Workplace Safety Attorney reviews chemical inhalation injury and chemical burn injury for plaintiffs nationwide
Toxic chemical substances can injure consumers and workers in several forms, including sprays, mists, fumes, solids, dusts, vapors and gases. Each form may present a different hazard by how it causes harm. For example, liquid solvents can give off toxic vapors, and sometimes they cannot be smelled or detected.
Common solvents and workplace products like Liquid Wrench and Safety Kleen have been implicated in serious respiratory injury, and toxic exposure lawsuits have been filed on behalf of injured plaintiffs. Certain household and industrial cleaning products may be very dangerous, though their warnings may not be sufficient. Even laundry pods have led to serious injury for consumers.
The effects of a toxic chemical on your body may be the result of acute or chronic exposure. Acute (short-term) exposure will be evident very quickly, whereas long-term exposure to some toxins will result in permanent illnesses or cancers.
Joe Lyon is an experienced toxic exposure lawyer and workplace safety attorney reviewing household and industrial chemical hazard injury and toxic exposure for plaintiffs nationwide.
There are numerous industrial and household chemicals capable of causing Workplace Ventilation Risks, as well as chemical burns and more severe conditions like cancer. Common household chemicals and industrial toxins include:
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Symptoms of an inhalation injury will vary depending on which gas or chemical is inhaled and the duration of exposure. Symptoms may include irritation of the eyes, nose or throat and a shortness of breath. Chest x-rays and breathing tests can determine how much lung damage has occurred after chemical exposure.
Gases may severely irritate the lungs and cause immediate symptoms, while others damage the lungs and tissue slowly. Early warning signs of exposure may not exist, and can cause inflammation of the small airways or lead to fluid accumulation in the lungs.
Inhalation injury and chemical hazard injury may also include a chemical burn or an allergic response that leads to inflammation and scarring. Other inhaled gases may cause a general poisoning of the body as they displace oxygen in the blood and limit the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues.
If an employer fails to warn employees of chemical risks or fails to provide protective equipment and information about toxic substances and an injury or illness results, you may be able to recover compensation related to medical costs, lost wages, long-term disability and emotional distress.
The Lyon Firm works with plaintiffs nationwide to protect workers and seek compensation when employers fail to provide protective safety gear or follow OSHA safety guidelines.
Each toxic exposure case is different and will require an experienced legal team to investigate the cause of injury. The Lyon Firm works with medical and industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury, and will seek compensation and damages from the liable party.
Employers may be liable for a failure to protect their employees or provide basic safety equipment. Also, chemical manufacturers may be responsible for providing proper warnings on the toxicity of their products.
It is is important to document your use of any product and save any medical records following a chemical inhalation injury.
Toxic exposure cases help empower employees to fight for their right to be protected, satisfactorily informed, and to stay safe. They also bring awareness to challenge and higher the expectations of companies who are not serving their employees justly.
Benzene is a highly-volatile chemical used in gasoline and as a solvent in many chemical and pharmaceutical products. In 2010, the World Health Organization said exposure to Benzene was a “major public health concern.”
It is a concern because Benzene is a toxin that may cause blood cancer such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute non lymphatic leukemia. The IARC classifies it as a group 1 carcinogen. Benzene is considered as toxic as substances such as asbestos.
The American Public Health Association reports that three million workers in United States at auto mechanic and repair shops, gas stations, shipping loading docks, paint manufacturing plants, printers, gas truck drivers, and rubber manufacturing facilities are at risk.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to a defective product or recalled product to obtain just compensation under the law.
(Hamilton County, Ohio): Confidential Settlement. Lead Counsel in a case that involved secondary lead exposure to two children. Their father worked at a local recycling plant that routinely recycled computer equipment. The company violated numerous OSHA regulations related to providing safety equipment and clothing to prevent lead particles from being transferred home. As a result, the Plaintiffs father transferred lead dust to his children who then suffered lead poisoning. The case was covered extensively by the Cincinnati news media and referenced in peer-reviewed medical literature. The settlement will provide educational needs to the children who suffered neurological injuries due the exposure.