In Tyler, Longview and the surrounding East Texas area we are all exposed to a host of toxic substances that didn’t even exist not long ago and many substances that were once thought to be safe have been proven to be deadly. DDT and Chlordane were both thought to be safe. We now know that toxic chemicals affect not only those who work with them but also those who live near a manufacturing facility that manufactures or uses toxic chemicals.
Workers in manufacturing, automotive, and industrial careers may be exposed to toxic chemicals that have been proven to cause deadly diseases. Prolonged exposure to asbestos is a known cause of asbestosis and mesothelioma. Benzene exposure has been tied to leukemia. Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) can lead to angiosarcoma or lung cancer. Silica dust has been proven to cause silicosis.
Polluters that discharge toxic materials into the environment, either the atmosphere or the groundwater, have a dramatic effect on the health, livelihood, and property values of those in the vicinity. Sometimes the pollution of the environment occurs slowly over time, such as in the case of gasoline leaking from an underground storage tank. Other times the environmental pollution is catastrophic such as in the case of an accident at an oil refinery or chemical plant.
As experienced Tyler Injury Lawyers, we have both tried to verdict and settled a number of asbestosis, silicosis, pollution and toxic exposure cases.
After more than thirty-four years and thousands of personal injury cases there is virtually nothing that we haven't seen and successfully handled. There is no substitute for experience. If you want the assistance of an experienced Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney in the Tyler / Longview / East Texas area contact us today.