Hazardous Chemical Lawsuits and Toxic Tort Cases in Wisconsin
Madison Personal Injury Lawyers Get Maximum Compensation in Toxic Tort Settlements and Awards
A group of industrial workers is exposed to asbestos on the job.
A neighborhood’s groundwater is contaminated by pesticides.
A renter finds toxic mold growing in the apartment.
A family living in an old house is exposed to lead paint during a renovation.In each of these cases, the people involved could become seriously ill or even die due to exposure to toxic substances. The illness may not be apparent until many years later, and the process of proving liability after so much time has passed can be difficult. Warshafsky’s Madison personal injury attorneys have the experience and skill to bring successful toxic tort lawsuits against the responsible parties to ensure victims of toxic exposure get the compensation they deserve.
Toxic Tort Lawsuits near Madison
Toxic tort lawsuits involve injuries and illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals or other toxic substances, such as:
- Toxic mold
Toxic tort cases usually arise due to exposure at work, exposure at home, pharmaceutical drugs, and consumer products. When a worker is exposed to toxins on the job, they may be able to collect worker’s compensation as well as sue the manufacturer of the chemical in a toxic tort lawsuit. Although toxic tort claims are often brought as class action lawsuits, individuals can sue as well.
But who exactly do you sue? Sometimes it’s hard to tell where the dangerous chemical came from. For instance, if you live in an industrial area and believe your health problems are caused by pollutants in the air, you may not know which nearby factory is responsible. Typically, toxic tort lawsuits can be brought against everyone who could be linked to the substance, including:
- Chemical manufacturers and distributors
- Manufacturers or distributors of machines that cause exposure to chemicals
- Manufacturers of machines that should have protected against chemical exposure
- Owners or renters of the property where exposure occurred
- Chemical storage companies
Proving Liability in Toxic Tort Cases
Every toxic tort case is different: different toxins, different types of exposure, different degrees of illness or injury. In order to successfully sue for exposure to toxins, our toxic tort attorneys will prove:
- The substance was dangerous
- You were exposed to the toxin
- You were harmed by the toxin
It can be difficult to determine where the chemical or hazardous substance came from. If the injury or illness does not become apparent until years after exposure to the toxins, evidence and witnesses will be hard to come by. However, if there are scientific studies linking the toxic substance to injuries or illnesses like yours, your case is much more likely to win impressive damage awards.
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Under statutes of limitations, lawsuits must be brought within a certain period of time after the injury occurred. However, the same rules may not apply in toxic tort cases. The clock starts ticking when you first become aware of, or should have reasonably been able to notice, your injury or illness. Even if your exposure occurred years ago and you doubt you would win a lawsuit, give Warshafsky Law Firm a call for a free no-obligation consultation with our Wisconsin toxic tort lawyers.
Most Common Toxic Tort Lawsuits
Some of the most common hazardous chemicals involved in toxic torts include:
Exposure to these and other toxins can lead to:
- Lung disease
- Hodgkin’s disease (Hodgkin’s lymphoma)
- Aplastic anemia
Free Consultation and No Fee Until You Win Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has suffered injury, illness, or death after being exposed to a hazardous substance, schedule a free consultation with our Madison toxic tort attorneys. We’ll assess your situation and tell you honestly if we believe we can win.
Should you choose to hire us, we’ll begin gathering evidence and building up your case. From day one, we prepare your case as if it will be heard before a judge and jury. Our opponents know they won’t get off with a lowball settlement offer. If they offer less money than you deserve, we’re prepared to take them to court to get the maximum judgment or jury award.