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Toxic Exposure Lawyers in New York
Industrial chemicals are highly regulated for good reason. They are incredibly harmful when leaked into our environment or used incorrectly. Businesses and individuals who do hand harsh chemicals must take the necessary safety precautions.
One of the biggest issues with toxic tort lawsuits regarding the exposure of industrial chemicals is their latency period. Toxic chemical exposure doesn’t show signs for damage of some 10 - 30 years after exposure. By then, workers may not be with the same company or may not link the chemical exposure to the tort.
Toxic exposure is a complex area of the law. Fortunately, our team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP have been successful in both settlements and substantial jury verdicts for our clients.
The Employer’s Role
Employers are obligated to protect their employees who handle chemicals, toxins, and fumes.
When businesses fail to provide adequate safety training and equipment, workers, and those around the area risk:
- Inhaling harmful fumes
- Sustaining chemical burns
- Suffering life-threatening conditions
Toxins that lead to serious illness include:
- Chemical powders
- Chemical fumes
- Diesel exhaust
- Fuel oil
Are You Entitled to Workers' Compensation for Toxic Exposure?
Workers' compensation protects employers from claims of negligence resulting from occupational injuries and illnesses. But you may be able to claim against a third party, such as the makers of the chemicals or protective equipment manufacturers.
Examples of negligent chemical exposure include failure to:
- Warn about the health dangers related to harmful chemicals
- Disclose harmful substances in products used in the workplace
- Provide protective equipment
- Provide protective gear including dust masks
- Instruct employees regarding the correct use of protective equipment
- Protect workers from exposure to toxic chemicals through explosions or spills
- Explain OSHA safety violations with to regards labeling, use, and storage of hazardous chemicals
What About Your Home?
In New York City, lead-based paints were used in homes and other buildings in the five boroughs for decades before anyone discovered that small children were exposed to dust from lead paint that was peeling or from chewing or eating the lead paint chips risk sustaining braining damage. This is life-threatening in every way.
Our qualified and compassionate team of attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP work with a variety of experts in neurology, neuropsychology, and toxicology to develop a strong case in toxic exposure and establish clear liability to we can expose every aspect of damage and maximize compensation recovery for clients.
Brain Damaged Child $50 Million
A four-year-old boy was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Wrongful Death $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when our client was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Our client was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Pedestrian Injury $10.3 Million
A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.