Occupational Diseases & Toxic Torts
Occupational Disease Litigation, Lawyers and Lawsuits.
An occupational disease is a chronic ailment that is known to occur in a significant amount of workers in a particular industry at a higher rate than it occurs in the general population.
Constant exposure to chemicals or materials such as asbestos, lead paint, dry cleaning fluids, pesticides, and various others can have irreversible and often fatal consequences. If you have been injured on the job and need to find a lawyer - use our free case review form to the right.
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Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. It is a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, and abdominal cavities - called the mesothelium. Click here for more facts on mesothelioma attorney help
Leukemia / Benzene:
Benzene exposure occurs after inhalation, consumption, or can be absorption through the skin. It is rapidly absorbed by the blood, and carries the toxin through out the body. As the exposure level increases, benzene works its way into the DNA of the bone marrow, where it causes several cancerous mutations, including leukemia. For more facts on the benzene leukemia connection click here.
Bronchiolitis Obliterans / Diacetyl:
Diacetyl is a food flavoring commonly used in microwave popcorn to create a buttery taste. There have been a number of lawsuits filed by popcorn flavoring workers for diacetyl-linked bronchiolitis obliterans. In 2005, a Missouri jury awarded a worker $2.7 million due to the disease, and since 2002 flavoring manufacturers have paid victims over $100 million due to what is referred to as “popcorn workers lung”.