardous waste or toxic chemicals. Whether your injuries are an immediate result of the exposure or your symptoms have slowly emerged due to gradual exposure, our compassionate San Antonio personal injury attorneys are here to listen to your story and make your voice heard. To us, taking legal action represents much more than obtaining compensation. It is about demanding justice when your rights have been violated. Call our firm today to share your story.
Exposed to toxic chemicals or substances? Call our injury lawyers now.
Attorney Daspit logged thousands of hours working for high-profile cases, including first-hand experience in handling claims arising from the BP refinery explosion in 2005. Additionally, he has successfully represented a pipeline company seeking more than $50 million in damages based on a defective pipeline. His extensive trial experience combined with his former experience as a defense attorney makes John Daspit a formidable force in any courtroom or negotiation table.
If you have been exposed to toxic chemicals or think you may have a toxic torts claim, you must work with a seasoned San Antonio toxic torts lawyer who understands this complex area of the law. Not only can we at The Daspit Law Firm pursue your full damages, but we can support you as you make a statement and demand safer standards in the regulation of the toxic chemicals that caused your injury.
When your rights are on the line, The Daspit Law Firm stands as an advocate for you. Contact our office today to learn how we can help you pursue your full damages.
Demand Safer Conditions & Better Industrial Hygiene in Your Workplace
According to standards specifically put into place by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), there are acceptable levels of airborne chemical concentrations in the workplace. According to all recognized Federal Standards, there are Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) that are enforceable by law and all employers are required to obey. Failure to adhere to the PEL standards could lead to an unsafe working environment and could expose workers to toxic levels of chemicals.
Common chemical exposure and toxic torts claims to arise in the industrial setting include:
- Asbestos exposure (leading to asbestos-related mesothelioma)
- Ethyl benzene
- Arsenic, lead, and iron
- Manganese poisoning
- Toxic fungi, bacteria, and / or other viruses
- Exposure to toxic waste due to a chemical spill
- Exposure to any number of neurotoxins or biologic agents
If your loved one passed away wrongfully due to chemical exposure or exposure to any toxic material, there are legal remedies available to you. As a surviving family member, you can take action on behalf of your loved one's life. As considerate legal professionals, we can guide you through this process as you grapple with a deeply emotional time - all while honoring your family's need for discretion, privacy, and respect at this time.
Were you exposed to chemicals in a non-industrial setting? Let us hear your story.
Toxic chemicals do not simply exist inside of industrial environments. From property contamination due to oil spills or a collision with a hazardous-material truck or 18-wheeler, victims can be exposed to toxic materials anywhere from their home to the highway. If you have been exposed to any type of toxic waste, you must speak with our firm.
Other toxic exposure claims may include:
- Property contamination due to irresponsible fracking practices, oil drilling, pipeline spills, or other chemical spills
- Exposure to asbestos in your home
- Exposure to carbon monoxide in the home
- Exposure to kerosene, paint thinners, or other toxic fumes
- Toxic materials found in children's toys
Because we treat every client with personalized and attentive counsel, we truly take the time to thoroughly investigate your claim. We can determine the party (or parties) at-fault, including product manufacturers or irresponsible corporations. Once we are able to locate the source of your accident, we will fiercely advocate to help hold all liable parties accountable for their actions.
From Home to Hospital Visits, The Daspit Law Firm Can Help You 24/7
Exposure to chemicals and other toxic substances can result in some of the most life-changing, life-threatening injuries imaginable. For this reason, our San Antonio chemical exposure and toxic torts attorneys try to make your claims-filing process as simple as possible. If you are unable to come to our offices, we would be happy to make the appropriate accommodations to visit you in the comfort of your own home or your hospital.
Our legal team provides you with the compassionate legal counsel you deserve at this time. Call our offices at any time to request your free case consultation - we are here to help you 24/7.